No matter where you live, your health and well-being are directly connected to the health of the nature around you. The planet we call home is facing a climate & biodiversity crisis, and the narrow window to act is closing fast.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) knows this calls for some of the biggest, most ambitious plans ever, and we cannot do it alone. With this Action Memo, TNC seeks to give you access to the information you need to learn more and inspire meaningful action for our planet.
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2021 UN Climate Change Conference (Nov. 1-12)
Every day, headlines around the world highlight the effects a changing climate has on communities, businesses, lives, livelihoods, and biodiversity. Rightly so, people are asking, “what can we do?”
TNC is committed to answering that question through a myriad of innovative solutions, ranging from a dramatic transformation of our economy, to motivating governments & leaders around the world to commit to emission reductions and removal of harmful subsidies.
Ready to inspire action?
Here are 5 points talent can share to help support this urgent agenda:
- COP26 –or the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties –may be the most important event of 2021. Held from November 1 –12 in Glasgow, Scotland, the actions taken there will have significant potential to shape the world we’ll experience by 2050, and the quality of life for billions of people and species who call Earth home.
- COP26 is a significant moment where representatives from more than 190 countries will join forces with civil society, companies & people on the frontline of climate change to inspire ambitious climate action. This is THE largest global gathering on the climate emergency since the Paris Agreement was signed at COP21 in 2015.
- This historic Paris Agreement set out ambitious goals for addressing the climate crisis–COP26 is THE time when countries are expected to reaffirm their commitment by ‘ratcheting-up’ the speed and scale of their emissions cuts.
- In its role as COP26 President, the UK has outlined 3 major goals: 1) reduce emissions, 2) strengthen adaptation & resilience to climate impacts, and 3) scale-up finance & support for this work. These goals should aim to protect & restore nature, follow the best available science and empower inclusive action!
- The time to act for our planet is now! Together, we can find a way to a climate neutral, nature positive future. Visit www.nature.org/cop26 to learn more about TNC’s work to secure a sustainable future & how YOU can help!
Food for Good
There may be no stronger relationship between us and nature than the food on our plates and the water in our glasses. At this time of year, full of potlucks and holiday feasts, there are many opportunities to think about how much nature really gives us.
Supporting every grape and lentil is a whole world of soil-enriching microbes, pollinating insects, water-filtering plants that depend on each other. And all of them are threatened by climate change. So, we must start producing food in ways that actively restore the health of our planet, an idea known as regenerative food systems.
Help raise awareness this holiday season of the role nature plays in getting food to plate:
- Share our explainer video on Sustainable Food Systems (here + above)
- Check out our video demo of a delicious family recipe from TNC Senior Scientist for Agriculture and Food Systems, Mike Wironen, and enjoy the fruits—and veggies and grains—of nature (below)
To Make Kisir:
- Prepare bulgar and cook until tender
- Mix cooked bulgar wheat, chopped scallions (set the rooted ends aside*), chopped cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley, and lemon juice
- Drizzle in olive oil
- Mix tomato paste and biber salcasi (pepper paste) together in a small bowl
- Mix this paste mixture with the bulgar wheat mixture
- Drizzle in nar eksisi (pomegranate molasses)
- Add red chili flakes
- Add sumac powder
- Add salt
- * Bonus: you can put the root ends of scallions in a small cup with about an inch of water. Change the water every few days and they will sprout again in about 2 weeks.
Gift a Tree Is Back for the Holidays!
The Plant a Billion Trees campaign is once again asking nature-lovers everywhere to give back to nature and their own special “one in a billion” this holiday season by giving a gift that will help combat climate change & sustain our planet for years to come – trees!
Interested in learning how you can support this impactful project? Contact me Lauren@EnfieldRoad.com for more details!
Tweet and Retweet - In The News
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Teaches Us How to Talk to People Who Don't Believe in Climate Change
- People: Behold the Stunning and Majestic Winners of The Nature Conservancy's Global Photo Contest w/ Guest Judge, Ben Folds
- TIME: In the Face of Climate Change, We Must Act So That We Can Feel Hopeful - ot the Other Way Around (by Katharine Hayhoe, TNC's Chief Scientist)
- Forbes: Let’s Talk About the Extra Benefits of Conservating Nature (by Bill Frist, Vice-Chairman of TNC's Global Board)
- CarBuzz: Rivian is Literally Saving the World (Electric Vehicle maker and TNC join forces for a cleaner, wilder future)
What We're Reading
- Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World, By Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist & Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy
- Tomatoes for Neela, By Padma Lakshmi