Friday, April 18, 2008

Commit to action on Earth Day

An email recivied from Bill Clinton foundation:

Dear Hernan,

April 22nd will mark the 38th Anniversary of Earth Day. Here at, a project of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), we are excited about how so many of us are committing to change, conserving resources, and protecting the environment.

As you may know, President Clinton launched last fall to give everyone an opportunity to make a commitment to improve the world. More than 1,300 commitments have already been made by people taking on a variety of challenges both in their communities and around the globe.

As the director of, I invite you to make a commitment today to conserve energy and protect our planet by taking these simple actions:

* Leave your car at home and reduce your automobile mileage by biking, sharing a ride, or taking public transportation regularly.

* Spring into green cleaning by using non-toxic household cleaning products with more natural ingredients and fewer toxic chemicals.

* Bring your own bags to the grocery store — it can take more than 1,000 years for a disposable bag to break down in a landfill.

* Support local farmers by buying locally grown food.

* Exchange your light bulbs for Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs in your home and work.

* Attend an Earth Day event in your local community.

Please record your commitment and your story at to inspire others to take action. On Earth Day, we will be profiling highlights from the commitments made during the week and will be sharing them with you.

President Clinton started the Clinton Global Initiative to tackle challenges such as climate change, and now his Clinton Climate Initiative is taking a large-scale approach to cutting carbon emissions in cities worldwide. Today President Clinton is asking you to join our fight and help your community. Please make a commitment here for Earth Day.

Best wishes,
Tracey Themne
Tracey Themne

P.S. We welcome you to share with your friends — for actions taken on Earth Day and beyond.

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