Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day: A Day To Be Aware Of The Climate

Today, October 15th is BLOG ACTION DAY! What exactly is that and what does it mean? Well, first think about the last time you drove your car, didn't recycle, forgot to buy local, printed an email or kept a light on in the house when you didn't need it... Small things, huh? Well they add up and although we all do these things, it takes conscious awareness to think a little more about your climate consumption. Awareness is what the Blog Action Day is all about!, the movement's awareness website, is hoping the blogosphere's action will change how America thinks about climate change:
More than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis. This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner and President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and now is the time for him to lead the United States in confronting the climate crisis. This is a chance for people around the world and in the United States to join together in telling President Obama that we want him to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.

Time is running out, and our planet can't afford to wait.
And over 8,000 sites are participating... That means an estimated 12,000,000 are paying attention and reading about this day of action! Are you taking part???

As I started with, the little things matter. They add up! What small activities can/should you do today to help your climate? We all have a pretty good idea. As stewards of our environment for the next generation, try these ideas on for today:

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning
3. Change a Light Bulb
4. Drive Less and Drive Smart
5. Buy Energy-Efficient Products
6. Use Less Hot Water
7. Use the "Off" Switch
8. Plant a Tree
9. Get a Report Card from Your Utility Company
10. Encourage Others to Conserve

1 comment:

Carrotmob said...

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