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Spread the news! The largest climate rally EVER in the U.S. is taking place on Sunday, February 17th in Washington, DC. Thousands of people are mobilizing for the rally, which is organized by 350.org, the Sierra Club, and the Hip Hop Caucus; the Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign is one of dozens of organizations across the U.S. that has signed on to join the march.

As moms we care so much – and work so hard – to ensure that our children have a promising, secure future. Climate change threatens every single thing that we parents hope for them.

Climate change manifests as extreme weather.  It isn’t some technical mystery, but rather the scary stuff we’ve witnessed in our communities in recent years: wildfires fueled by epic drought, hurricanes fueled by warming waters, and rains that turn into violent floods. We are already witnessing the climate becoming more erratic and less predictable and we need to do everything we can, as soon as we can, to ensure that it doesn’t spiral completely out of control!

At the Center for Food Safety, we firmly believe that we need more moms at the negotiating table. Our voices have not been heard in the climate movement and we need to change that. Moms are practical and the Cool Foods Campaign gives you the tools to make climate-smart choices for our families – every day, three times a day. One third of climate-changing gases are caused by the food system, so a large part of the climate solution lies in voting with our dollars to support climate-friendly agriculture that will help our kids, instead of making the problem worse by relying on climate-changing fossil fuels.

And while voting with our forks is vitally important, it isn’t enough by itself. Sometimes you’ve got to march to make your voice heard loud and clear. The more moms that join us in Washington for the rally, the more policy-makers are going to listen and know that we are serious about this and we want climate action now.

So please stop and think about how important it is to do everything we parents can to stop climate change. After all, we are Moms and we are Rising to the challenge!

Sign up to join us at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. at noon on Sunday, February 17. RVSP here! If you would prefer to RSVP by e-mail, send your response to Coolfoods@centerforfoodsafety.org

Now that you've done that, treat yourself to a sweet little Valentine's Day video:

Cool Foods Valentine from Cool Foods on Vimeo.

 

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