Are you ready to take the ENERGY STAR Pledge?

Team ENERGY STAR launched this week.  Have you joined the team?   Team ENERGY STAR is a very cool initiative conceived by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  It was brought to my attention by Diane MacEachern of Big Green Purse, so I knew it was worth it's weight in green.  I joined up immediately and here's why you should too... You've probably heard of the ENERGY STAR program, which … [Read more...]

Send A Green Mom to Copenhagen!

The potentially monumental climate talks in Copenhagen are upcoming, and it's important to have a real person there to represent the interests of "regular" people who care about the environment. My friend, author, green blogger, fellow Green Moms Carnival member, and environmental activist is taking part in the 's contest to send one citizen ambassador to Copenhagen, and I am happy to give her … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts Go Green!

The girl scouts are handing out more than cookies this year, at least in northern California. Thanks to a new program called Cool the Community, more than 1,300 girl scouts in over 100 Bay Area troops will be handing out cookies as well as energy-saving coupons and eco-tips and pledges.   The program is a joint effort between Girl Scouts of Northern California and Cool the Earth, a nonprofit that … [Read more...]

A Call to Action from Bill McKibben

On October 24, we will stand together as one planet and call for a fair global climate treaty. United by a common call to action, we'll make it clear: the world needs an international plan that meets the latest science and gets us back to safety. This movement has just begun, and it needs your help. Here's the plan: we're asking you, and people in every country on earth, to organize an action in … [Read more...]

Welcome to Reality, Mr. President-Elect

by Bill McKibben Our eight-year interlude from reality draws to a close, and the job of cleaning up begins. The trouble is, we're not just cleaning up after a failed US presidency. We're cleaning up after a two-century binge. Barack Obama won an historic victory this week, and with it the right to take office under the most difficult circumstances since Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great … [Read more...]

Al Gore For President in 2008?

What has more twists and turns than a roller coaster and more plot changes than your favorite soap opera? This year's presidential elections! According to sources over at Grist environmental news website, Al Gore will announce his candidacy for president this week. Gore is apparently fed up by the fact the climate change is not getting more attention from any of the candidates (both Dem and … [Read more...]

Turn Out For Earth Hour

Want to make a big impact this weekend? This Saturday at 8pm you could be part of a worldwide movement to call attention to and take a stand against global warming. And all you have to do is turn off the lights. Last year, Earth Hour was launched in Sydney Australia. In that one city 2.2 million people turned off their lights for one hour, resulting in a 10.2% energy reduction. Imagine what … [Read more...]

Test Your Global Warming I.Q.

Sure, you know that global warming is bad, but what else do you know about this global phenomenon? Take this quiz to test your global warming I.Q. What Do You Know About Global Warming? What are greenhouse gases? Heat-trapping gases found in the Earth's atmosphere Vapors emitted from a green house Smog New eco-friendly fuels for cars Question 1 out of 10 Quiz by … [Read more...]

Step It Up This Saturday

Are you going to be a part of this weekend's historic Step It Up 2007 events? The Step It Up 2007 campaign was launched on April 14th of this year in an effort to draw national and international attention to climate change; calling on Congress to enact legislation that will cut carbon emissions by 80 % by the year 2050. Click here to learn more about the Step It Up initiatives. In April, tens of … [Read more...]