Tidewater Virginia activists from MOTHERS OUT FRONT, an organization of mothers and others mobilizing for a livable climate, delivered a basket of postcards and cookies to Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander urging him to commit our city to an over-arching goal of fully transitioning to renewable, carbon-free energy.
Norfolk, Virginia, like the other cities in Hampton Roads, is already experiencing the effects of climate change on a regular basis. In the video below, activist and mother Kim Williams explains the renewable energy mandate proposed by this covenant, as well as the urgency of this issue. Scientists tell us that we have a very small window of about 15 years in which to change our behavior to mitigate the most dire effects of climate change sure to impact our city and our world. Another activist and mother, Michelle Cook, explains the situation in her neighborhood, Tidewater Gardens, where children cannot get to school, or get there with wet feet and clothing, on a regular basis.
Watch the video!
MOTHERS OUT FRONT is working with the school, community and city to implement a viable plan to help get these children to school safely when needed. Please consider joining MOTHERS OUT FRONT and other environmental groups and get involved in protecting our climate future, for ourselves, our children, and for the next seven generations.
All photos, writing and video produced by Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads volunteer Nia Amoruso! Thank you!