COOL chants!

Since our “kickoff” was in State College, on a Temple-PSU game weekend, we had a small team of cheerleaders on the downtown streets in the couple of hours before kickoff.  The cheers (and pom-poms) were provided by Barbara Ballenger, and she has given me permission to share them here.  You may use them, too, but please credit Barb when you do.  High tosses, human pyramids, and back handsprings are optional, but attention-getting! (If you’re not sure it enhances the message, check out this 2 minute video of rapping climate scientists  — use the closed captions to catch the lyrics.)

Cricket’s elementary and middle-school daughters have been caught chanting several of these to themselves around the house in the last year.  Neither is interested in cheerleading normally…

Ready! OK!
I say … you say
·      I say Pennsyl, you say vania…
Pennsyl … vania; Pennsyl … vania
·      I say inter  you say faith
·      I say power and you say light….
·      Put it together and say it right – Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light
Climate Change Cadence 
I don’t know but I’ve been told (echo)
The North Pole isn’t very cold
The Polar bears are really steamed
Had to buy an ice machine
Sound off…1 2 
Sound off … 3 4 
Take it on down  1 2 3 4, 1 2 3-4




It’s hot in hell or so they say…
I’ll tell you how it got that way
Lucifer that blind old fool
Runs the place on fossil fuel
Sound off …


So do something and do it well …
Join the PA  IPL
Make your carbon footprint small
So there’s a little left for all
Sound off
Lean to the left…
Lean to the left lean to the right
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light
People of faith come join the fight
Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light

Win one for the planet

Hey Pennsylvania!
The earth can’t take it.
Win one for the planet
Before we bake it.  (repeat)
It’s Hot

It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot out here
There’s green house gases in the atmosphere!
It’s not, it’s not, it’s not a lie
The temperature is on the rise.

It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot out here
Green house gases in the atmosphere
It’s not, its not, it’s not so nice
Antarctica is losing ice.

It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot out here
There’s green house gases in the atmosphere
It’s not, it’s not, it’s not a blast
Climate change will cook your … grass

I’m just saying … 
I’m just saying, I’m not lying
Mother Earth is really frying
We can’t let it end this way
Got to reverse climate change


Push it back, push it back 
Way back, way back  2x

I’m just saying, I’m not lying
Congress isn’t even trying
Who’ll run our economy
When we’re all floating in the sea?


Push it back, push it back 
Way back, way back …

Ain’t no Power
Ain’t no power like the power of the people
Cause the power of the people don’t stop! uh!
Ain’t no power like the power of the sun
Cause the power of the sun don’t stop! uh!
Ain’t no power like the power of the wind
Cause the power of the wind don’t stop! uh!