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We recognize the reality of global warming and the serious worldwide consequences of our actions and inactions. Global warming is likely the result of human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting emissions from cars, power plants, industrial operations and other human activities.
This crisis is a call for prompt action to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (such as methane, nitrous oxide and ozone) as well as an opportunity for sustainable economic development.
Earth Day Coalition pledges to promote the position that actions to reduce global warming must be a priority and start immediately.
Global Warming, the warming of global atmospheric temperatures, is changing the world we live in today. In the past century the average global temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit. Though it seems like a slight change, severe environmental and human health changes can occur including rising sea levels, changes in rainfall, extreme heat and weather events, changes in agriculture, glacier retreat, species extinction and increases in infectious diseases.
If we keep emitting greenhouse gasses at the rate we are now, we will soon reach a point where we might not be able to reverse our impacts. Reducing emissions is the first step toward combating global warming. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the earth's atmosphere, raising global temperatures. By reducing emissions of greenhouse gases we can reduce our impact or ecological footprint and help curb global warming.
Because global warming is the most serious environmental challenge that we face, governments and individuals around the world are taking action to get the carbon out. You can be part of a dynamic group of people working for Climate Change Solutions. We are asking you to take some easy steps to stop global warming. The 'Green Team' pledge is your guide for taking action and doing your part. Document your contribution and send it back to Earth Day Coalition and we'll put in you in our Green Book online to show what Northeast Ohio is doing to fight global warming.
If you bring in your completed Green Team pledge card to our office, we'll give you a FREE compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) from our partner, TCP (Technical Consumer Products). These bulbs have a 100-watt light output and last 13 times longer than a standard bulb. Over the 10,000-hour lifetime of each bulb, you can save approximately $77 in energy costs, and, of course, save energy and emissions by getting 100 watts of output from a 23-watt long-life bulb.
You can now take your used CFL to any of the 1,973 Home Depot stores for recycling. Home Depot is creating the nation's most widespread recycling program for CFLs. Read more about Home Depot's announcement here.
It's easy, cost-effective and makes sense to start fighting global warming now. Click here to download the Green Team pledge card, and decide what you want to do to fight global warming. Fill in the card and mail it back or bring it into our office.