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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don’t worry –we’re not going to circulate yet another list of all the eco-friendly gifts you can buy for your mom. (After all, how many bamboo salad bowls does a woman need)?

Instead, we want to tell you about an incredibly exciting youth-led international day of action called the iMatter March.  iMatter is “a march for a planet worth inheriting.” It’s the brainchild of Kids vs. Global Warming founder, 16-year old Alec Loorz, who says:

Our society’s addiction to fossil fuels is messing with the perfect balance of nature and threatening the survival of our generation, the youth. It needs to stop, and we will not sit idly by as our leaders make decisions that affect our future…The iMatter March is our opportunity stand up and be heard on the most important issue of our time.

Dozens of local marches will take place on May 8, from Baltimore to Sebastopol to Seoul. Visit the iMatter website to find a march near you. If you can’t make it to the march, you can sign the petition calling on the government to protect our atmosphere. Your mother will be proud of you!

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.