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February 26, 2011

Breathe Deeply and Act Up for Clean Air TODAY

What does it take to fall in love with the air we breathe and the Earth we depend upon for our lives? Is that so difficult a question?

I happen to believe that people protect what they love. It’s time to put our love into action!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26th – That’s TODAY ! Come to the Corner of Canyon and Broadway at 1PM – Join the Denver event at the State Capitol Sunday Feb. 27th at 2PM – if you miss these organize one for our own community. Above all else, participate, write, talk and educate!

People Protect What they Love

Today, in Boulder and all over the country people are acting up to protect the Clean Air Act from those in the U.S. Congress who apparently love money more than life itself! What other conclusion can one draw from the current assault on the E.P.A. that is taking place in Congress?

Click HERE and find out where you can take action by locating an event near you!  1 SKY, 1 CLIMATE, 1 FUTURE, 1 CHANCE is an organization you’ll want to know more about!

Take a quick look back at the brief explanation of the Clean Air Act and then ask yourself, what is “common sense” and what constitutes an undo burden on business?

Extensive research has confirmed it takes 3 key ingredients for individuals to act up.

# 1 – a shared common concern

# 2 – a feeling that you are not alone

# 3 – a belief that the actions you take will make a difference

In response to the first two points, here is a brief list to help you appreciate who your friends are: 1 Sky, 350.0rg, Boulder County Audubon, Clean Energy Action, Earth Guardians, Greenlands – Neighbors for Climate Action in Newlands, Greenpeace, Mothers Acting Up, National Tribal Environmental Council, The Native American Rights Fund, New Era Colorado, PLAN, Boulder County, Protect our Winters, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice, The Sierra Club, Unity Church of Boulder, Unitarian Universalist Church – Green Sanctuary Team. There, you don’t feel so alone, do you? You can also join the U.S. CHAMBER DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME campaign here.

Here is what the Chairman of the House of Representatives Energy Committee has to say about climate change:

An excellent illustration that elections matter – Congressman Fred Upton, R- Michigan has a constituency of automobile parts manufacturers with a big stake in the Carbon emissions question. Unfortunately, he doesn’t believe that humans are having any impact upon climate change. Show up today in Boulder and keep showing up all around the country to learn more, to gain courage and to express your love for this planet! One way to express that love is by communicating with your local newspaper editors and use blog sites and other methods of educating people about his desire to drill in Alaska and support nuclear energy. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce committee he determines what legislation is considered byt his committee.

While I wasn’t a fan of the self-serving message of The Secret – the money they made helped them produce this beautiful and uplifting short clip to help you fall in love again with our precious planet – get outside today, love it  and protect it!

Onward with courage,

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