become a worldholder of our 2000-watt society to PUT NE Minneapolis
on a proven path to reaching carbon neutrality.
The footprints we leave behind will impact the lives of those who walk in our path tomorrow. Everything we love about our neighborhood and our planet depends on the actions we take today. PROTECT THE NEXT!
97% of scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.
While The Paris Agreement is the largest global alignment of countries committed to holding global temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius, experts acknowledge there's no clear path in place to meet this goal.
And studies predict the earth is already expected to warm by 2 degrees by 2100 -- by as much as 3 degrees if our current emissions continue as is for 15 more years. No plan? No direction? No leadership?
Not in our neighborhood. WorldHolders are stepping up to reduce our carbon footprint. We're acting right here, right now, in our community.
NE Minneapolis can be the first U.S. city to become a 2000-Watt Society, putting our neighborhood on a measurable, actionable path to becoming a resource-efficient and carbon-neutral community like hundreds of other cities throughout the world, such as Zurich and Munich. The 2000-Watt Society provides a proven, global framework that can be customized for our neighborhood: if we step up and become WorldHolders now.
How much energy is needed to sustain our standard of living with today’s technology?
Answer: 2000 Watts or Twenty, 100-watt light bulbs for each of us.
500 watts of this energy can even be provided by non-renewable energy meeting the Paris target for everyone: 1 ton of CO2 for each of us. That’s based on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data of what it takes to achieve carbon neutrality.
The 2000-Watt Society can get us there: it’s a proven framework based on global equality + local economic benefits for our neighborhood such as increased competitiveness, independence and long-term resilience. It delivers a vision, toolkit and customized Framework Plan for our community to get on the path of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In fact, more than 500 cities throughout the world are 2000-Watt Societies. Our neighborhood can be among the first in the U.S. to be one! Now's the time to invest in a healthy, carbon-neutral world for yourself, your children, your grandchildren and future generations to come.
BECOME A WorldHolder NOW!
Who are WorldHolders of the 2000-Watt Society?
You! That is, anyone ready to take action to reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint of our neighborhood. Pledge $100 today to:
1. Be part of an international network for holistic thinking and action to achieve a livable carbon-neutral future for all.
2. Be a member of your local WorldHolder Action Group, joining together to create a customized Framework Plan documenting current conditions and benchmarking local energy and climate-change actions.
3. Share your voice using the 2000-Watt Society framework to launch innovative projects, services and products in your neighborhood.
4. Receive ongoing education about standards, guidelines and tools to measure and implement a 2000-Watt Society lifestyle, one that more than 500 cities throughout the world are using!
WORLDholders at work
MAKING Minneapolis the first 2000-Watt Society in the U.S.!
NEW WorldHolderS AND their STORIES ABOUT investing in our carbon-neutral neighborhood.
Yes! I want to become a WorldHolder of the 2000-Watt Society.
It's a natural question: "What do I get by kicking in a hundred bucks?" WorldHolders who invest in a 2000-Watt Society are investing in a climate-healthy world and a proven, global framework with the vision, toolkit and customizable plan for our neighborhood to take innovative steps toward carbon neutrality by 2050. Don't wait for others to lead the way. Make the personal pledge to support yourself, your family and your community in reducing energy and building a carbon-neutral future, starting right here in your own neighborhood.
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