This September, Republic of Change is bringing together people who want to see a better, more sustainable and prosperous future to make it happen.
Climate change is our greatest challenge and we're not doing enough to address it:
Politicians and big corp have the means but not the incentive to solve climate change so little gets done. The small progress we do make reduces emissions but not the CO2 already in the atmosphere, so climate change continues unabated.
There's nothing new about climate change. It's just getting worse very fast. This past March, for the first time since record keeping, global CO2 concentration hit 400 ppm.
This milestone is a reminder that we're well past the upper safe limit of 350 ppm and that we're setting ourselves up to win the Darwin award if we don't take action now.
The UN, NASA, NOAA and practically all climate scientists agree that the best way to combat climate change is to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere by planting trees.
Right now, we're losing 72,000 soccer fields worth of trees every single day, exacerbating climate change. That's why we urgently need to reforest the world.
We simply cannot wait for politicians or big corp to take action. That's why we, the people, are coming together and taking on humanity's greatest challenge.
We're uniting celebrities, people and businesses - anyone interested in making change happen, to hack climate change by planting trees.
On September 2014, 400,000 people marched the streets of New York demanding politicians take action on climate change. It's the largest action on climate change to date.
We're not interested in marching, demonstrating or protesting to politicians in the pockets of the billionaire class. We're interested in making meaningful change happen.
That's why this October 6, we're launching a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to plant 1,000,000 trees. At $1/tree, every one of the 800,000 expected visitors can join.
1,000,000 trees won't solve climate change but it'll prove we can, it'll sequester 50,000 tons of CO2 and it'll kick start this important action-based movement.
Our implementing partners have planted 157,000,000 trees to date so we have the experience and the seedlings. All we need is your participation.
This October 6th, #HackClimate is launching on Indiegogo, the world's largest crowdfunding site.
If we don't reach our goal of raising one million dollars to plant one million trees, 100% of your pledge is refunded.
Join us in reforesting the world and get access to some very cool limited edition gear and experiences that you'll love.