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Mother’s Day began when social activist and poet Julia Ward Howe wrote the original Mother’s Day Proclamation after the Civil War in 1870.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
This day began as a call to action, and it is only fitting this Sunday on Mother’s Day families take action on climate change and let their voices be heard. 1Sky is asking mothers and their children to create images to send to Congress urging them to remember the implications of climate change on the next generation. The images will be compiled and be taken to DC to be displayed and given to Congress.
Mother’s Day weekend is our chance to expand the climate movement—to invite parents, young people and community groups to come together and send a powerful message that resonates with our political leaders. We all share the same cause—the welfare of future generations—and together, we can make climate action a moral imperative for our elected officials.
1Sky’s Mother’s Day events are perfect for the eco mom, who really doesn’t want gifts, but she wants change. Finding a way to stay active with children can be challenging, as chaos and rubber bullets keeps me from taking my children to protest marches; however, we can paint or attend a Mommy Meetup. I created an event involving hiking and photography in my community. Even No Impact Man has joined the 1Sky Mother’s Day crusade. You can register for events or start your own event at 1Sky or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Make your eco mom proud! This Mother’s Day, give the best gift of all: bold action on climate change.