President Obama has said, “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do anything about it.” Clearly a subject that can no longer be ignored, building support for taking action to mitigate climate change is now a top priority for many of the world’s leaders, including the Pope, with his 1.2 billion followers.
Our client, Catholic Relief Services’ mission is to stand in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable around the world. Their outreach includes humanitarian work in more than 100 countries, helping more than 85 million people last year.
In their work, CRS experiences first hand the devastating effects climate change has on the poor around the world, right now. And they work tirelessly to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
This year we’ve worked with CRS to develop a campaign to shed light on this terrible aspect of climate change. And we’re looking to the generation that has the most potential for making change happen—millennials.
The Pope wrote in his encyclical ‘Laudato Si’, that humanity is responsible for changes in our climate. He asks his followers to accept this responsibility and to come together to find a solution to the problem. We’ve used this message to build a campaign around, asking young people to step up and stand with the world’s poor against climate change.
With the message “I am the cause. I am the solution.”, The I am Climate Change campaign asks millennials to demand action from our government by supporting the United Nations Green Climate Fund, a consortium of countries from around the world working together toward the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
If you would like to learn more about I am Climate Change, and to show your support for this important cause, visit IamClimateChange.org and write a letter to your member of Congress today!