5 Minute Action for Saturday, 4/1: Climate Change is Bad for Business (April Fools’!)

What do these brands have in common?  Nestle, General Mills, Gap, Mars, Staples, Unilever, Levi Straus, and eBay.

Two years ago these companies, and many others, signed a petition to state governors urging them to implement the Clean Power Plan. The petition stated: “Our support is firmly grounded in economic reality. Increasingly, businesses rely on renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to cut costs and improve corporate performance. The increased frequency and intensity of storms, warmer temperatures, extreme precipitation, and changes in weather patterns put trillions of dollars of institutional investors’ assets at risk and require companies to be innovative at adapting to these changes.”

Signatories to that statement doubled down their support for the plan on Tuesday.

More companies have joined in. Staples, which made $18.2 billion in sales in 2016, said, “We will continue to support the EPA’s clean power plan and the reduction of carbon emissions associated with electrical power generation which has been linked to climate change, as we have for many years and believe it’s smart business.”

Anna Walker, senior director of global policy and advocacy at denim maker Levi Strauss & Co., told BuzzFeed it “remains committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and supply chain, and we will continue to be advocates for meeting the US climate obligations in the Paris Climate Agreement.”

TODAY’s 5 Minute Action:

Step 1: Share and buy – these are companies that deserve our thanks and support!

BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

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