Commit to LOVE THE CLEAN LIFE

It’s absolutely necessary and urgent for all of us to pursue ways of life that are good for the climate, economy and humanity, and to learn how we have to change if we’re not doing that. All we’ve been told to do and believe is not working in a positive way for the majority of Earth’s inhabitants, and we have to find better ways. We’re not messing around, this is urgent and our priority #1 to help get people moving by focusing intentions and removing distractions. Show your commitment.

I commit to thrive authentically by:

  1. Understanding and optimizing my personal situation: I want to learn how to be happy and productive without doing harm. I want to meet my needs, lower my negative impacts, build my strengths and work on my weaknesses. Everything is connected, everyone needs to be healthy and productive, and we all have a role to play.
  2. Finding my niche in The CLEAN Life*: I want to learn about behaviors, science, business models and lifestyles that are good for the climate, economy and humanity and that are interesting to me and my unique situation, expertise, resources and experiences; 
  3. Participating and Sharing in The CLEAN Life*: I want to learn how I can decrease problem actions (behaviors that are bad for climate/economy/humanity) and increase target actions (behaviors that are good for the climate/economy/humanity) by participating in existing climate ventures or building my own. (Learn  more about the 3-Steps Program.)

*Broadly, the CLEAN Life is a path to a better future for all. We can’t change things with the snap of a finger, but we can envision what we want it to look like and work towards it. We all have a role to play. In this community, we can empower every single person to discover their purpose in order to be happy, healthy and productive on their own terms. More specifically, The CLEAN Life is when we’re all learning about and taking target actions (those that are good for the climate, economy and humanity) in whatever we do and choose, and when we’re building Climate Ventures (that are good for the climate, economy and humanity) to help advance life on Earth.

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