You’ve heard of “Soccer Moms” and “NASCAR Dads”, so why not “Climate Parents”?

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A national nonprofit is mobilizing the power of families to fight climate change. Lisa Hoyos, a mother of two in California, is the director and co-founder of Climate Parents. The group seeks to organize the 155 million moms and dads in the U.S. to call for better climate policies.

Hoyos: “We need the parent and family voice interjected into this fight for climate action in a very serious way. Because parents, we cut across all race, class, ethnic, demographic, geographic borders in the U.S.”

The group advocates for climate change education and calls for kid and climate-safe policies to protect children from the impacts of global warming and transition from fossil fuels to clean energy such as wind, water and solar.

Hoyos: “There’s so much we can do about it as parents. The motivation is high to act, because this, climate change, poses one of the most serious threats to our children’s futures, and to our children’s present.”

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Climate Parents have organized marches, created petitions, written op-eds, and raised their voices across the nation. Rooted in the family, Climate Parents are demanding a healthier future for the earth and our children.

Reporting credit: ChavoBart Digital Media/Justyna Bicz.

More Resources
Climate Parents website
Parenting, Climate Change and Solutions
Citizen Engagement Laboratory: Climate Parents
Climate Moms (and Dads) Fight Global Warming

Topics: Policy & Politics