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Building a Peaceful Planet for All Beings - Youth Climate Movement Torchbearers Climate NOW & the Sunrise Movement, Part 1 of 4

2020-07-14
Language:English

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In this four-part series, we are honored to present to you two youth organizations at the forefront of the exponentially growing climate movement in the USA: Climate NOW, based in San Francisco, California, and Sunrise Movement, headquartered in Washington D.C. We will tell you about three spirited young climate activists: Sarah Goody, founder of Climate NOW, and Kate Cragg and Remus Annani, members of Sunrise Movement. Our first featured climate organization is Climate NOW, created by 15-years-old Sarah Goody. Sarah became involved in climate activism at the age of 11. When she was 13, she began a one-person school strike crusade in front of the San Francisco City Hall every Friday for over four months. Today, Sarah leads weekly climate strikes outside a high school near her home in Marin County. At the age of 14, she started Climate NOW as a way to raise climate awareness for the youth in her community. Sarah turned vegan at the age of 12 after watching the documentaries Cowspiracy and What the Health, and has been sharing her experience and knowledge about the relationship between animal exploitation and climate change. “We have to make sure that people understand that we cannot continue living our life that way. That if we continue living that way, that we're not going to have a planet to live on. So, I think it's very important to consider animal agriculture when we're talking about climate and vice versa.” Clearly now, we see that the potential destructive impact of animal livestock-raising goes far beyond climate change. With a pleading heart and the utmost sincerity the fully-enlightened spiritual Master, Supreme Master Ching Hai delivered urgent messages to humanity in early 2020 before and shortly after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, taking hundreds of thousands of lives in a matter of months. “I don’t want to mince my words anymore. Our time is short now. Our world is in truly imminent emergency. There are a few ticking bombs, not just one. No need to wait for even climate change. Heavens and Earth are shaken to the core, seeing the atrocities we measure upon our fellow human and animal Earth tenants. So, all kinds of calamity are inevitable. Heavens and Earth are plaguing us with ever new, more strange diseases. Destructive signs are evident everywhere. Please, DO ACT QUICKLY. You have the privilege to IMPLEMENT VEGAN LAW, NO MORE ANIMAL RELATED SUFFERING BUSINESSES. Zero pain, agony for all beings, humans and animals. And ANIMAL LAWS IS THE BEST. ANIMAL PROTECTION LAW, meaning VEGAN LAW. If we are to redeem ourselves and rescue our planet.” Intelligent viewers, we are grateful to Supreme Master Ching Hai for Her wisdom-filled guidance and unconditional love. We also thank Sarah for her dedication to raise public awareness about our planet’s climate emergency and its solution: the compassionate vegan lifestyle.
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