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04/22/08HAPPY EARTH DAY
This Earth Day brings much welcomed coverage by the mainstream press of the environment with cover stories in TIME (see below), Newsweek, National Geographic, and Discover to name only a few. Two must-reads from the The New York Times: “A Drought in Australia, a Global Shortage of Rice” by Keith Bradsher and “Why Bother?” by author Michael Pollan.

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON GLOBAL WARMING
The latest issue of TIME has gone green, literally. As Managing Editor Richard Stengel explains, this special issue of TIME represents a first for the magazine: “For this one issue, we’ve exchanged our trademarked Red Border for a green one. By doing so, we are sending a clear–and colorful–message to our readers about the importance of this subject, not just to Americans but to everyone else around the world as well.”

The cover story, written by Bryan Walsh, is a call-to-arms, making the case that the U.S. can no longer afford to sit out the fight against global warming. The piece outlines a number of important steps in the battle against global warming, including establishing an effective cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, tougher energy-efficiency mandates and significant new investment in green technologies.

Most importantly, he stresses the importance of the United States taking the lead worldwide: “The outcome of any crisis is usually determined by one dominant global player that has the innovators who can churn out the technology, the financiers who can back it and the diplomatic clout to pull the rest of the planet along… Going green: What could be redder, whiter and bluer than that?”

Click here to read the full story

IF ALL AMERICANS VIEWED AND PAID BILLS ONLINE, WE’D SAVE 18.5 MILLION TREES EACH YEAR.

STUDENTS LEAD THE WAY
Students have always been at the forefront of social movements and no other place was that more evident then at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference in New Orleans in late March.

Students from across the country made commitments to take action on some of the world’s most pressing social issues and topping the list was global warming. Universities are like small cities and changes they make will have a huge impact!

Some of the commitments by students include:

  • Let’s Raise a Million Project at Morehouse College: Tony Anderson and Richard Merritt will work to install 1 million CFL light bulbs in low-income communities within Atlanta, GA. They hope to save low income households $2,395,772 in direct savings while reducing the air pollution equivalence of 2,021 cars for one year or offsetting the carbon equivalence of planting 2,241.09 acres of forest.
  • Greening Transportation at William Patterson University: Jennifer Bauer is working to win the competition for William Patterson to become a central hub for NJ transit in a hope to increase student awareness and participation in public transit to address the looming energy crisis and combat global warming.
  • U-Bike at Brown University: Jeffery Howerton is committed to creating a bike sharing program at Brown University that we reduce carbon emissions at Brown University and change the way students think about transportation. The U-Bike system is a network of bike-docking stations that are dispersed throughout a region. A student unlocks a bike with a swipe of a card, uses it for the desired length of time and returns it to any U-Bike hub.

ONE SOFT DRINK CAN RECYCLED BY EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT IN AMERICA WOULD SAVE 24.8 MILLION CANS. THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH ALUMINUM TO CREATE 21 BOEING 737 PLANES.

GET IN THE GAME
Be a good sportsman and unplug your game console. Consumer electronics are the biggest user of electricity in your home, and game consoles are often the worst.

Left plugged in all day, every day of the year, a game console uses twice as much energy as the TV it is hooked up to. Leaving your game console plugged in all year is equivalent to having over 200 cell phone chargers left in the wall! Get in the game and unplug your game console when you are not in play!

UNPLUG UNUSED ELECTRONICS AND SAVE $256 PER HOUSEHOLD PER YEAR.

For Virtual Marchers, every day is Earth Day!

Laurie David
Founder
StopGlobalWarming.org

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One Response

  1. global warming exists, but it isn’t caused by people… we can’t “save the earth”, because the earth takes care of itself one way or another… that’s the way God made it. I’m all for going green and doing what’s good for the environment, but all these organizations and politicians talking about saving the planet are mostly doing it for self-gain and to make themselves look good. We’re not in the danger they want us to think we are… it’s all about fear. Governments control people with fear and have for centuries upon centuries… I’d tell you to ask Hitler, but we know where he is right now. Mostly it’s a front for one-world government, since the United Nations is wanting to enact a global ‘carbon tax’ and try to tell countries what they can and can’t do within their own borders Everybody can kiss some more of their paycheck goodbye in the name of global warming. >.>;;;

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