Saturday, June 30, 2007

    How Big is Your Footprint?

    How does your carbon footprint compare with the rest of the world? Take this quick online survey to calculate how you stack up against others when it comes to protecting the resources of our planet. My score was 301. Not bad, but not great. There's a lot more I could be doing. I'm bad about leaving my computer on all day and night, I haven't replaced all my bulbs with those new-fangled fluorescents yet, and I rely on my car too much. Invite your youth to take this online carbon footprint survey, which is offered by Live Earth:

    Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms - TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels.Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance and Partner of Live Earth.

    Uh. Oh. Al Gore? I should have known! Somebody alert Pat Robertson. Frankly, I've never understood why the religious right is so dead-set against efforts to protect the environment. Is it the whole "the rapture is almost here so why bother" attitude? What's the worst that can happen from an zealous approach to easing up on our polluting of God's creation? Cleaner water? Cleaner air? A greater respect for wildlife? A few less dollars in the corporate slush funds? If we don't become better stewards of the gifts of creation, we're going to find ourselves developed right out of usable land, fresh water, and breathable air. And if we continue to act as if its us against the planet, eventually the planet is going to win out.


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