"What would make a good climate bumper sticker?"
Stockbridge Green: The place to get your climate hawk stuff
David Stockbridge Smith is a registered architect who has a green building practice. He designs bumper stickers on the side that you can buy here.
He and I are looking for a good climate bumpersticker. Please propose your ideas below — also, vote on and repost the ones you like the best.
Smith will turn the best couple of ideas into actual bumper stickers.
UPDATE: A compendium to vote on can be found in Comment #69 here. Here is a mock-up of one of the most popular suggestions:
Smith also has ‘climate hawk’ stickers for your full-efficient car or hybrid or bike or backpack or ….
I asked Smith to tell me about himself. Turns out he is a direct descendent of Nathaniel Frothingham, “one of 65 on the boat/dock in Boston at the original tea party,” so he feels “a family responsibility towards activism.”
Here’s what he wrote:
I am deeply committed to the effort to return the planet to climate stability.
Stockbridge Green, my start-up company, is an attempt to do “good”, not “less bad”, as an architect. (Ex, If we all figure out how to use 50% less energy, this would be a great accomplishment, but we would still probably loose because of growing consumption around the world) I am involved in the design and construction of small buildings which heat, cool, light, provide clean air and proper humidity themselves, using energy only from on-site sustainable sources; wind, solar and/or geothermal. These buildings, based on principles of sustainability, have a zero carbon footprint and may produce more energy than they consume. This effort is ongoing, though not quick enough to address the urgent threats poised by global warming. So, I set about looking for a way to become involved that might be faster acting while I continue this architectural work. The “Step One” concept was my answer.
What drives me is a humanitarian impulse which came to mind when I was young, became clarified when I first read R. Buckminster-Fuller, but I never acted with commitment until I began to understand the implications of global warming in the last 2 years. The impulse was this: I have no right to live in this world pursuing life, liberty and happiness by actions that necessarily limit the ability of others to pursue the same thing. For me, “others” means everybody on the planet. Correcting for limited resources is a matter of science, engineering and overcoming human greed. Sustainability all around.
So if you are looking for climate bumperstickers….
… click here.
Or propose your own. If there are simply too many good ideas, I’ll do a separate post with a runoff.
UPDATE: I don’t find it problematic that one has a bumper sticker against global warming on one’s car. Not even counting the fact that there are many high-efficiency cars — and those of us who telecommute hardly use our cars at all — ClimateProgress has never said nor does it believe that people need to go to zero emissions tomorrow. I will say for the umpteenth time that while personal action is important, it won’t stabilize us at 450 ppm or 35o — or even 550 ppm. So there is no hypocrisy whatsoever in people who emit greenhouse gases urging collective action in terms of national and international law to reduce GHGs — or in helping to inform the public of the dangers of unrestricted GHGs.