Hopefully About Us
will soon be About You
as We’re All In This Together!
For now, Time To Get Smarter includes Tom Kahan, the founder, Leanne Grossman, advisor, Web designer, Joel Holdbrooks. In addition, there are our growing number of allies, volunteers and our fiscal sponsor, Pesticide Action Network North America.
Time To Get Smarter is dedicated to promoting the following three ideas and movements.
The first is The Human Race for a Healthy Planet which means all of humanity is in this together, our goal is a healthy, sustainable world and we need to move very fast.* We hope this slogan of unity and urgency will act as a rallying cry for the one to two million grassroot groups around the world working for social/environmental justice and health.
The second is Smarter Capitalism. Because it’s fairer, socially and economically and more long term and ecologically realistic, it’s more sustainable and as such, a key part of getting us to a healthier, sustainable civilization and planet.
The third is a key part of Smarter Capitalism — pricing that tells the ecological truth. This means if something is more expensive to society and the environment in the long run, after taking into account all its true costs, it should reflect reality and be more expensive upfront in the short run.
Please read, sign and forward our petitions and help spread the word about The Human Race for a Healthy Planet, Smarter Capitalism and pricing that tells the tells the truth. Our children and their children’s futures depend on it.
* In regards to just carbon, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, effectively world climate science consensus, states that in the next ten years, by 2020, we need to reduce our 1990 emissions by 25-40%! Contrast that with what effectively were the Senate cap and trade goals of 4-5% off 1990! Of course, they didn’t publicize those numbers. Instead, like in a shell game, they switched benchmark years from 1990 to 2005 hoping We, the people, wouldn’t notice. That allowed them to proclaim around 17% but that was off 2005, not the benchmark year of 1990 that the U.S. had agreed to in climate negotiations.