The pledge is signed. The need is critical. Time is of the essence.
The Knights of the Climate Covenant have the watch! But we need your help.
Hi! I'M Martin, founder of the Knights of the Climate Covenant. I'm raising funds to engage more people in the struggle against climate change, which is endangering the human race and our planet.
Obtaining Nonprofit Status
Specifically, I'm raising funds to help pay for legal services needed to obtain nonprofit status, which will elevate the organization's credibility, allow the Knights to raise funds from businesses, organizations and individuals, and enable the Knights to apply for nonprofit grants. I've completed some of the initial steps, such as applying for registration with the Secretary of State in my home state, but I need legal advice and guidance to ensure I do everything correctly to obtain 501(c)(4) status with the Internal Revenue Service.
We're All Knights Already
Most of us are already fighting global warming in some way and on some level. That makes us all climate activists, and we can identify as such. Sometimes, though, it takes an invitation to get people to claim the title. Meanwhile, it's human nature to like and identify with others who feel the same way. These are the simple ideas behind the Knights of the Climate Covenant.
Being knighted serves as an easy entry into the climate activism fold for people who are concerned but have not been given "permission" to think of themselves as activists, even though they're probably already doing the little things that can help curb global warming. Once someone identifies with the cause and has a sense of belonging and shared objectives, they are more likely to increase the level of their commitment and engagement over time.
There are no costs, obligations or pressure beyond committing to the Climate Covenant (a succinct pledge).
Knights Mission & Purposes
The Knights mission is to increase the number of people in the world who take nonviolent personal, community and political actions to address the climate crisis.
The Knights seven purposes are:
- Raise awareness regarding the existential threat of the climate crisis and inform people of actions each of us can take to combat it.
- Engage people in addressing the climate crisis in whatever ways we are able.
- Enable anyone and everyone who is concerned about climate change to identify as climate activists.
- Amplify the messages of climate crisis activists and climate-focused news outlets.
- Inspire people to talk about the climate crisis with our families, friends, neighbors and elected officials.
- Normalize mindsets and behaviors that reduce and eliminate negative environmental and planetary impacts.
- Support each other in a world with an overabundance of climate-change deniers.
Your Help Will Mean the World. Literally.
Let's get more people involved in the big and small solutions to the climate crisis!
Thank you for your dedication to our shared future! Together we're making a difference.
- Lynn Clancy
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