Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part. Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.
Climate change is happening right now. It is a state of emergency that requires urgent action.
Some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. It’s a damning “cod red” report that requires all of us to pay attention.
We are seeing vast amounts of ice melting, have seen record forest fires, heat waves, snow storms – we’re witnessing extreme temperature variations and it’s causing severe weather.
Climate change is happening all around us. There’s no denying it – the science is clear. And we need to do more than what we are doing.
I don’t want my kids to ask me why I stood by while the world began to burn. I want to make sure that I’m leaving a world that my children can be proud of because we took action. Now, we can’t afford to be hitting snooze on an issue that is affecting all of humanity.
On Earth Day 2022, Social Geeks are making a climate emergency declaration.
To do our part, we are pledging to be carbon neutral, by the end of 2022. We are beginning to offset our carbon footprint by planting trees. We aspire to work with businesses that are already a positive impact on this world and are on this mission towards climate action themselves. And we wish to inspire and help others on a journey to do the same.
We are also starting our certification to become a B Corp business – which much like a “certified organic” business, or “fairtrade” business, is an independent certification that is audited by a 3rd party non-profit organization that scores our business on our impact on the environment (being carbon neutral), our workers (committing to ensure everyone is paid fairly, that our CEO earns no more than 2 – 5x more than the bottom workers), and our community through supporting charities and non-profits. We commit to be certified by the end of 2022.
We want to ensure we’re doing our part
Today we are clear there is a climate emergency which will require immediate and radical action by our business.
This Declaration requires that the entire business design be rethought in the context of a climate emergency. This includes a commitment to carbon neutrality by the end of 2022 with realistic interim milestones along the journey including science based targets.
This declaration commits us to reshape the short, medium and long-term strategy and business model of the company, and that this redesign must embrace the principles of ‘just transition’ which takes into account people who will be implicated in this declaration.
We must seek to maximise the interests of all stakeholders – shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers – in the context of a total commitment to doing what is required by the climate emergency.
I hope that on Earth Day 2022, we can pledge this to the world and start taking steps towards a brighter future. I am so pleased to be able to start this journey in my business to ensure everything I do is on that path.
I need to use all tools available to me to contribute back to my community and to the Earth. That’s why this Earth Day, Social Geeks is declaring we will do whatever it takes to help with tackling climate change, head on.
I hope that you’ll join me in your business, starting your journey towards sustainability because we need to do our part to help tackle climate change before it’s too late.
Thank you and Happy Earth Day!
Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity. So for both humanitarian and business reasons, it is imperative that companies of all sizes take action and embrace the benefits of a green economy. Learn more about what you can do here: [https://bit.ly/3neB4pN]
If you want to speak to us about your business goals, and how you can be more sustainable in your business – book a free 30 minute consultation with me. I love talking about this, so let’s see if we can help you on your journey!