Recently, FIRST 5125 Hawks on the Horizon helped pass resolution R2017-915 with the Citizens Climate Lobby. This effort has been ongoing since January of this year. This resolution is in the hope that it can limit the amount of carbon dioxide being released into Earth. This resolution will place a Carbon Fee & Dividend, in which oil companies, like BP or Exxon, pay a fee for fossil fuels at the source. From there, the money that is collected is then divided out to many homes across America on a per capita basis. The hope that it can be passed nationwide. With a number of global warming issues, this can be the ray of hope that we need.
As for us, this is the first time we become politically active as a team. We have spoken to many political figures, like Hillary Clinton, Governor Pritzker and former Governor Rauner, but we have never delved into it. We had to talk in front of many Aldermen, which was quite intimidating! We talked to the committee of health and environment, and once we were able to give the green light, it would then be passed to the Chicago City Council. The entire political process was quite the experience. We were able to get a tour of City Hall and this gave us the idea that this generation will make the decisions for the future. However, this resolution will not solve Climate Change. Now other cities, like New York or Los Angeles, might be influenced to come and join us! We hope this will be a national, excuse me, a global movement to better our planet. Come take action! Go tell your local representative about this resolution. Become green and use energy scarcely. Join the movement and go to rallies and strikes. This world is ours, let's protect it.