In 2021 October I have been Knighted and became member of the Knights of the Climate Covenant

Since the end of October you could find a new logo on two of my sites, and since today also on From Geustwriters.

I have  become part of a community of people from six nations and 18 USA states. Together and on our own, we are trying to bring more awareness concerning the way we are living and how we treat mother earth. Concerning those matters you might find a.o. articles on “My Space“, on the recently to WordPress added “Some view on the world” and on “From Guestwriters“.

Last month, I joined those writers from all over the world who are already fighting climate change in some way and on some level. That makes us all climate activists, and we can identify as such. Sometimes, though, it takes an invitation to get people to claim the title. Meanwhile, it’s human nature to like and identify with others who feel the same way.

We’re making a difference in the fight against climate change and climate science denial.

We are a non-profit community of activists
working to address the climate crisis
and counter climate-change denial.

People around our Round Table range from hardcore, badass marchers and protesters to grandmothers who carry their own containers to the local deli. Each of us is doing whatever we can, wherever we can and whenever we can to slow climate change.

Knights of the Climate Covenant launched on Earth Day 2021 to allow more everyday people to identify as climate activists and commit to making a difference in the fight against the climate crisis. Regardless of whether it’s changing personal behaviours, helping others change theirs, advocating for climate action or holding elected officials accountable, and no matter how substantive or seemingly insignificant our activities, we are all Knights of the Climate Covenant.

The climate crisis is wreaking havoc around the world and is disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities and people living in poverty. As Global Citizens, we urge the world leaders attending COP26 to:

  • Stop climate change by committing to ambitious mitigation plans that cut emissions and keep the world within 1.5 degrees of warming.
  • Ensure support to build resilience for marginalized communities and people living in poverty who are already bearing the brunt of climate change’s consequences.
  • Support lower income countries’ efforts to cut their own emissions and make green investments.

Those leaders have the power to set us down a path to a safe and stable future but they must act now and boldly, and that is what we all, as inhabitants of this world, have to ask them.

There’s a vanishing window for action — it’s now or never.

Leaders have to use the summit to put the goals of the Paris climate agreement within reach, while also setting the stage for a just transition away from fossil fuels toward a more inclusive and environmentally healthy future.

Though we are also convinced, each citizen has to do his or her part too. While governments have the power to enact policies that halve emissions by 2030, the private sector also has a significant role to play in transforming the global economy — and many companies are already stepping up. And as consumers, we have to be responsible users of the material goods and have to take care that the ecological footprint shall be as low as possible.

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Please do find The Covenant Blog: The Knights Speak

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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