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Dear CSea,

Tonight, you can vote with your remote for a clean energy future. earth-the-sequel-email1

The race to switch to low-carbon energy in time to stop global warming has begun, and the Discovery Channel brings the green energy revolution to life as never before in tonight’s one-hour special, Earth: The Sequel.

It’s must-see climate TV.

And it airs tonight at 10pm EDT.

You can watch a short trailer here.

Earth: The Sequal is based on EDF President Fred Krupp’s best-selling book by the same title.

The show’s inspiring and hopeful message is that we really are on the cusp of unleashing a green energy future. But, we need a national cap on global warming pollution to accelerate the pace of transformation.

Discovery wil be tracking how many people watch this inspiring look at the creative people who are busy reinventing energy.

The more of us who watch, the more likely Discovery will be to air the show again, and on other channels within their network — reaching even more people with this crucial and hopeful message about our future.

So please join the EDF family this evening in sharing an important hour of television.

And forward this email on to friends and family to encourage them to watch.

Thanks for your activism and support!

Sincerely,
Sam Parry
Director, Online Membership and Activism

P.S. The revised paperback edition of Earth: The Sequel is now available online. Please order your copy today for a detailed account of how our green energy future is being invented and built today.

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Make your Super Bowl Sunday as green as you can. Just a little effort goes a very long way.

HOW ARE YOU MAINTAINING YOUR GREEN EFFORTS ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY?  If you need some recipes or suggestions, click on GREEN for some super ideas.

Lights,

Camera,

Action!

Make it a day filled with competitive challenges, excitement, laughter and lots of fun!

Although the majority of the people I speak to or network with believe in defending the environment and are doing it, others are asking why? Some are actually convinced that there is no global warming crisis.  This will remain a controversial topic, so join in and speak your mind.

Cause and Effect, my friends. What you see is the result of the cause.  Prevention is an ounce of cure; don’t you agree?  We all own an opinion, but ignorance is not an excuse; get educated, then choose.

Here are a few answers to help you make an informed / emotional decision toward actively supporting President Obama’s overall energy plan:

  • Patriotism, support remaking of America through energy plan
  • Gratitude, feeling so good doing your part (only you can decide how much is enough)
  • Purpose, it is a cause gaining serious popularity
  • Action, to lead through example, others see your positive contributions
  • Attitude, improves dramatically after completing daily task
  • Education, knowing you researched and learned
  • Message, conveying to others the importance of being in action

ACTION STEPS:

To recap, here are some of the most important steps to truly Making a Difference.

  • UNPLUG your phone charger when not in use; it releases more EMF than the cell itself
  • Use POWER STRIPS with surge protection so you can turn it off rather than each of the electronics plugged into it
  • Turn hot WATER HEATER down or off; after all it just keeps running to keep the water hot, even when not in use
  • INVENTORY all the electronics in every room of your home including garage, unplug those not in use
  • Keep a save DISTANCE between you (your loved ones) and the electronics, appliances and power outlets
  • Check your TIRE PRESSURE every time you fill up, it improves mileage efficiency
  • Use a nanotechnology fuel additive to reduce TOXIC EMISSIONS by 50% and increase MPG
  • Use an oil additive to CLEAN ENGINE parts and extend engine life and reduce vehicle maintenance costs
  • Invest in a cell, mobile, cordless phone SHIELD to eliminate EMF radiation
  • CARRY hand sanitizer and small trash bags, you never know when you will see trash lying about
  • Install an EMF Home Blokker to harness the wasted energy and convert it to CASH
  • VIEW the blood test proof video to become better informed on what EMF electromagnetic pollution is doing to our blood http://fuellegacy.com/flash/telefon/telefon.htm

This is a short summation; please COMMENT on the results now that you have completed them.

Collectively we will heal the economy and the environment in action!

Being a member of the NRDC for years and signing the petitions I believe in and support; I’m sharing one very near and dear to my heart.  If you care about t preventing or slowing polar bears extinction, please read on.

Here is the correspondence I just received and strongly encourage you to take just a couple minutes to sign the petition.  You do not have to donate money.  Congress and especially President Obama do listen to the NRDC.

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After eight years of suffering under the Bush Administration’s “polluters-first” policies, the polar bear is now hurtling headlong toward extinction.

It’s up to the Obama Administration to slam on the brakes, put Bush’s dangerous policies in reverse, and give the green light to full-fledged endangered species protection for the polar bear.

But that won’t happen unless millions of Americans speak out now:

http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/Rescue_the_Polar_Bear 

Why? Because President Obama’s Interior Department will be under tremendous pressure from the oil lobby to maintain the Bush policy that puts oil development first and polar bears dead last.
 
We must make our voices heard if we are to persuade Interior Secretary Salazar to cancel Bush’s “polar bears be damned” approach.
 
Let the new Interior Secretary know you care deeply about saving the polar bear:
 
Remind him that the American people expect our government agencies to protect our country’s wildlife — not sacrifice them for corporate profits.
Together, we can reverse eight years of relentless attacks on the polar bear — and finally give these magnificent Arctic creatures a fighting chance at survival.
Sincerely,
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Senior Attorney

Natural Resources Defense Council

We need at least one million petitions to put the polar bear on the new administration’s radar screen, so rally everyone you know to speak out and say, “I Care More about the Polar Bear than Big Oil’s Profits.”

And only two months ago, Bush officials weakened the Endangered Species Act so badly that it no longer protects polar bears against the two deadliest threats they face: oil development and global warming.

But Interior Secretary Salazar is unlikely to defy Big Oil — unless we mobilize a nationwide outcry that can’t be ignored.

That’s why it’s so important that you send your own Citizen Petition right now and help NRDC ratchet up this next critical phase of our Polar Bear S.O.S. campaign:

http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/Rescue_the_Polar_Bear

The stakes could not be higher. In the last year alone, the Bush Administration auctioned off a vast expanse of Alaska’s Chukchi Sea to Shell and other oil giants — exposing half of America’s polar bears to potential drilling and lethal oil spills.

The President will control the future of the auto industry when he rules on emission and fuel economy standards.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor

Last Updated: January 26, 2009: 11:28 AM ET on cnn money

NEW YORK (Fortune) — Government-guaranteed loans for General Motors and Chrysler are getting most of the attention in Washington right now, but President Obama has an opportunity to do something far more important for the future of the auto industry on Monday.

The question is whether he will do the right thing – or the smart thing?

The president directed government regulators Monday to move quickly on a request by California and 13 other states to set their own standards for automobile emissions and fuel efficiency.

California‘s proposed standards are far stricter than those that the federal government has set. The Environmental Protection Agency wants automaker fleets to average 35 miles per gallon by 2020. The California standards would effectively require them to provide cars that average 42 or 43 miles per gallon.

Obama’s action would push the EPA to rule on whether California and the other states can set their own standards. When the Bush administration ruled on the same issue, it refused to grant them a waiver.

Naturally, the reflexive good government position on this issue is to allow California to go ahead. Force the auto companies to toe the mark and make more economical cars, the argument goes, and the country will be better off. Cars that use less gas and pollute less are good for everybody.

Unfortunately, that argument ignores some inconvenient truths. Meeting one strict fuel economy standard – the federal government’s – is burdensome in its own right. It requires new smaller platforms, new high-technology engines, and, inevitably, higher prices for consumers. Forcing automakers to design a second fleet of cars for California could greatly inflate the cost.

Secondly, adjusting automaker fleets to meet stricter standards in all those states will force a whole new kind of higher mathematics. Want to buy a Toyota pickup truck in New York, one of the states that wants to follow California’s emissions standards? Well, if Toyota already sells a lot of trucks in New York and is close to or over the mileage limit, it may not be willing to sell you another gas guzzler that would push it over the state requirement.

Automakers will essentially adjust the fleet of vehicles they sell on a state-by-state basis. You may want to drive across the state line to Connecticut or New Jersey to get your pickup. If residents of those states don’t buy very many trucks, you’ll be in luck.

Finally, while higher fuel economy standards may feel like an “eat your spinach” effort by government to force us to use less oil, they ignore a reality of the marketplace. Small cars may be good for us, but if nobody wants to buy them, they won’t do anybody any good.

There is an idea afoot in the land that automakers are holding back on small cars because they would rather sell high-margin pickups and SUVs.

It isn’t true. They hold back on small cars because nobody wants to buy them. And since they are hard to sell, automakers can’t make any money on them. If there was steady, predictable demand, you would see waves of good, small cars.

The history of auto sales in 2008 provides a case in point. When gas prices spiked, sales of small and hybrid cars shot through the roof. After prices came back down, dealers couldn’t give them away.

The smart thing for President Obama to do to encourage lower gas consumption is to make gasoline more expensive by hiking the federal tax. Applying a $2 gallon tax in gradual stages would move people out of big cars in a hurry, just as high gas prices did last spring. To keep the higher tax from being a burden, it could be rebated to wage earners in the form of a reduction in their payroll taxes.

What’s smart often times doesn’t look right, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. President Obama has promised a new way of doing business. Denying the California waiver and imposing a higher gasoline tax would be a loud, clear message that he means it.

Are you optimistic? Are you secure in your job and finances, and looking at the current economic climate as an opportunity? E-mail your story to realstories@cnnmoney.com and explain why you are optimistic and how you are taking advantage of the situation. You could be included in an upcoming article.

First Published: January 26, 2009: 10:48 AM ET