Today, The Nature Conservancy took part in an unprecedented advertising campaign with a groundbreaking coalition of over 90 businesses and organizations calling for swift action on energy and climate legislation.
A full-page print ad titled “A Question of American Leadership” ran today in the Orlando Sentinel and will run in key states over the coming weeks, calling on Congress to enact bipartisan climate and energy legislation that “…increases our security and limits emissions, as it preserves and creates jobs.”
The ad unites a broad spectrum of American businesses, faith-based groups, national security organizations, labor unions and environmental NGOs who make the connection between action on climate and energy legislation and an improved economy, job creation and energy security.
“Florida is a pivotal state for climate change legislation,” said Jeff Danter, Florida director of The Nature Conservancy. “Because of our long coast line we will be among the most impacted states by sea level rise. And our congressional delegation is uniquely positioned to influence the outcome of federal policy on emissions.”
The companies appearing in the ad have a combined market capitalization of over $1.6 trillion and employ more than 3 million people. In addition to The Nature Conservancy, signers include Alcoa, Chrysler, Christian Coalition of America, Dupont, GE, Honeywell, FPL Group, Pepsico, World Resources Institute, to name a few. The ad addresses policy makers “as America faces a once-in-a-century opportunity to lower greenhouse gas emissions” and urges they become leaders in the world regarding the clean-energy economy. “We believe it’s time for Democrats and Republicans to unite behind bi-partisan, national energy and climate legislation that increases our security and limits emissions, as it preserves and creates jobs,” the ad states. “It's a question of American leadership.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.