Nature and Environment

Because at 160,000 years, the party is just getting started.

Add to My MSN

Step It Up!

10/26/2007 12:00:00 AM

Tags:

This November 3, thousands will gather across the country in an attempt to inspire our leaders to take climate change seriously. Step it Up 2007 is urging every community large and small to take part in the National Day of Climate Action by organizing gatherings in places named after historic leaders, and spreading the word about three key benchmarks in the effort to curb global warming trends. These three priorities, introduced by the 1 Sky initiative, include the following:

  •  
  • Ensure there are 5 million green jobs conserving 20 percent of our energy by 2015
  •  
  • Freeze climate pollution levels now and cut them by at least 80 percent by 2050
  •  
  • Introduce a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants
  •  

Participants will paint an index finger green, indicating that they will vote with the environment in mind next year. So far, three presidential candidates have accepted invitations to attend: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), and John Edwards (D-N.C.). (You can invite your representatives by clicking here.)

Visit their Web site to find events near you, and if you'd like to organize one, there's plenty of information and promotional materials available to you.



Related Content

Global Warming Game for Kids

The Union of Concerned Scientists developed a card game, Cool It!, that helps children learn about g...

The decreasing-circumference curve

 We are focusing our attentions in the wrong place. Motorcyclists, mountain-bikers, skiers and steep...

National Youth Climate Summit Starts Today

I am 22 years old, and I've got a crisis on my hands. One of the greatest challenges my generation w...

Monarchs Are On the Move

The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progre...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 










Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.