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1 Why We’re Here

Amy December 22, 2020

CLEANetwork is a project of The Climate Economy Education Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for education on business models and lifestyles that are good for the climate, economy and humanity. Human activities, especially burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing global temperatures to rise unnaturally fast. This is disrupting systems of life all across the planet, possibly permanently and in deadly ways. We have a short time to change our habits or it’s possible that future generations will be left with a chaotic and dangerous home. We need global changes to clean renewable energy for all (visit our clean energy and jobs education resources for more on that), and new and better ways of doing most everything (“innovate everything”) to lower our negative impact on our environment. The best part is that it’s totally possible and will result in better health and standards of living for all.

We don’t hoard resources, discriminate or exclude; we advance knowledge, cooperate and take action. Independent, critical thinking and challenging the status quo are encouraged in The Climate Economy and on CLEANetwork.com. We fight against forced delusion to maintain the status quo, and we work to eradicate ignorance of all kinds. We respectfully and persistently work together towards a society based on authenticity, scientific consensus and continuous growth through questioning, experimentation and hands-on lifelong learning. We encourage robust comments and discussions and require respectful and helpful interactions. Be sure to read our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of use.

It’s a complicated change and involves every facet of our lives. So here on CLEANetwork.com we’re helping every individual tackle the challenges of climate change head-on by providing: a dynamic and fun educational and community experience, with the tools, connections and resources the need, to take target actions and build or participate in new climate ventures.

CLEANetwork.com is free and open to the public, although some areas of the website require that you set up an account, which is also free and which you can cancel at any time. There is no obligation or requirement for participation, but we hope you will be inspired and encouraged to take action.

In The Climate Economy, we envision happy and productive people living their dreams and supporting their families while prioritizing all life on Earth. We’re optimizing our connections to nature and humanity, and downplaying the empty promises of obscene wealth and “things.” We’re going to learn to use the power in our own hands to create our future. Here’s what we’re trying to do here:

  1. Learning about what’s actually happening in the world and our place in it, and cultivating nurturing traits and behaviors

We are all different, we all have a responsibility and something to contribute, and that’s good; here we embrace diversity and inclusion. We’re going to help every single person, with all their experience, skills and varying levels of ambition, find their niche. Here you can learn new things and contribute your expertise. We’re building a new society, The Climate Economy, that’s good for the climate, economy and humanity, and in the process conserve and preserve our home for future generations and have tons of fun together. It’s all good, and it’s absolutely possible, it’s fun and exciting. Like anything worth doing, it takes intention, attention and patience, so that’s why we’re here together.

  1. Getting involved: taking target actions, participating in community projects or groups developing ideas, finding opportunities to help or providing help in our communities

We aim to mobilize all varieties of citizens, organizations and communities to help create sustainable and resilient lifestyles, jobs and communities for current and future generations. Entrepreneurship, including innovation and courage, is what fires the flames of human progress. In the past, entrepreneurship, venture capital and innovation have been relegated to the upper echelon of society. Projects take years of planning and tons of money, every strategy planned out just so, in order to maximize profit for shareholders. On CLEANetwork.com, everyone is empowered to be an entrepreneur NOW in their own communities and help save the world with their existing expertise and resources, working together to build a better world for all. We can create new ventures and be successful in our own communities. It’s accessible to all and we’re working to make things better for all, especially the most vulnerable and poor among us. 

  1. Creating new and better ways of doing everything, “innovating everything,” being productive and getting the things we need in ways that that don’t harm people or the environment.

CLEANetwork.com is an online community for education, for getting ideas and getting involved. We’re advancing humanity through individual and community action. We have big, urgent, complicated problems that need fixing and we need all hands on deck. Climate change is causing or exacerbating problems such as extreme weather events, rising sea levels, human migration, food and water shortages, animal and plant extinction, economic upheaval and inequality, and even violence. This is especially true for individuals and communities on the front lines of climate change and those suffering from systemic injustices. On CLEANetwork.com, we tackle these problems, help people, protect nature for future generations and find better ways of doing things in the meantime.

As already mentioned, this is complicated. Transition or change is always hard, and every level of our lives are going to be changed at least a little bit. It’s nothing to be afraid of. You don’t have to memorize anything or know every fact, although there is no shortage of factual information and reports on climate change and the economy. We don’t have to sacrifice our standards of living and go live in caves without electricity; quite the contrary. It’s going to be invigorating to get back to basics of taking care of each other and our common home.

Tips and Warnings

Don’t post anything secret or private that you don’t want anyone to find out. We have security measures in place on this website but in reality if you post, say or do anything online, it’s out there.

This is a space for helpfulness, productivity and positivity. In fact we have a whole list of traits and behaviors we admire and encourage. We will remove people for whatever reason we deem necessary. If you’re being unhelpful, mean or purposefully dishonest, for example, you can be removed from the community. You may get a warning.

Again, be careful about what you get involved in, who you meet with, where you go, etc. We hope everyone on CLEANetwork.com is going to work in good faith, but there may be badsies who sneak in under our radar. We will do our best to make sure people here are on the level, but we might miss something. Just use common sense and check things out, make sure things seem legit. Do your homework.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Amy at theclimateeconomy . com or at 618.713.2896. 

Exercise

Section 1 of the Clean Energy and Jobs Course provides an overview of why we can and must transition now. It provides an excellent overview of where we’re at with this challenge right now. Head over there and check it out after this course. How we currently use energy, with fossil fuels, is the main cause of the unnatural rate of climate change we are now experiencing.

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