a list of a few of GWEN's ongoing activities.
GWEN would love any help that anyone can offer. Help could include:
sending your own versions of the sample letters that we've provided
links to below, calling your elected represenatitives in Washington
or your state capital, or just telling your neighbors. Be creative!
Let us know if you have questions or suggestions.
1. We are
encouraging all climate-concerned citizens and organizations to
urge President Obama to go on prime-time, national television to
give a "State of the Climate" address. This speech would
help bridge the huge gap between what the climate scientists know
and what the general public knows about climate change. GWEN feels
that this is a vital step in helping U.S. citizens understand that
climate change is a serious and urgent threat, and that citizens
have to take action to help slow climate change. Click here
to see one of the letters we have written to President Obama about
this campaign. Please feel free to print it out and send it, or
your own letter.
our focus on President Obama, we have been encouraging him to educate
and lead with a petition
on Change.org, and with other actions, asking the President
to take more responsibility on climate matters.
the election of Scott Brown as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts,
we have been supporters of the Paint Brown Green Campaign which
you can find here.
We are also working on several letter writing campaigns to the CEO's
of large chain restaurants and retail stores, asking them to switch
to energy efficient lighting in all of their locations. GWEN feels
that if the large chains start doing this they will be lowering
their carbon footprint, while also setting good examples for smaller
stores, and their customers. Click here
for an example of some of these letter. (We encourage you to download,
date, and sign any of the letters, then mail them to the businesses.)
5. We continue
to work with Bill McKibben's 350.org
as well as coordinating with local chapters of climate groups. We
are in the process of extending our projects internationally as
well in order to achieve maximum results.