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May 12, 2009: Volume VII, #19

"Everybody knew Rogers was a tree-hugger but I didn't think he'd take it this far. He's dead to me."

-- Michael Goldfarb, deputy communications director for the McCain campaign, on fellow press secretary Brian Rogers' decision to begin working for the Alliance for Climate Protection

In this issue
1) Take Action: Help Obama Build a Clean Energy Future
2) Take Action: Tell Congress to Protect our Rivers and Lakes from Pollution!
3) The Month of May: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage
4) Smart Energy: Not Just Windmills and Solar Panels

1) Take Action: Help Obama Build a Clean Energy Future
Host a House PartyThe Obama administration is already working to put the first piece of our clean energy future in place: working to regulate global warming pollution. Together we've already gathered over 30,000 comments supporting the Administration's work to build the Big Picture. Now we need to make sure that everyone can be a part of the Big Picture solution.

You can help by hosting a house party on June 2.

Currents action alert arrowSign up here and together we can build the groundswell of support President Obama needs to secure our energy future.

Live near Arlington, VA or Seattle, WA? You can help by coming out to EPA's public hearings


2) Take Action: Tell Congress to Protect our Rivers and Lakes from Pollution!Clean Water
Everyone deserves access to clean water and thanks to three decades of clean-up efforts under the Clean Water Act, America's water quality has greatly improved.

But now developers and polluters are stripping Clean Water Act protections from the wetlands, small streams and tributaries that serve as drinking water sources for millions of people, as well as vital habitat and nesting grounds for wildlife.

Currents action alert arrow Tell Congress to act now to reverse the damage by passing the Clean Water Restoration Act.


3) The Month of May: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage
Asian Pacific American HeritageMay is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month -- a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The Sierra Club has long been partnering with Asian Americans -- from rebuilding communities and establishing community gardens in New Orleans, to supporting clean energy jobs in Minneapolis, to hosting Asian environmentalists, our joint efforts have resulted in real, positive change.

Learn more about how the Sierra Club is marking this occasion

 

4) Smart Energy: Not Just Windmills and Solar Panels
Energy EfficiencyInvestors and venture capitalists, a major driving force behind the growth of clean energy technologies like wind and solar power, are now looking to energy efficiency as well. Though not as visually compelling as windmills or solar panels, energy efficiency has the potential to be the workhorse of any plan to fight global warming, and to improve investors’ bottom line. Growing interest in energy efficiency technologies, like smart meters to help lower energy use in homes and businesses, will help ensure that the energy coming from those windmills and solar panels is put to wise use.

Learn more about the potential of energy efficiency

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