Today is the day when all bloggers are uniting to remind folks to make a difference andÂ to help in reducing their carbonÂ footprint. Climate Change - Blog Action day is today!Â
"More than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis.
This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner and President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and now is the time for him to lead the United States in confronting the climate crisis.
This is a chance for people around the world and in the United States to join together in telling President Obama that we want him to lead the United States in taking bold and significant action to reduce greenhouse gasses.
Time is running out, and our planet can't afford to wait."
If you want ways to reduce your carbon footprint and want some "green" ideas, check outÂ some of my past blog posts in my green and recycling category.
For "green" construction and building products, here are some sites mentioned by the Housing Guru:
www.energy.gov â€“ U. S. Department of Energy
www.energystar.govÂ â€“ joint program of EPA and DOE to certify energy standards
www.usgbc.orgÂ - U. S. Green Building Council
www.nahb.org â€“ National Association of Homebuilders
www.eia.doe.gov â€“ Energy Information Administration
www.epa.gov â€“ U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
www.pathnet.org â€“ Public-Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
www.repp.org â€“ Global Energy Marketplace
www.greenseal.org â€“ promotes manufacture, purchase, and use of eco-friendly products
www.awea.org â€“ American Wind Energy Association
www.ases.org â€“ American Solar Energy Society
www.globalgreen.org â€“ non-profit organization that sets environmental certification standards
www.nsf.org â€“ not-for-profit testing laboratory
www.dsireusa.org â€“ The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
If you want to know what your carbon footprint is, you can calculate it here.
Make a difference, starting today.
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