Have you heard of the 30×30 campaign? While this campaign has circulated for a while, it hit the national news recently when President Biden pledged in an Executive Order to preserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. This ambitious goal is being called a “moonshot.”
According to this recent article in The Guardian:
“One of the real exciting opportunities for [30 by 30] is that it’s really not a top-down mandate, where someone in DC is drawing the map and getting us towards 30%,” said Sierra Club lands, water and wildlife director Dan Ritzman. “The idea is really locally driven conservation efforts – these are bottom-up campaigns, where people familiar with the land and affected by its management will be deeply involved in its conservation.”
Even more information about the 30×30 campaign can be found in this article at newscientist.com.
Want to take action in support of the 30×30 campaign?
First, contact Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema today and express your support for the 30×30 campaign, including the recently introduced Grand Canyon Protection Act.
Senator Kelly’s DC Office: (202) 224-2235
Senator Sinema’s DC Office: (202) 224-4521
Here’s a sample phone script to help with your phone call:
“My name is _______ and I live in _______, Arizona. I want to thank Senator ______ for his/her support of efforts to protect Arizona’s wild lands and for introducing the Grand Canyon Protection Act in the Senate. I care about this issue because _________.
As you know, scientists are telling us that we need to protect 30% of nature by 2030 if we are going to stop the worst impacts of climate change. That’s why I’d also like to ask Senator _____ to publicly support the Biden Administration’s efforts to protect 30% of nature by 2030. We need Senator _______to lead efforts to protect more public lands and nature at home here in Arizona and nationally. Supporting the Grand Canyon Protection Act and 30×30 is a great start. Thank you!”
Second, RSVP for the 30×30 Spotlight Event on the evening of March 25th (exact time TBD). Join us to learn more about the science, challenges, and opportunities of protecting 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030 and learn more about opportunities to act in your state. At this event, there will be a speaker from National Geographic discussing the 30×30 campaign and the science behind it. RSVP today at https://forms.gle/