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The Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge is back! The main idea of the challenge is to make all trips under 2 miles by bike, but this year's message is simpler and easier: Bike Once a Week to Fight Climate Change.
Still don't have a bike yet? The 2 Mile Challenge site features a Bike Builder, which lets you, you know, build your own bike -- then sends you a gear list and info on where to get the stuff.
Kermit was right. It's good to be green.
But my question is, what took us so long? There's something that's been puzzling me for a very long time.
Remember that word? It was hip. It was in the mainstream. People drove economy cars. Caring about the environment mattered.
Or so we thought.
That was then and this is now. Somewhere in between waiting for rationed gas on lines in the 70's and the current European prices of petrol, America developed amnesia.
At the BlogHer '08 panel discussion, "What We Believe: Tools for Online Fundraising and Activism", Catherine Connors, founder of BlogHers Act Canada, talked about the importance of using blogs to get people spreading the word about issues they are passionate about, whether they be political, enivonmental or personal in nature.
I ampleased to present this guest post from Terry Etherton, who normally blogs here. This is one of those rare scientific papers that is understandable to the general public and presents accurate information without bias.
So Mom just left and we had a wonderful time together. Although rather unintended, we spent a good deal of time talking about how she could live a greener lifestyle as I showed her my life in NYC.
Last year, my tax dollars paid for .03 seconds of the war in Iraq. What could that money have provided for, if our leaders had been investing the $133 billion that we paid for the war in 2007 in our own future right here in this country?
* 17 Days of health care for an uninsured American
* 8 Days of Head Start education for a low-income preschooler
* 61 days of renewable energy power for the average home
* 3 days of higher education for an Iraq war veteran