Climate Change (takes on a new Meaning)
There are still to many discussions on climate change, it is here, last year we had several large Hurricanes, and the especially hard hit Puerto Rico. Climate change is associated with bigger storms, and hotter global temperatures, rising ocean temperatures. The questions still remain, what are we going to do about it?
We are in the process of getting solar and a tesla battery installed. We started this process in September of 2017, it was supposed to be installed Late November but were delayed, (this will be discussed in a future blog post). We are still waiting! Now the Trump administration is implementing a 30% tariff on solar, but not gas.
We are pro business. But pro all business.
Climate change is taking on a new meaning for me, it seems we need to fix an underlying problem before we can move forward.
We have a government that is broken and is working for a select few. If you are not in the select class, you are being pushed out. Small Business has no path forward, with all this uncertainty, even though the rhetoric says that they are helping business in general. This is not true. We have always been small business advocates. But the system is broken, so we are going to be concentrating on helping change the system from within.
We are a nation of Immigrants. That seems to be lost on a lot of people right now. If you are not a large corporation, then it seems that you really don’t have a say. Running a business is a fine line if you want to stay in the middle, but sometimes you have to fight for the greater good. We are in the middle of the road, but the game sometimes seems rigged. So to help change the game you must be a player in that game.
We need to get fresh blood in the game, with more working WOMEN and men with diverse backgrounds and cultures in Local, State, and National government. This will not happen overnight, but the change must start now, otherwise, Climate Change, Immigration, Jobs, Health care and a fair working wage, and the planet are at risk.
So here is what our goals are, we created floatingboats.org as our “foundation”. Meaning we wanted a place to share stories, about idea’s, about community, about diversity, about a better future. This is the Foundation like a foundation for a house, a base layer, upon which you can build upon. We want to gather a collective of people who want to make a difference.
Some of the Goals for this New Year are to start gathering information and stories of people running for Government office, and when possible direct people to help support those people and get them elected. We want to hear your stories, but we need your help in gathering those stories. Maybe you have an idea and are trying to get your story out there, we want to help. If you have a story to tell, let us know. If you want to write a story, make a video, send it to us and we will publish it and spread it around. If you need help creating a video, we can help with that.
We all need to do our part. So help us spread the word, and get new ideas and jump-start a broken two party system. If we can fix the gridlock in Washington, maybe we can start building on a future, without wondering what is going to happen next, we need stability, to be able to plan short and long term plans.
As we move forward, we will tackle each subject in more detail. To start the discussion of solutions and a way forward. We want dreamers, and people with vision and ideas.
All stories about helping people, new idea’s, making a difference, inclusion, and diversity, are requested, please share this, and help us grow a bigger coalition of people.
One of our contributors, Ruben Permel commented on our 2018 Video inspired me to step it up.
“Staying connected, exploring new ideas, opening new doors, making a difference, and surrounding yourself with good intentions. My boat is floating and rarely anchored.”
This is what we intended with floatingboats.org