January 28, 2017
BENEFITING: CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
ORGANIZER: CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
EVENT: CCAN Polar Plunge 2017
EVENT DATE: Jan 28, 2017
OK, so I'm doing this.
On January 28th, I will join a team of brave climate warriors and jump into the icy waters of the Potomac River to support the fight to stabilize our climate.
Yes, I know it sounds insane - but you know what’s REALLY crazy? Trump is stocking his administration with people who refuse to accept the reality of climate change. Global temperatures hit record highs year after year, droughts persist, floods ravage communities all over the world, but these greedy deniers put their profits before the future of human civilization. THAT's insane.
As a climate scientist, I know the terrible impacts of climate-damaging emissions. As a citizen, I’m beyond scared – I’m ANGRY. And I’m taking action. On January 28th, I’ll join hundreds of other climate activists to support the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) in their 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Dedicated activists like me come together and sacrifice their warmth to help CCAN keep winter cold (learn more at www.keepwintercold.org).
What does jumping into an ice-cold river have to do with helping CCAN? Well that’s where you come in! I’m agreeing to jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter IF you and others agree to sponsor me. You’re dollars will help CCAN continue to fulfill its mission of educating and mobilizing citizens in Maryland, Virginia, DC and beyond to take concrete steps to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
I’ve set a personal goal of raising $500 this year. Can you help out by donating $35, $50 or $100 to sponsor me? Your gift will not only deem my plunge into the frigid waters a success, but it will also enable CCAN to continue pushing forth with clean energy victories in the Chesapeake region and the nation alike. Need an added bonus? Your gift is 100% tax deductible!
You also get to know that your gift will go to a great cause. CCAN continues to win critical victories for our climate. CCAN’s top priority in Virginia is to build on the bipartisan support they earned last year for a bill that would cut carbon and bring much needed funds to Virginia’s coastal communities suffering from sea level rise-induced flooding. Meanwhile in Maryland, CCAN is working to ban fracking in Maryland as the hard-fought 2.5 year moratorium is set to expire in 2017. But there’s still much more to be done!
Thank you so much for supporting the fight against climate change and for supporting me my personal pursuit to make a positive change in our world. I’ll be gearing up to run into the water the morning of January 28th and would love for you to come down to National Harbor and join the fun! There will be plenty of hot cocoa and treats for everyone!
Your friend in (freezing cold!) solidarity,