The oil spill's destruction of the Gulf of Mexico is a devastating reminder that the price of our fossil fuel dependence is far too high. Don't let history repeat itself. Follow the three steps below to declare your independence from dirty energy and reduce the environmental harm caused by coal and oil.
Get out of
Why pour more money into an industry that is ruining the Gulf region and polluting our planet? Biking, walking, and public transportation all cut your gas purchases and reduce the amount of pollution you are putting in the air.
Most of the electricity in our homes comes from fossil fuels like coal. By using fans instead of air conditioners, you can make rooms feel five to ten degrees cooler while reducing your use of dirty energy by 80%.
This July 4th, consider buying locally farmed food for your barbecue. Local produce spends far less time in planes, trucks and boats, which means less fuel burned and less CO2 in the atmosphere. You'll also be supporting small businesses in your area.
As much as 90% of the energy spent washing your clothes at home goes to heating the water with oil, gas, and other dirty fuels. Using cold water can save individuals an average of $27 a year, and families of four may save up to $100. More money in your pocket, fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the air!
Tell my Senators to act NOW!
After the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama has renewed his call for comprehensive climate and energy legislation. The House has already passed such legislation, but the Senate continues to drag its feet! Check this box and we'll give you a super-easy way to tell your Senators to get on board.