Obama just gave a wonderful speech on the BP oil spill and what our response to it should be. Do your part now by taking action in some of the following ways.
Of course, environmental organizations around the country are providing great opportunities to help address to the BP oil spill directly.
But addressing the root cause of the problem, our addiction to dirty energy, is also a critical thing we should all be doing in our response to the BP oil spill.
Here are 3 simple actions you can take now:
1) 1Sky is organizing a “Hands Across the Sand” day of action this Saturday, June 16th at 11am (in your time zone).
The Gulf Oil Disaster has shown America the true price of our addiction to oil and now it’s time for real change. President Obama has paved the discussion to a bold, comprehensive climate bill and clean energy bill, but are our leaders in the Senate listening?
1Sky is proud to sponsor Hands Across the Sand, a global day of action to send a simple message to our leaders: NO to Offshore Oil Drilling and YES to Clean Energy. You can join this Hands Across the Sand on Saturday, June 26th at 11 a.m. local time by hosting your own event or attending an event in your area. Whether you’re on a beach or creating an event in your town or city, you can join the thousands of voices around the world to call for a clean energy future.
Find an event in your area and sign up here to respond to the BP oil spill in a meaningful way.
2) Another thing you can do is contact your senators directly telling them you want clean energy and climate change legislation without the offshore oil drilling. Respond to the BP oil spill in this way through the Defenders of Wildlife website.
Defenders of Wildlife writes:
Polar bears drowning as the sea ice they need to survive melts away. Sea turtles, pelicans and other wildlife coated in oil, poisoned in their homes as the result of America’s addition to oil.
It doesn’t have to be this way. And this Thursday, Democratic senators will meet to help decide on their plan for America’s energy future.
You have about 24 hours to take action in that way. Do it now!
3) Cut your own personal addiction to oil. We use oil in many ways, and it is not practical to cut it out of our lives completely, but the biggest use of oil is for automobiles. Get out of you car, get on a bike (with or without your cycling shorts), use mass transit (you can save thousands of dollars a year doing so), or some other sustainable means of transport. If you want to cut our country’s use of oil and offshore oil drilling, do your part.
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