Title: Sierra Club
We are getting some national staff attention and they included the
announcement and link to the new report showing how Zero Waste actions are one
of the top greenhouse gas reduction activities of in the entire range of climate
change actions. Please scroll down to #4 for the link to the report and
llook for the table that shows the amounts of GHG reduction based on specific
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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:45:33 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Lightbulbs to Leadership
June 10, 2008
"Just take what you love doing, and do it with enough other
people to make it the future."
-- Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope, a
snippet of his fascinating conversation with Van Jones, in the premiere
episode of This
Brave Nation, an on-line series featuring progressive leaders.
Action: Support Strong Global Warming
2) Take Action: Urge Your
Senators to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives
Light Bulbs to Leadership
4) New Report:
Zero Waste Fights Global Warming
1) Take Action: Support Strong Global Warming
Debate over the first serious climate change
bill to reach the Senate floor -- the Climate Security Act -- was derailed
by the Republican leadership last week when the Senate was unable to
defeat a filibuster led by Minority Leader McConnell and Senators Allard
(CO), Inhofe (OK), and Cornyn (TX). However, this vote (48 to 36) showed
progress in the effort to get the Congress to take decisive action to
reduce carbon emissions. 48 Senators voted in favor of moving forward with
The debate is no longer about whether global warming is occurring, but
who will pay and who will benefit from the proposed solutions. A strong
global warming bill must drive emissions reductions in a way that
strengthens a clean energy economy, meets science-based standards and is
fair to American families and workers.
Congress to support strong global warming
3) New: Light Bulbs to Leadership
Across the U.S., more and more people are
taking steps to fight global warming. Americans are changing their
lightbulbs but to really solve global warming, we need to change more than
lightbulbs: we need to change direction. We need action that is strong,
urgent and bold enough to get the job done.
The Sierra Club is doing its part through a new Lightbulbs
to Leadership Campaign.
Join us as we tell our leaders and public officials that its time to
change direction on global warming!
4) New Report: Zero Waste Fights Global
A new report -- Stop
Trashing the Climate -- concludes that increased recycling and
composting are easily-achievable and essential measures to help meet U.S.
greenhouse gas reduction targets. Along with waste prevention, expanded
recycling and composting can have the same climate protection impact as
closing 21% of the nation's 417 coal-burning power plants according to the
report. The report shows that zero waste -- preventing waste and
strengthening recycling and composting -- is one of the fastest, cheapest
and most effective strategies for confronting global warming.
Get some more information about Sierra Club's Zero
Waste efforts here.
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