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Friday, January 19, 2007

Edwards Gets A Hybrid: Promotes Action Day

Finally! JRE got a hybrid. I've been nagging about this (not online, but to friends) that he needed to get one.

How do I know? I got an e-mail from him today.

Dear Benny,

People everywhere are responding to our call to change America.

In the three weeks since we launched our campaign, One Corps has grown to more than 800 chapters in all 50 states. Thousands of Americans are signing up to take action now -- people like you and me who are not willing to wait until the next president is elected to begin changing our country.

One Corps allows people to join with friends and neighbors to take action in our local communities. And next Saturday, January 27, we're all coming together for our first National Day of Action -- working together in our communities to conserve energy and fight global warming:

Click here to join us in your community on the National Day of Energy Action next Saturday

Since announcing my candidacy, I've been speaking of our need to break our country's addiction to oil and create a new energy economy. I've also been speaking about the huge moral issue that global warming presents for America and the entire world.

These are tremendous challenges which won't be solved in a day -- but each of us can take responsibility in small ways that make a big difference.

For example, after years of driving a regular SUV, Elizabeth and I just purchased a hybrid SUV.

I'm not asking each of you to buy a new car, however, or fight this problem on your own. We can all work together in our communities -- educating others and changing the way we use energy in our homes and workplaces -- to bring about the change we need today:

Take the first step by pledging to do what you can to conserve energy in your home and life -- then sign up to take action in your community on January 27th

We all know that government or technological innovation alone will not solve global warming or increase energy efficiency. To solve these problems, we need to ask Americans to be patriotic about something other than war.

Today, I'm asking you to join with thousands of One Corps members across the country and be patriotic -- to make a difference in how you and your community use energy, and to get the word out on January 27th.

Thank you for taking action.

Your friend,

So in the spirit of the Action Day, what have I been doing?

My spouse bought compact florescent bulbs last week and installed them in several places in the house and in our front yard lamp. We recycle at least once, but some times twice weekly, in which once is by our waste company's pick-up, the other I take to the town's recycling center. I reuse my grocery bags every week when I go shopping (I get funny looks sometimes because the bags are not necessarily from the same grocer) and I keep one in the Prius that I drive if I need one during the week. I buy gas every 3 weeks. I keep the house at about 64 degrees in the winter and 80 during the summer. Most days when it is sunny, I open the drapes to let the sunlight in. The kitties love sunbathing, and it warms up the room during the day.

I still don't do enough, but it's a good start.

So the real question BW readers: what do you pledge to do to help our environment? Little bit goes a long way and we're all in this together.

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