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Participate in Earth Hour

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science

Can you go without power for one hour? Can you live without the telly, computer, radio or microwave for 60 minutes? That’s exactly why Earth Hour was created. This year, over 500 cities in 75 countries have committed, twice the number that participated last year. The idea originated in Sydney, Australia two years ago with 2.2 million homes and businesses showing their concern about global warming. Check the site to see if your city is on the list and be prepared for blackout March 28, 8:30 p.m.

 

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Do Something This Earth Day

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Science

Sea TurtleFor those who still poo-poo conservation, this is your chance to make amends. Earth Day is Tuesday and all it takes is a little effort on your part to make a contribution. Head over to the official site and punch in a zip code to find events in your area. Sign their sky petition for cleaner air or plant a tree. Buy a cloth bag to replace petroleum-based plastic ones that can injure wildlife and take a decade to break down, or bring Tupperware when you go out to dinner so you don’t have to have styrofoam doggy boxes. Buy an inexpensive filtering bottle and stop using bottled water.
We read that if every person plants two trees, when it matures it will provide enough oxygen for a family of four. A Red Maple sapling that we planted two years ago is now over five feet tall. Is our guilt trip working on you yet?

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Al Gore Wins Oscar for “Inconvenient Truth”

Al Gore

Okay, so Al Gore didn’t personally win. But “AIT”’s (as the crew refers to it) director Davis Guggenheim brought the man who proclaims “he used to be the next president of the U.S.” up on the stage with him because he is truly the man behind the movie. Gore has always been interested in the subject of global warming and during his vice-presidential years used his term to draw attention to that and other environmental issues. This leads us to the political question: In the race against Queen Hillary and Prince Obama, can “The Goracle” become our next

King

President? We hope he will just continue to aid our planet.

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