Letter from founder Leslie Field (#1)

Welcome to Ice911’s new quarterly newsletter!  In each issue, I will have a spot to share some of my thoughts with you, and this first issue is a good time to talk about why I work on climate change, and why doing this work fills me with hope. 

 

I founded Ice911 after viewing “An Inconvenient Truth” at a local movie theater.  The film brought to my attention the stark reality of climate change and that it would be an urgent priority in my kids’ lifetimes – that it is perhaps THE most important challenge they will face.  I felt paralyzed and desperate for a while thinking about this – and in my furiously intense thinking, I realized that it was up to me, and up to each one of us, to do something.  I asked myself, “If not me, who?  If not now, when?”  And I began to get my mind in gear to develop a low-risk, first-do-no-harm course of action that could help.  You can read more about our work and our action plans on the ice911.org website. 

 

I found that adding “save the planet” to my to-do list changed my outlook on the seemingly impossible problem of climate change.  The simple truth is that I love this work because it gives me hope – because after more than a decade of research and boots-on-the-ground field testing, working with a growing team of incredibly talented and generous people – we have a real chance at making a positive difference in the world exactly when it’s needed. 

 

Come be a part of our story. It takes a village - it takes many villages - to keep the promise of the Paris Accord and to slow temperature rise now, giving humanity the time to urgently implement the sustainable energy and conservation solutions that brilliant people all over the world have developed.

 

It’s really true that we’re better together, so let’s work together, to check off that to-do list entry of “save the planet,” to give our kids and our future a chance.

 

With my best regards,
  Leslie