Posted By: Brian Atton on February 27, 2017
People come from all walks of life and opinions differ. Nothing new to be sure, but never more apparent than right now. Today, no matter our choice of candidate, political party, or point of view, the divisive lines blur significantly when it comes to the single thing we can all agree upon - the environment.
The environment is the single most invaluable resource we have. From air to water and everything green in-between, having budgets cut when it comes to protecting it, is not in anyone’s best interest.
With resources being depleted, evidence and reason being discarded, and science being misrepresented by special interest, the state of our planet’s safety is one of great uncertainty and this is something that really hits home to us here at Simian. That’s why Simian has chosen to stand behind the Union of Concerned Scientists to help put an end to the age of alternative facts and help create a sustainable future.
About the UCS
For nearly half a century, the Union of Concerned Scientists has combined the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world.
Funded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the UCS founders drafted a statement calling for scientific research to be directed away from military technologies and toward solving pressing environmental and social problems. The UCS remains true to that founding vision. Throughout their history, UCS has followed the example set by the scientific community: they share information, seek the truth, and let their findings guide our conclusions. It’s a powerful formula.
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems such as clean energy, clean vehicles, food and agriculture, global warming, nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Joining with citizens across the country, they combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe and sustainable future.
By mobilizing scientists and combining their voices with those of advocates, educators, business people, and other concerned citizens, UCS has built a reputation for fairness and accuracy and amassed an impressive history of accomplishments.
Here are just a few of the results that powerful combination has delivered so far.
Our Role - Together
Simian is committed to reducing our carbon footprint weather its efficiency in our data centers or implementing features that help our clients become more sustainable. Thanks to our clients, Simian’s Green Initiative will also donate a percentage of quarterly profits to the UCS.
Envision a better world. Make a difference. We can do it… together.