"Social movements are a type of group action. They are a large scale informal groupings of individuals and/or organizations focused on specific political or social issues, in other words, on carrying out a social change." --Wkipedia, "Social Movement"
Just by perusing this website, anyone can join the mighty new movement that is confronting the most urgent challenge facing us today. The Climate Movement is a growing collection of diverse groups scattered all over the country (and world) whose collective consciousness is fuel that will propel us into a clean energy future.
This April hundreds of thousands of people came together to send a strong message to Congress: "Cut Carbon 80% by 2050." By taking pictures of their own homegrown actions, the diverse group of everyday people became climate movement organizers, propelling this dynamic new movement farther than ever before.
Sure, this website has launched another short term campaign, but our role will end on November 3rd. It is our hope that these short term campaigns will help nurture the friendships and rekindle the courage necessary to create a larger movement that will eventually transform the way we power our world. The movement will have many faces, many names, many organizations, and many calls to action. It's up to us to continue to strive for further emissions cuts, further leadership, and further prosperity for our shared future.
Let's get this movement moving!
The Step It Up Team