Incubating climate awareness strategies and turning them into campaigns
Climate Change “hawks” trying to communicate the urgency of action aim to gain traction quickly enough to meet the greatest challenge humans have ever faced. So it's "Think big" and "Focus on near-term."
BeyondCassandra.org is the culmination of a lifetime of organizing and a decade of involvement with cleantech advocacy and startups.
Like a think tank, we identify and try to fill "missing pieces" in climate strategies and solutions. We aim to incubate projects and ideas that operate at the grass-roots and that can reach influencers and decision-makers.
We hope to assemble working groups to bring to life a collection of ideas. We hope you'll overlook the rudimentary nature of the website. Maybe you'll find a project you could imagine helping to develop and promote. Please contact us if you think you could be involved!
"Climate Clubs and Climate Year": two projects we're incubating. We're eager to hear your suggestions, and comments! If you find them compelling and exciting, you can help make them happen!
They're designed to be replicable prototype events and programs. We ambitiously hope they get off the ground quickly and spread from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our dream: to affect what's possible at the December 2015 Paris Climate Summit.
We are circulating these two ideas and looking at others, seeking comments and collaborators! This is version 1.3 Please email us! STARTING POINT: We are at the end of Business-As-Usual — for… Read more →
Visionary entrepreneur Jigar Shah, Solar Pioneer; Founder of SunEdison; 1st CEO of the Carbon War Room (with Richard Branson); author, of “Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy: Discover How… Read more →
In Greek mythology, Apollo gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy. But when she spurned his advances, he cursed her so no one would ever believe her predictions. Her alerts about the Trojan Horse and Agamemnon’s death went unheeded. In the end, she couldn’t even save herself.
We aim to help change awareness so we can act strategically at a scale and pace that matches our global challenge.
We're starting to see some signs we might be able to take on on a more optimistic name!