Upgrade Energy supports Earth Day today, 22 April 2022. This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must “Invest In Our Planet”. Because a green future is a prosperous future.
INVEST IN OUR PLANET
AND BUILD HEALTHY CITIES, COUNTRIES, AND ECONOMIES
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
When it comes to climate change, money talks. Through regulations, incentives, and public/private partnerships, governments hold the keys to transform and build the green economy. Similar to the industrial and information revolutions, governments must incentivize their citizens, businesses, and institutions to build a resilient future. Ultimately, governments will empower green business practices as not only the ethical option but also the lucrative one.
For example, in the U.S., clean energy jobs provide earnings +25% above the national median wage, and outpace fossil fuel extraction/generation jobs by three-to-one, employing more Americans than middle or elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers, or real estate agents. And yet, we still incentivize technology that is damaging our future growth. Globally, the fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11 million every single minute and over $5.9 trillion annually (and rising).
Imagine the impact of shifting to policies and partnerships that build a renewable economy. Tell your government leaders to launch the sustainability revolution TODAY.