Sunday, April 6, 2008

Live Earth Update from Al Gore

Live Earth

Al Gore launches the WE campaign: We can solve the climate crisis!

We're thrilled about Al Gore's new WE Campaign website We Campaign logo The WE Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, which we launched with our first Live Earth concert on 7.07.07. The WE Campaign's ultimate aim is to halt global warming. They are beginning with educating people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable. On the new WE Campaign site you can: We'll update you on the WE Campaign regularly - and watch for their broadcast and online advertisements!

WHAT'S GREENER? To bamboo, or not to bamboo?

...that is the question. Is bamboo the answer for your flooring needs? Does bamboo damage the environment? Tell us about how you're using bamboo in and around your home on our blog. Have you found bamboo products you swear by? Check back soon for a report back from our Green Team.
(Still haven't gotten around to that spring cleaning? Check out last week's topic: What's Greener? Buying green cleaning products, or making your own? )

Earth Day is coming: Call for Climate!
Earth Day is right around the corner - April 22nd! In the next few weeks, take a minute and Call for the Climate! Let our leaders know if they want to keep their jobs, they have to do something, something big and bold, to solve climate change. What should you ask them to do? Take these ideas from the Live Earth Pledge:
  • Demand that our country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
  • Ask them to fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
  • Tell them to work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of homes, workplaces, schools, places of worship, and means of transportation;
  • Encourage them to pass laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
If you are in the US...
  • White House - 202.456.1111
  • Capitol Hill (our Capitol Hill Operators are really helpful, don't be afraid to call and ask for your Member of Congress!!) 202.224.3121
If you are outside the US - call your president, legislators, and local officials. Check back soon on the Earth Day site ( for more information on Earth Day events and the progress of "Call for Climate"!

Every three meetings held by video conference instead of flying cross-country create the same energy reduction as taking a car completely off the road for an entire year.

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