Footprint to Wings partners with the March for Science

Footprint to Wings is proud to officially join the March for Science, along with over 100 partnering organizations. We will be at the Princeton Satellite March on April 22. Join us at the march!

chat Posted Apr 12, 2017 by Rezwan | Category : Scoreboard
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Come stand with science!

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

The growing number of partners includes global institutions and a diverse range of organizations.  The major event is happening in Washington, D.C. and over 500 satellite marches will take place globally on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

Be a part of it!

Why we are joining the March for Science

Footprint to Wings is a 501c3 nonprofit based in New Jersey. We are a startup organization with a mighty mission to turn the race to zero carbon into a national pastime and coach each state to win. For those who are more narratively inclined, here is our Pixar Pitch.

Why March for Science? We’re taking a disruptive, science, math and sports based approach to the sustainability conversation. We begin with the endgame in mind. Unlike many environmental organizations that gloss over a limited set of solutions, we take an unflinching look at all the options. We put everything on the table. We do the math and we check other people’s math. While many are content taking the Solutions Project posters at face value, we look under the hood and ask follow up questions. For example, when we see New Jersey “Offshore Wind 55.5%” - we ask “how many wind turbines would that be?” We then drill down to the underlying reports and spreadsheets to find the answers (FYI, 9,401 5MW wind turbines for NJ. But the coast is 130 miles, so that’s 72 turbines per mile down the entire coast). Then we contemplate the NIMBY coefficient. And we’re just getting started.

In short, we do the work most people avoid and we coach people to zero carbon with their eyes wide open.

Speaking of peer reviewed literature, we are working on a paper to explain the methodology behind our Scoreboard and will be submitting it to journals. Our Zero Carbon Playbook (in development) will be based on this rigorous methodology.

For the purposes of the march, we have a set of posters that we will use as a mobile zero carbon coaching clinic. Come and peer review us on the spot!

As our message and materials come online, we expect the Race to Zero Carbon to become an actual national pastime with states, players and specialized teams fully engaged and agreeing to standard metrics, with metrics as a tool to encourage learning, not a “ticking the box” exercise to hide behind.

We are deeply honored to be an official partner of the historic March for Science. We stand with science.

I look forward to seeing you at the march!

To zero carbon and beyond,

The Race to Zero Carbon as an act of Historic Preservation
Zero Carbon Coaching Pledge

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