The good folks at Moms Clean Air Force are champions of addressing climate change and fighting to conserve our planet for future generations. Last week they displayed the kind of brilliant multi-tasking and efficiency only seasoned parents can.
In support of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule which will cut emissions in the U.S. by 30% over the next 16 years, they staged a PLAY-IN for Climate Action at the Capital to encourage Congressional support for the rule. Over 200 parents brought their children. Summer camp-esque activities ensued, but the powerful message about clean air policies was not lost.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) headlined the event. Here’s Marianne Levine of the L.A. Times quoting Sen. Boxer:
If you can’t breathe, you can’t go to school. And if you can’t breathe, you can’t go to work,” she said. “So if we ignore pollution from carbon we are walking right into a death trap.”
Finger-painting, parachute games, yoga, tag as well as Barbara Boxer and environmental activism? Awesome! Read a little more about the event in the L.A. Times and take a look at the photos at the Moms Clean Air Force site.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Mom’s Clean Air Force
Play-In For Climate Action Brings Moms And Kids To Washington via Moms Clean Air Force