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Human activity and air pollution have led to the Earth’s climate crisis. Our changing climate is a threat multiplier to our economy, our health, security, and overall well-being. Play this game and pledge to stand united with concerned Floridians to protect our air, water, climate, and communities by supporting The Florida Climate Pledge.

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Are you currently living in an area that will be susceptible to sea level rise in the years to come?

Yes

CONTINUE

Are you currently living in an area that will be susceptible to sea level rise in the years to come?

No or I’m Not Sure

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Yes

Awareness is the first step in developing and supporting climate solutions. Millions of Floridians will face with the effects of sea level rise by 2050. Increased insurance deductibles may be coming to an area near you.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No or I’m Not Sure

Florida is ground zero for climate crisis impacts. By 2050, millions of Floridians will be faced with the effects of sea level rise. Increased insurance deductibles may be coming to an area near you.

CONTINUE

Do you engage with your elected officials?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you engage with your elected officials?

No or Not Often

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Yes

How often do you connect with them? Make it a goal to double your engagement, either through social media, email, or by calling them.

Food for Thought:
With barriers in place to keep us from meaningfully engaging with local elected officials, we must be persistent. You’re taking a great stride by meaningfully engaging with our elected officials to create united communities that can better respond to crises.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No or Not Often

People often forget that our elected officials (whether we voted for them or not) work for us. They represent YOU. Simply engaging with them through social media, email, or by calling them takes only minutes out of your day and can make a big impact.

Food for Thought:
Many communities across Florida have barriers in place that keep them from meaningfully engaging with their elected officials, from language or education barriers to a lack of government outreach. When we meaningfully engage with our elected officials, we can create more united communities that can better respond to crises.

CONTINUE

How often do you talk to others about the climate crisis?

As Often as I Can

CONTINUE

How often do you talk to others about the climate crisis?

Little or Never

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

As Often as I Can

Our movement is growing thanks to people like you! The more we engage and educate others on what’s happening, the more others will understand the urgency and join the movement.

Food for Thought:
Have you heard of the “3.5% rule?” It states that you don’t need 100% of the population to create real policy changes, you only need 3.5%.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Little or Never

Did you know over half of the U.S. population believes that the climate crisis is a major threat?

If you don’t talk to others about the climate crisis, is it because you don’t know all the facts? If that’s the case, join our CLEO Speakers Network to help build your climate knowledge and communication skills! If you feel it’s not that important, did you know that global warming pollution impacts your health, the economy, immigration, national security, and our biodiversity?

Food for Thought:
We’re not asking you to be the perfect environmentalist. We need millions of imperfect environmentalists doing a little every day to protect the only planet we have. Talking to others is a great step towards empowering others to take climate action!

CONTINUE

Do you ever think about the impacts of offshore oil drilling on our planet?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you ever think about the impacts of offshore oil drilling on our planet?

ANSWER:

Yes

So do we! Did you know that the Trump administration is preparing to open the door to oil and gas drilling off of Florida’s coast? They are waiting until after the November election to avoid blowback in our swing state, whose waters both parties have long considered sacred.

Food for Thought:
Florida ranks 2nd in the nation for solar jobs, with almost 2,000 new solar jobs added last year—the most in the nation. We need to protect our oceans, which impact our quality of life and tourism, by stopping offshore oil drilling on our federal waters!

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Where were you when the BP Oil Spill happened? When an oil spill happens it destroys our biodiversity, fishing industry, and tourism in Florida. This costs us our quality of life, health, and economy.

Food for Thought:
In 2018, 69% of Floridians voted to approve a state constitutional ban on drilling in waters controlled by the state, but the government is trying to rollback that decision.

CONTINUE

Are you concerned with the amount of plastic we are using?

Yes

CONTINUE

Are you concerned with the amount of plastic we are using?

ANSWER:

Yes

You’re right to be worried. Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years, and production is expected to double by 2050! It’s up to us to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our lives. We can start by using alternatives in our daily life so that we don’t rely on plastic. You can also advocate for restaurants and retail stores to use alternatives that are eco-friendly.

Food for Thought:
Did you know that plastic comes from petroleum, so it’s a double whammy for our planet—from increased GHG’s to frequent littering in our oceans and neighborhoods!

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Studies show that we are now ingesting our plastic. That’s right, we’re literally eating and breathing our own garbage! And for those of you who thought we could recycle our way out of this problem, we’re sorry to burst your bubble, but less than 9% of the world’s plastic is recycled.

Food for Thought:
By 2050 pound per pound, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Still not worried about the amount of plastic we’re using?

CONTINUE

Do you care about ocean acidification?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you care about ocean acidification?

ANSWER:

Yes

We care about our oceans and coral reefs, too! In the 200+ years since the Industrial Revolution began, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased due to human activity. During this time, the pH of surface ocean waters has fallen by 0.1 pH units. While this might not sound like much, the pH scale is logarithmic, so this change represents approximately a 30% increase in acidity! The only way to mitigate this is to lower our global warming pollution.

Food for Thought:
Coral reefs protect and create land. Coral reefs can dissipate wave energy from storms and tsunamis, reducing damage on adjacent land. They also provide food to millions of humans.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Let’s take a step back—do you know what ocean acidification is? Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in pH of the Earth’s oceans caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. Human activity, such as burning fossil fuels (e.g. car emissions) and deforestation, increases CO2 levels. Right now, our ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide that is released in the atmosphere and is already impacting marine species—especially organisms like oysters and corals that make hard shells and skeletons by combining calcium and carbonate from seawater.

Food for Thought:
Coral reefs provide food to millions of humans. Corals, like trees, provide three-dimensional structure and substrate to house and feed fish and other marine animals that humans eat. Some estimates say that over 1 billion people depend on food from coral reefs, and reefs as a whole might be worth around $172 billion for every year they continue to provide essential services to humans.

CONTINUE

Do you know how many companies are actually responsible for our global warming pollution?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you know how many companies are actually responsible for our global warming pollution?

ANSWER:

Yes

Congratulations, you are probably one of the few that knows it’s only 100 companies that have been responsible for 71% of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions!

Food for Thought:
Anyone who has a 401K, pension fund, or any sort of stock in these companies can divest- sending a powerful message to these investors. Even asking universities, places of worship, or where you work, etc. to divest from fossil fuel investments is easy to do.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Since 1988, 100 companies have been responsible for 71% of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions! While our communities pay the price for the climate crisis, these companies are getting richer and richer!

Food for Thought:
Almost a third of historic emissions come from publicly listed investor-owned companies, 59% from state-owned companies, and 9% from private investment. Making investors a key agent in the transition to a sustainable economy is a BIG solution. These investors could make their economic support conditional on the companies committing to decarbonization of the energy sector.

CONTINUE

Do the EPA Environmental Rollbacks concern you?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do the EPA Environmental Rollbacks concern you?

ANSWER:

Yes

As you may know, the current administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies, calling them unnecessary and burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses. Our president has weakened limits on planet-warming CO2 emissions from power plants, cars, and trucks, and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, and toxic chemicals.

Food for Thought:
Several major reversals have been finalized as the country has struggled to contain the spread of COVID-19. Instead of protecting our health, the Trump administration is putting it in jeopardy.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

NO

Did you know that while our country has been devastated by COVID-19, this administration has rolled back regulations that protect the air we breathe and the water we drink? Rather than protecting our health, the EPA has chosen to side with the companies that care more about their profit than polluting our planet.

Food for Thought:
People with COVID-19 who live in U.S. regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease than people who live in less polluted areas, according to a new nationwide study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

CONTINUE

How powerful do you think the fossil fuel industry is when it comes to lobbying?

Very Powerful

CONTINUE

How powerful do you think the fossil fuel industry is when it comes to lobbying?

Not So Powerful

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Very Powerful

You’re right! Can you believe that in the 2017-2018 midterm election cycle, corporations, individuals, and trade groups in the fossil fuel industry spent over $265 million in lobbying and over $93 million in contributions to national-level candidates, parties, and outside groups, bringing the total spending by the industry to more than $359 million in two years.

Food for Thought:
During the same period, renewable energy companies spent $26 million. So, for every dollar spent on behalf of wind, solar, or hydroelectric energy interests, approximately $13.70 was spent by fossil fuel interests on energy and climate-related issues.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Not So Powerful

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. During the 2017-2018 midterm election cycle, corporations, individuals, and trade groups in the fossil fuel industry spent over $265 million in lobbying and over $93 million in contributions to national-level candidates, parties, and outside groups, bringing the total spending by the industry to more than $359 million in two years. That’s nearly $500,000 per day—pretty powerful!

Food for Thought:
During the same period, renewable energy companies spent $26 million. So, for every dollar spent on behalf of wind, solar, or hydroelectric energy interests, approximately $13.70 was spent by fossil fuel interests on energy and climate-related issues.

CONTINUE

Are you currently living in an area that will be susceptible to sea level rise in the years to come?

Yes

CONTINUE

Are you currently living in an area that will be susceptible to sea level rise in the years to come?

No or I’m Not Sure

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Yes

Awareness is the first step in developing and supporting climate solutions. Millions of Floridians will face with the effects of sea level rise by 2050. Increased insurance deductibles may be coming to an area near you.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No or I’m Not Sure

Florida is ground zero for climate crisis impacts. By 2050, millions of Floridians will be faced with the effects of sea level rise. Increased insurance deductibles may be coming to an area near you.

CONTINUE

Do you engage with your elected officials?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you engage with your elected officials?

No or Not Often

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Yes

How often do you connect with them? Make it a goal to double your engagement, either through social media, email, or by calling them.

Food for Thought:
With barriers in place to keep us from meaningfully engaging with local elected officials, we must be persistent. You’re taking a great stride by meaningfully engaging with our elected officials to create united communities that can better respond to crises.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No or Not Often

People often forget that our elected officials (whether we voted for them or not) work for us. They represent YOU. Simply engaging with them through social media, email, or by calling them takes only minutes out of your day and can make a big impact.

Food for Thought:
Many communities across Florida have barriers in place that keep them from meaningfully engaging with their elected officials, from language or education barriers to a lack of government outreach. When we meaningfully engage with our elected officials, we can create more united communities that can better respond to crises.

CONTINUE

How often do you talk to others about the climate crisis?

As Often as I Can

CONTINUE

How often do you talk to others about the climate crisis?

Little or Never

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

As Often as I Can

Our movement is growing thanks to people like you! The more we engage and educate others on what’s happening, the more others will understand the urgency and join the movement.

Food for Thought:
Have you heard of the “3.5% rule?” It states that you don’t need 100% of the population to create real policy changes, you only need 3.5%.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Little or Never

Did you know over half of the U.S. population believes that the climate crisis is a major threat?

If you don’t talk to others about the climate crisis, is it because you don’t know all the facts? If that’s the case, join our CLEO Speakers Network to help build your climate knowledge and communication skills! If you feel it’s not that important, did you know that global warming pollution impacts your health, the economy, immigration, national security, and our biodiversity?

Food for Thought:
We’re not asking you to be the perfect environmentalist. We need millions of imperfect environmentalists doing a little every day to protect the only planet we have. Talking to others is a great step towards empowering others to take climate action!

CONTINUE

Do you ever think about the impacts of offshore oil drilling on our planet?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you ever think about the impacts of offshore oil drilling on our planet?

ANSWER:

Yes

So do we! Did you know that the Trump administration is preparing to open the door to oil and gas drilling off of Florida’s coast? They are waiting until after the November election to avoid blowback in our swing state, whose waters both parties have long considered sacred.

Food for Thought:
Florida ranks 2nd in the nation for solar jobs, with almost 2,000 new solar jobs added last year—the most in the nation. We need to protect our oceans, which impact our quality of life and tourism, by stopping offshore oil drilling on our federal waters!

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Where were you when the BP Oil Spill happened? When an oil spill happens it destroys our biodiversity, fishing industry, and tourism in Florida. This costs us our quality of life, health, and economy.

Food for Thought:
In 2018, 69% of Floridians voted to approve a state constitutional ban on drilling in waters controlled by the state, but the government is trying to rollback that decision.

CONTINUE

Are you concerned with the amount of plastic we are using?

Yes

CONTINUE

Are you concerned with the amount of plastic we are using?

ANSWER:

Yes

You’re right to be worried. Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years, and production is expected to double by 2050! It’s up to us to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our lives. We can start by using alternatives in our daily life so that we don’t rely on plastic. You can also advocate for restaurants and retail stores to use alternatives that are eco-friendly.

Food for Thought:
Did you know that plastic comes from petroleum, so it’s a double whammy for our planet—from increased GHG’s to frequent littering in our oceans and neighborhoods!

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Studies show that we are now ingesting our plastic. That’s right, we’re literally eating and breathing our own garbage! And for those of you who thought we could recycle our way out of this problem, we’re sorry to burst your bubble, but less than 9% of the world’s plastic is recycled.

Food for Thought:
By 2050 pound per pound, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Still not worried about the amount of plastic we’re using?

CONTINUE

Do you care about ocean acidification?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you care about ocean acidification?

ANSWER:

Yes

We care about our oceans and coral reefs, too! In the 200+ years since the Industrial Revolution began, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased due to human activity. During this time, the pH of surface ocean waters has fallen by 0.1 pH units. While this might not sound like much, the pH scale is logarithmic, so this change represents approximately a 30% increase in acidity! The only way to mitigate this is to lower our global warming pollution.

Food for Thought:
Coral reefs protect and create land. Coral reefs can dissipate wave energy from storms and tsunamis, reducing damage on adjacent land. They also provide food to millions of humans.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Let’s take a step back—do you know what ocean acidification is? Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in pH of the Earth’s oceans caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere. Human activity, such as burning fossil fuels (e.g. car emissions) and deforestation, increases CO2 levels. Right now, our ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide that is released in the atmosphere and is already impacting marine species—especially organisms like oysters and corals that make hard shells and skeletons by combining calcium and carbonate from seawater.

Food for Thought:
Coral reefs provide food to millions of humans. Corals, like trees, provide three-dimensional structure and substrate to house and feed fish and other marine animals that humans eat. Some estimates say that over 1 billion people depend on food from coral reefs, and reefs as a whole might be worth around $172 billion for every year they continue to provide essential services to humans.

CONTINUE

Do you know how many companies are actually responsible for our global warming pollution?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do you know how many companies are actually responsible for our global warming pollution?

ANSWER:

Yes

Congratulations, you are probably one of the few that knows it’s only 100 companies that have been responsible for 71% of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions!

Food for Thought:
Anyone who has a 401K, pension fund, or any sort of stock in these companies can divest- sending a powerful message to these investors. Even asking universities, places of worship, or where you work, etc. to divest from fossil fuel investments is easy to do.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

No

Since 1988, 100 companies have been responsible for 71% of the entire world’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions! While our communities pay the price for the climate crisis, these companies are getting richer and richer!

Food for Thought:
Almost a third of historic emissions come from publicly listed investor-owned companies, 59% from state-owned companies, and 9% from private investment. Making investors a key agent in the transition to a sustainable economy is a BIG solution. These investors could make their economic support conditional on the companies committing to decarbonization of the energy sector.

CONTINUE

Do the EPA Environmental Rollbacks concern you?

Yes

CONTINUE

Do the EPA Environmental Rollbacks concern you?

ANSWER:

Yes

As you may know, the current administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies, calling them unnecessary and burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses. Our president has weakened limits on planet-warming CO2 emissions from power plants, cars, and trucks, and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, and toxic chemicals.

Food for Thought:
Several major reversals have been finalized as the country has struggled to contain the spread of COVID-19. Instead of protecting our health, the Trump administration is putting it in jeopardy.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

NO

Did you know that while our country has been devastated by COVID-19, this administration has rolled back regulations that protect the air we breathe and the water we drink? Rather than protecting our health, the EPA has chosen to side with the companies that care more about their profit than polluting our planet.

Food for Thought:
People with COVID-19 who live in U.S. regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease than people who live in less polluted areas, according to a new nationwide study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

CONTINUE

How powerful do you think the fossil fuel industry is when it comes to lobbying?

Very Powerful

CONTINUE

How powerful do you think the fossil fuel industry is when it comes to lobbying?

Not So Powerful

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Very Powerful

You’re right! Can you believe that in the 2017-2018 midterm election cycle, corporations, individuals, and trade groups in the fossil fuel industry spent over $265 million in lobbying and over $93 million in contributions to national-level candidates, parties, and outside groups, bringing the total spending by the industry to more than $359 million in two years.

Food for Thought:
During the same period, renewable energy companies spent $26 million. So, for every dollar spent on behalf of wind, solar, or hydroelectric energy interests, approximately $13.70 was spent by fossil fuel interests on energy and climate-related issues.

CONTINUE

ANSWER:

Not So Powerful

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. During the 2017-2018 midterm election cycle, corporations, individuals, and trade groups in the fossil fuel industry spent over $265 million in lobbying and over $93 million in contributions to national-level candidates, parties, and outside groups, bringing the total spending by the industry to more than $359 million in two years. That’s nearly $500,000 per day—pretty powerful!

Food for Thought:
During the same period, renewable energy companies spent $26 million. So, for every dollar spent on behalf of wind, solar, or hydroelectric energy interests, approximately $13.70 was spent by fossil fuel interests on energy and climate-related issues.

CONTINUE

YOU WANT:

CLIMATE BALANCE!

You keep our movement strong by understanding that the climate crisis is affecting us on a humanitarian level. Our goal is to live in a world where balance is achieved—a life where our people are prioritized over profits. We owe it to younger generations and our communities to sustain a planet where we can all thrive.

Take Action:
Sign the Florida Climate Pledge today and support sustainable efforts in the state of Florida, the most vulnerable state in the U.S., to climate change impacts.

YOU WANT:

Climate Chaos!

We’re on a dangerous path. The longer we wait to lower our global warming pollution, the more impacts we will be faced with. Florida is the most vulnerable state in the U.S. to these impacts. There are many solutions that we can take to lower carbon pollution that would not only benefit our health and safety, but our economy as well.

Take Action:
Learn more about how we can be stronger together and sign the Florida Climate Pledge now to protect our communities from the climate crisis.

YOU WANT:

Climate Balance!

Our goal is to live in a world where balance is achieved—a life where our planet is prioritized over profits. We owe it to our biodiversity to sustain a planet where we can all thrive. While elected officials voted to protect our state waters from offshore drilling, at a federal level they continue to explore, drill, and pollute. Let’s put a stop to this together.

Take Action:
Sign the Florida Climate Pledge today and support sustainable efforts in the state of Florida, the most vulnerable state in the U.S., to climate change impacts.

YOU WANT:

Climate Chaos!

We’re on a dangerous path. The longer we wait to lower our global warming pollution, the more impacts we will be faced with. Florida is the most vulnerable state in the U.S. to these impacts. There are many solutions that we can take to lower carbon pollution that would not only benefit our oceans and planet, but our economy as well.

Take Action:
Learn more about how we can be stronger together and sign the Florida Climate Pledge now to protect our communities from the climate crisis.

YOU WANT:

Climate Balance!

Our goal is to live in a world where balance is achieved—a life where our people and our planet is prioritized over profits. As the world slowly reopens from the COVID-19 crisis, a new study by McKinsey shows that a low-carbon recovery may not only initiate the significant emissions reductions needed to halt the climate crisis, but also create more jobs and economic growth rather than a high-carbon recovery.

Take Action:
Sign the Florida Climate Pledge today and support sustainable efforts in the state of Florida, the most vulnerable state in the U.S., to climate change impacts.

YOU WANT:

Climate Chaos!

We’re on a dangerous path. The longer we wait to lower our global warming pollution, the more impacts we will be faced with. As the world slowly reopens from the COVID-19 crisis, a new study by McKinsey shows that a low-carbon recovery may not only initiate the significant emissions reductions needed to halt the climate crisis, but also create more jobs and economic growth rather than a high-carbon recovery.

Take Action:
Learn more about how we can be stronger together and sign the Florida Climate Pledge now to protect our communities from the climate crisis.

Thank You for Signing The Florida Climate Pledge.