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How to Donate
We're a completely grass-roots project. And embarking on this mission means parting with work and pay. While we're planning wisely to keep costs low, contributions of any amount are extremely helpful. Trip-related expenses include food, lodging, etc. All donors will receive a kind thank you in our video blog and major donors will be featured on our testimonials webpage below.
On August 1st, we moved out of our apartment and packed up our car, heading east from California. We're ultimately making our way through the great plains, up to New England, down to Florida, and back. Altogether, we're covering over 35 states in 11 weeks! Along the way we're visiting different towns to speak with city council members, community groups, and college campuses on the important issue of climate change. We're also engaging in door-to-door activity to administer a climate survey aimed at assessing climate change sentiment around the country and how it differs by region. We look forward to publishing our data to help develop effective strategies of climate communication. A pinnacle of our voyage will be a visit to Capitol Hill where we're welcoming fellow citizens to join us in meeting with members of Congress for a “Day of Congressional Climate Action!”
New Book Publication!
I just published my first book called Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change. The book is an effort to communicate climate science to the public in a simple and straight forward way, dispelling the misinformation that often surrounds the topic. Get your copy today using the link below. All book purchases will go to supporting "On the Road for Climate Action!"
On the Road for Climate Action!
Urgent action is required to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. The U.S. has an important role to play in leading this action. However, climate policy and behavioral change have thus far been inadequate, and climate change is ensuing at an accelerated pace. My name is Shahir Masri and I'm an air pollution scientist, and Athina Simolaris is an educator. Together, we're calling on fellow scientists, educators, and others to speak out about the dangers of climate change. We're also calling on fellow citizens to make climate change policy a central issue in the 2018 midterm elections. This year we've decided to pause our careers in order to take to the road to inform communities about climate science, advocate for climate action, and identify effective strategies of climate communication.
paleBLUEdot & Our Carbon Neutral Journey!
Thanks to sponsorship by paleBLUEdot, "On the Road for Climate Action" is a carbon neutral journey! paleBLUEdot is a company that specializes in carbon offsetting. Based on our vehicle mileage and other energy usage along our voyage, paleBLUEdot will be calculating our associated carbon dioxide emissions and offsetting those emissions through a project that involves methane capture. Click here to learn more about the project. And click here to learn more about our partnership with paleBLUEdot, and the wonderful work of the company and founder Ted Redmond.
Shown below is the reserve certificate for our carbon offsets. The offsets will be issued once our national tour is complete and the company can finalize the numbers based on our data (miles traveled, etc.). Thanks again to our friends at paleBLUEdot!!
Hear From Our Supporters
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Follow Our Journey!
We're publishing daily web and video blogs to bring YOU on our national journey. While we're doing plenty of public speaking, much of our journey will consist of listening to the stories of others. By interviewing everyday citizens around the country, we're bringing unique climate-related stories right to you. It is important to understand each other if we are going to collectively solve this problem. Tune in to our video blog and follow the journey!
Invite Us to Community!
Find out if we're passing through your area by visiting our events calendar. Speaking topics may include a variety of aspects of climate change, such as climate science, impacts, and solutions.