This is an invitation to all the grandmothers of the world to join in promoting solutions to end activities destructive to Mother Earth.
Here’s Why: Since the furnaces of the industrial revolution were ignited in the late 18th century, we have dumped more than a trillion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
In May 2010 the US National Academies of Science reported that ‘Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and possess significant risks for… a broad range of human and natural systems.’
This is a bleak endowment, indeed, to future generations – our children and grandchildren. And their children and grandchildren.
10 Grannies form a team and choose a team name and a team leader.
10 teams form a chapter and chose a chapter name, usually based on location. The team leaders are the chapter board.
Ergo, 100 Grannies in a chapter.
When a chapter is filled in a location, the process starts over: a second chapter is begun by forming more teams and so on.
Why not everyone who is working to make the changes to our way of living now that will provide the children of the future with lives full of the goodness of creation? Well, we have to start somewhere, don’t we?
Grannies have some advantages.
- We have lived long enough to perceive first hand the changes in our climate and environment and not like what we see.
- We are mostly retired, having the time, energy and underpinnings to be able to devote ourselves to the effort of reducing human impact on the environment.
- We have nothing to lose; our grandchildren have life, as we’ve known it, to lose.
- We know that “older means bolder.”
Carbon dioxide levels have now passed 390 parts per million in our atmosphere, up more than 20% over the last 50 years – to the highest level in human history. They are increasing by 2 to 3 parts per million every year. Most international scientists and scientific organizations see this is a threat to our future.