Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rallying to Repower America

The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing today in Seattle to discuss whether or not greenhouse gases should be treated as dangerous pollutants. Many people turned out to support efforts to reclassify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and as you can see from the photos, it was a costume-optional event.

Some Crabby protesters being Shellfish about their future

According to my twentysomething friend Anne, who attended the rally,"As individuals we can make all kinds of decisions - like changing our light bulbs and bringing tote bags when we go shopping - but we simply can't stop global warming without the full power of our federal government behind this issue. What we did at the rally today was critical in supporting the EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gasses and finally set the US on the path toward solving this challenge."

Also, the best costume award goes to the geoduck! :) The polar bear was a close runner up. Two salmon were also in the running..."

Even the polar bears are trading in cars for bikes

For more on what you can do to help reduce harmful emissions that contribute to global warming, support green jobs, and encourage responsible environmental legislation, visit Repower America and 350. Be sure to mark your calendars too - October 24th is 350's International Day of Climate Action, and you can start or join an action by visiting their website today.

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