Earth Day 2009- Celebrate God’s Creation and Address Climate Change
How is your local unit and congregation celebrating Earth Day? Click here for climate change legislative advocacy ideas. Take the pledge to address climate change and to create a greener, more just economy by signing on to the Countdown to Copenhagen postcard to Call on our President, Congress and upon world leaders to commit to strong limits on carbon emissions. Go to www.countdown2copenhagen.org. For Earth Day resources and ideas on protecting God’s creation by reducing your carbon footprint, go to www.nccecojustice.org and http://www.earthday.net/earthday2009.
DID YOU KNOW ...
That you release greenhouse gases as a result of using energy to drive, using electricity to light and heat your home, and through other activities that support our quality of life like growing food, raising livestock and throwing away garbage. Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through simple measures like changing light bulbs and properly inflating your tires.
Did you also know that in the average home, 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Nationwide, the total electricity consumed by electronics while idle equals the annual output of 12 power plants. Enabling your monitor's ENERGY STAR power management features can save you substantially on your energy bill. To save even more, replace your old monitor with an LCD display one. The energy consumption of an average LCD display monitor (flat-panel) is at least half of that for an average CRT.
Go to: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html to get 25 easy steps you can take to not only reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, but also reduce air pollution, increase the nation's energy independence and save money.