Friday, July 27, 2007

Are you a Carbon-Conscious Consumer?

Are you a Carbon Conscious Consumer? The Center for a New American Dream wants to make it easy for you to become one. Follow this link to learn more and take the pledge. Don't be intimidated--this month's pledge involves buying one pound of local food per week. In a season of farmer's markets, that's easy. As an added incentive, each month prizes will be awarded.
Interfaith Power and Light is a religious response to global warming with chapters in 22 states and Greater Washington, D.C. Find a link to your local chapter at

1 comment:

Christopher Mastin said...

Dear Pastor Denise,

I’m with the Center for a New American Dream. We saw that you mentioned us, and thought you would be interested in checking out our new campaign. Last October, nearly 14,000 New Dreamers took the pledge to break their bottled water habit, reducing more than 46,000 pounds of carbon emissions in one month. That same month, we published our first edition of the Responsible Purchasing Network’s Guide to Bottled Water, our most popular RPN guide to date. We decided to take our work a few steps further and launched a multi-year campaign dedicated to Break the Bottled Water Habit at both the individual and institutional levels. We will have a pledge-based contest on our website starting in August, and the second edition of the RPN bottled water (or, more appropriately, bottle-less water) will also be released next month.

You might also be interested in checking out our two blogs. Our Carbon Conscious Consumer (C3) blog grew out of our C3 campaign. By getting people to change their daily habits in six simple ways we were able to eliminate 3.5 million pounds of carbon emissions. We also relaunched an old popular New Dream column as a blog in Live Green Below Your Means. The purpose of this blog is to prove that one doesn’t have to be rich to live green and provides easy and inexpensive tips to save the environment and some cash at the same time.

This is just a little of what we’re currently up to. Be sure to check out our website as we’re always adding new information and organizing campaigns to reduce our negative impact on the environment.

Thanks for supporting our work!

Chris Mastin
Center for a New American Dream