The Itom Ae Principle
The short-term goal of the Itom Ae Principle is to educate the general public, businesses, and organizations on the environmental and economic benefits of energy conservation in order to combat the issues of climate change at a local level.
The long-term goal is transition off the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources through the elimination of coal-fired power plants and creation of solar/wind farms; to transition coal and power plant workers to the renewable energy job market; and to address the impacts of sea level rise through the implementation of green infrastructure.
Our coalition works to educate and encourage local municipalities to pass local ordinances/resolutions addressing a declaration of a climate emergency and the rights of nature bill of rights. The rights of nature bill of rights campaign initiative includes a referendum being placed on our local ballot through the gathering of petitions.
As part of our “Fighting climate change by planting one tree at a time” campaign we work with the local school district and City’s Parks and Recreation Department planting trees in city parks. Students from nearby schools are engaged in the process.
We are part of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. We have a strong plastic free program that has spurred the elimination of plastic straw use and reduction of single-use plastic bags and bottles. The use of plastics is a contributor to the climate change emergency because it is estimated that about 12 million barrels of oil a year are used in making of just plastic bags (manufactured from feedstock) with an average American throwing away about 10 bags a week.
We are actively engaged with the general public, government, businesses, environmental organizations, marginalized and LGBTTQQIAAP communities, youth groups, agriculture, and faith-based groups.
U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris
Earth Ethics, Inc. Executive Director traveled to Paris in 2015 to be part of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. She was able to meet with people from other States and Nations in discussions on how we can all become actively engaged in addressed climate change locally and globally. This work is ongoing.
Earth Action is working with numerous regional, national, and global organizations on the issue of climate change, including sea level rise, storm water, food security and numerous other climate change related issues. We are working for legislative change as well as the implementation of programs to address these issues.