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Climate Reality Striving for Social Responsibility

The neighborhood of La Barquita floods three or four times a year, and flooding is expected to increase because of climate change. (image from article by Renee Lewis)

The neighborhood of La Barquita floods three or four times a year, and flooding is expected to increase because of climate change. (image from article by Renee Lewis)

Imagine if a few hours of rainfall became a matter of life or death for your neighborhood. Small creeks in your town could suddenly overflow and leave devastating impacts on your home. This is unfortunately the reality for many living in the Commonwealth of Dominica due to rapid climate change in 2015.

Miykal Carrington is originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica. She started a political party for the nation called The People’s Party. Carrington has organized Team Climate Reality to play for and represent the issues that the People’s Party aims to tackle. Although she is based in Connecticut, she has influenced many members on an international level. This political party adopted the Global Goals as their platform, and seeks improvement in every goal relevant to the country.

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Giving voice to the struggle of the people of Dominica
People in the Commonwealth of Dominica are living in fear of natural disasters, which is why Team Climate Reality will be playing for GOAL #13, Climate action, at Global Goals World Cup. They plan to make noise in the streets of New York City about their mission through awareness campaigns, and it’s their focus to let people know what is happening; providing them with solutions to mitigate future fatalities.

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“When you equip people with information, you put pressure on those that are elected to run the country,” Carrington explains. “People then realize that we can communicate these needs, we can seek out on this mission and move toward 100 percent renewable.”

Goal 13 affects us all
Although some nations are at higher risks than others, climate action is an international concern that every continent needs to address. Without a functioning earth, the human species is no longer breathing – and the solution begins with the power of knowledge.

Carrington’s dream of the future is simple:

“I look at it as providing people with the tools, resources and funds that they need to be able to live healthy safer lives. We can’t just do that halfway - we have to commit,” she said.

She is looking forward Global Goals World Cup to meet others that are working toward sustainability. Like she said, when like-minded people come together, a lot can happen.

“It’s one thing to think and talk about the goals, but it’s another thing to be actually engaged in it,” 

 

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