Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Step it Up America!

Bill McKibben, environmental writer extraordinaire, was so pleased with his 2006 climate walk across Vermont that he decided to go further this year. He and some of his dedicated students have launched the Step it Up campaign, which will consist of rallies and demonstrations all across the country on April 14th, 2007 to call to curb carbon emissions by 80% by the year 2050. If that target sounds outrageously impossible and you feel like a naysayer by saying so, consider that the United Kingdom actually PASSED legislation in March to cut carbon emissions by 60% by the year 2050.

Even though the 2006 Vermont walk was a success, Bill McKibben couldn't believe that the 1,000 people who gathered to rally represented the largest US global warming demonstration ever...1,000 people!!! Help show Congress and our presidential candidates that we're not too busy for environmental activism. Check out Step it Up to find an event near you, and get out there to show your support for our planet.

1 comment:

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