Thursday, March 6, 2008

i'm just one person. what can I do about global warming?

With regards to my previous posts about the best places on the planet; I realize that I failed to mention the planet itself.

This earth we live on is extraordinary and yet we all (collectively) treat it so poorly everyday.

Do you want to do something about it?

Well, now you can. Here are two easy things that you can do to help our planet survive the next fifty years.

1. Participate in Earth Hour 2008.

Watch this video or head to the website to learn more. In a nutshell, participating cities all over the globe will turn their lights off for one hour to see the difference each individual can make.

Vancouver will turn their lights off on March 29 at 8pm.

Other participating cities are: Aalborg, Aarhus, Adelaide, Atlanta, Bangkok, Brisbane, Canberra, Chicago (yes you, Oprah!), Christchurch, Copenhagen, Dublin, Manila, Melbourne, Montreal, Odense, Ottawa, Perth, Phoenix, San Francisco, Suva, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Toronto.

More are joining every day.

[Hey Leo! Where's Los Angeles on this list?!]

If you don't see your hometown here, make it happen. The Earth Hour web site can show you how.

2. Sign up for The Good Life.

Because one hour is not enough. Shift your paradigm. Make The Good Life about sustainability, health and well-being, not consumerism and consumption.

The Good Life is an online tool for monitoring your own personal carbon footprint on the planet. Not sure what to do to help our earth? Sign up to learn more about how to fight climate change and make a tangible difference to the extraordinary planet we live on.

We can all do better. Peace out.

1 comment:

softinthehead said...

OK I signed up, I do try to be conscientious so hopefully this will keep me on track. Good post.