In 2024, WRA is shining a light on climate solutions and planting the seeds for a brighter climate future.
Every little bit that we do matters. Every drop of water saved, every particle of pollution removed from our air, and every square foot of land protected will impact our communities and ecosystems for the better. During this election year, we’re not giving up, and we’re not going to let our leaders give up either.
Neither should you.
JOIN US IN CREATING A BRIGHT CLIMATE FUTURE BY TAKING OUR PLEDGE.
Belief in A Bright Climate Future: I pledge to share the hopefulness of climate solutions and do what I can to support them.
Knowledge is Power: I pledge to learn who my local and state representatives are and where they stand on climate issues like water conservation, land protection, and renewable energy. I pledge to learn more about key environmental issues and initiatives happening in my region.
Use My Voice: I pledge to send an email, sign an action alert, or attend a meeting and give public comment on a local environmental issue that matters to me.
Vote Locally: I pledge to vote in the federal, state, and local races for elected officials that represent my environmental values.
We believe that the opposite of climate despair is climate action.
There are many things that you as an individual can do while also holding those in power accountable and supporting long-term, institutional change.
Your advocacy is powerful. We’ve seen advocates completely change the trajectory of a policy decision by showing up and making their voices heard. In New Mexico, if it wasn’t for the hundreds of advocates who attended the hearings, reached out to decision makers, and submitted comments, it would have been much harder to pass new clean cars and trucks standards that will ensure clean air and equitable access to electric vehicles!
Voting for representatives who support your climate values, sending an email to your state representative, or showing up to your local town council meeting can make the difference between whether we continue the status quo or start building a brighter climate future.
Our local and statewide representatives have the power to decide on issues like whether our communities are water wise and building climate resilient developments or if our states have enough funding to protect our public lands and make them accessible to all. This is why it’s critical to make a voting plan for federal, state, and local elections. Voting “down ballot,” or outside of the federal elections, are some of the most important decision making positions for our everyday lives!
Because of this, we invite you to take WRA’s Bright Climate Future pledge.
This pledge is a commitment to leveraging this important election year to create a sustainable and resilient future for the West. We have an opportunity to continue our climate action momentum, but we need you!
As a thank you for taking this pledge and a sign of your commitment to a Bright Climate Future, WRA will send you a complimentary lightbulb pin. This lightbulb pin is meant to be a symbol of hope and a reminder of the policies being passed today that will bloom into a thriving and sustainable West. We hope you’ll wear this pin as a sign of your belief in a brighter climate future and commitment to doing what you can to help us get there.