Open Letter Indiegogo Campaign

Woohoo! 308 heroic humans contributed $34,853 to get the Open Letter published in the LA Times on Sunday, November 10th. The remainder went to the Alliance on Climate Education.

To sum up…

We did it!!! The letter was published as a full-page ad in the LA Times on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. The remaining funds were donated to the Alliance for Climate Education. What’s next? We are continuing to promote the letter as a message to VIPs on climate change, and we encourage you to do the   …Continue Reading

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The Open Letter will run in the LA Times this Sunday, November 10th!

Hey! We did it! The Open Letter crowdfunding campaign concluded with $34,853 raised from 308 different contributors. We’re humbled by, and thankful for, the support this project received! Now it’s time to put that money to work! After Indiegogo platform fees and credit card/Paypal fees were subtracted from our total, we had $30,668.66. That was   …Continue Reading

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La Lettre Ouverte

Our friend Laurent Richard was kind enough to translate the letter into French. He tells us that addressee Liliane Bettencourt is unlikely to read it herself, but we’re hoping Christophe de Margerie and Bernard Arnault are listening. Cette lettre vous est adressée car vous êtes des personnalités influentes, vous avez des enfants et vous ne   …Continue Reading

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Campaign Update: Video Montage

So, that video montage we’ve been going on about for weeks? We finally finished it!

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Campaign Update: What we’re gonna do with all this cold, hard cash

Hello friends- As we welcome our 200th contributor, we thought it time to post another update on the campaign. Things are going really well! We’ve raised almost 30,000 dollars, which is enough to buy an ad in the LA Times (one of the many publications who have already approved the letter for publication). It has   …Continue Reading

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Addressee Profile: Gary Knell, CEO of NPR

Gary Knell is the president and CEO of NPR. He made our list by heading up one of the largest news outlets in the world ranked by audience size.     Positive Moves NPR has explicitly stated that climate change is a scientific fact and that humans are to blame. [source] They have explicitly challenged   …Continue Reading

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Campaign Update: Week One Is Over, Week Two Beckons

The first week of the campaign got us off to a very strong start! We are astonished and humbled by the $26K+ you all have contributed so far. It’s incredibly heartening.   Clearly we still have a long way to go, so it’s crucial that you keep spreading the word to your networks. If we’re   …Continue Reading

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Addressee Profile: Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips

Ryan Lance is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips. He made our list by heading up the world’s largest independent pure-play oil and gas exploration & production company. Note: As recently as July 2013, ConocoPhillips was ranked the 11th largest company by revenue and the 5th largest non-stated-owned energy company by revenue. However,   …Continue Reading

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Addressee Profile: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. He made our list by heading up the world’s fourth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.         Positive Moves: In December 2012, under the umbrella of the President’s administration, Russia created a working group on climate change and sustainable development. [source] Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions have   …Continue Reading

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FAQ: What will you do after the letter is published?

What do you mean? We’ll relax, knowing we have at last conquered climate change! 😉 But really: We know one campaign won’t solve the climate crisis. Once we have sufficiently celebrated this minor victory, our intention is to keep applying pressure to global VIPs via similar projects.      

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