LITTLE ACTIONS MAKE HUGE IMPACTS.
Time is ticking. Climate change is a reality that is happening now, and that we can see its impact across the world. The largest source of natural carbon emissions is from the exchange of carbon dioxide between the oceans and the atmosphere. When we extract, refine, transport, and burn fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and oil, we release extra carbon and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.
Co-creators Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd created the Climate Clock, which suggested that if our carbon emissions remain on their current track, their effects will be irreversible after a little over seven years. After this, we as a human race will not be capable of keeping global warming below 1.5°C.
Orlando Zero Hour is a youth climate justice group that uplifts the voices of frontline youth through education and legislative action.
This past summer we organized a 5-week educational campaign on climate justice. Featuring panelists from Birmingham, Alabama, to Sydney, Australia, we were able to galvanize diverse climate discussions to educate Orlando on climate justice. In the midst of these discussions, it became evident that climate inaction was tied to legislative inaction. Through this realization, we wrote the GenZ Trust Fund, a pledge asking Florida Senators and Representatives to take action on climate change.
This past summer, we organized Project Reuse and Reduce: a 5-week panel discussion educating Central Floridians on climate justice. Through dedicated outreach, we were able to organize panel discussions on Renewable Energy, Food/Plastic Waste, Food Systems, Fast Fashion, and Environmental Racism.
Right now we are organizing the GenZ Trust Fund to ask Florida’s politicians to take action on climate change. See more about our current pledge and how you can help us bring legislative action to Florida’s Capitol Hill here!