Monday, February 18, 2008

Carbon Fast for Lent: Urge Politicans to Take A Stand

The Second Monday in Lent
“Tell politicians to take action on climate change today. Check out Tearfund’s campaign work at”

Yes, if I broke down and used the U.S. version of the Carbon Fast I would avoid the cross-cultural anachronisms. But I'm enjoying the original. The link above includes items like “Contact your M.P . . . ” If you’d like to contact U.S. politicians instead — especially appropriate on Presidents Day — here are some links.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is sponsoring a petition to ask all presidential candidates to take a action against global warming (to-date they’ve gathered 62,000 signatures and counting!). Curious on where the candidates currently stand? LCV has also posted a Presidential Primaries Voting Guide with links to climate change statements from each of the presidential candidates. The Council on Foreign Relations offers The Candidates on Climate Change, with short statements from each candidate, as well as notes about the Senate committee assignments (Clinton, McCain, Obama) related to global warming and other environmental issues.

Today’s mitzvah: Check out your candidate’s position on environmental issues, and considering dropping them a line.

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