There are many reasons why this year's elections are critically important. Regardless of your political affiliation, one thing is clear: the world's climate scientists are telling us that this next decade is crucial for scaling up climate action.
To reverse global warming and stave off the worst impacts of climate change now is absolutely the time to act.
Climate change doesn't recognize partisan divides. It doesn't care if you're rich or poor. Black or white. Citizen or illegal immigrant. Republican or Democrat.
Climate change impacts everything. It threatens our health, our food supply, our economy, and our national security. Not at some obscure point in the future, but today.
This past September was the hottest month ever recorded worldwide. Let that sink in for a moment. From wildfires scorching the earth to tropical storms dumping feet of rain, the effects of climate change are already here and impacting us closer and closer to home.
VOTE And Receive 20% Off Your Next Order
On Tuesday, November 3rd, you can exercise your power to determine how America responds to this momentous challenge.
VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO:
1) Acknowledge that human-caused climate change is real, and
2) Support strong climate action to solve it
You can use your ballot to give voice to Americans who are under 18 years old and can't yet vote. They are counting on all of us to step up.
Vote for the future. For yourself. For your loved ones. For our shared humanity. Pick any reason you like. We'll even forgive you if you vote for the Philadelphia Eagles. Just vote.
How To Claim Your Discount
1) Tag Simbly on Instagram or Facebook with confirmation that you voted, or email your confirmation to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (It could be an email receipt, a picture of you wearing your "I voted" sticker, or anything else that confirms that you've voted.)
2) In exchange, we'll send you a unique discount code for 20% OFF your next Simbly order. No caps or restrictions, choose whatever you like. Your unique code will remain valid through the holiday season to December 31st, 2020.
It's our small way of thanking you for participating in our democracy and shaping a future that works for everyone.
-- Josh and Christopher, Simbly Founders
Helpful Guides For Picking Climate-Focused Candidates In 2020
Here are resources to help you quickly identify political candidates who support strong climate action.
- 2020 Climate Change Voters Guide - Prepared by the Vote Climate U.S. PAC, the guide rates every candidate running for a U.S. House or Senate seat based on their climate record and/or positions. Simply enter your zip code, and you'll see the candidates running in your state and Congressional district.
- Sierra Club's Climate Champions - The Sierra Club gets even more granular to help you identify climate champions running in your statewide elections as well as for national office. Just enter your address, and you'll see a list of all candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club. You can print the recommendations to take with you on election day if voting in-person.
What Else Simbly Is Doing To Be Proactive On Climate Change
We aim to become the first climate positive furniture company in the world, which means we want to restore more to nature than we take. Towards that goal:
1) 100% of our wood is FSC certified. In 2020, Simbly received the highest marks in the furniture industry for its responsible wood souring policy from the National Wildlife Federation and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
2) Every order placed on Simbly.com is carbon neutral. At checkout, we instantly calculate and offset the carbon emissions related to manufacturing and shipping our products to customers.
3) We plant one tree for every product sold through our partnership with One Tree Planted.
Learn about the full scope of Simbly's sustainable furniture practices.
What We Know About Climate Change In 2020
The United in Science 2020 Report assembles the climate science community's current understanding of climate change. It brings together the expertise from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Global Carbon Project (GCP), UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC), UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Met Office.