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Press Room:  For Immediate Release 
Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2009
CONTACT: Josh Dorner, 202.675.2384

Celebrate Greater Energy Independence This 4th of July

Washington, D.C.—As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the Sierra Club offered the following resources for celebrating energy independence as well.

Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

"As we celebrate our freedom this weekend, it's the perfect occasion to reflect on how can all work together to achieve greater energy independence in the months and years to come.

"While much progress has been made in recent months, we need our leaders in Washington to press forward with a comprehensive clean energy and climate plan.  Getting America running on clean energy will create millions of new clean energy jobs and make us more energy independent by fueling our cars, homes, offices, and factories with clean energy produced here at home instead of dirty and expensive oil imported from abroad.  Such a plan is not only good for both the economy and our environment, it will help bolster our national security.   

"We also encourage every American to think about the small steps they can take in their everyday lives that will reduce their energy bills, slash emissions, and contribute to a cleaner planet for everyone."

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Additional resources from Sierra Club:

New "Cash for Clunkers" Resources Site

Recently enacted legislation provides consumers with significant financial incentives to trade in their old car for new, more fuel efficient.  In order to help consumers understand the program and make choices that will benefit both the environment and the economy, Sierra Club has created a new internet hub with all the resources consumers need.  Stay tuned for updates to increase the site's interactivity and provide other features. 
www.sierraclub.org/clunkers

Hitting the Road?  Check Out Our Gas Saving Tips

Gas prices are rising again and Sierra Club has assembled a comprehensive list of resources to help Americans cope with rising fuel costs.
http://www.sierraclub.org/gasprices/

Enjoying a BBQ? Check Out Our Tips for Greening

For many, it wouldn't be Independence Day without a barbecue.  Our green living experts have put together some tips for making your celebration more environmentally friendly.
http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2007/06/get_your_grill_.html

Want More Green Living Tips and to Interact With Others Working Toward Energy Independence?  Check Out Climate Crossroads.

Sierra Club has launched a new social networking site called Climate Crossroads. ClimateCrossroads.org fuses social-networking opportunities with fresh environmental journalism and authoritative global warming expertise -- giving it the ability to connect users with a wealth of multimedia information, expert opinions, and each other.

ClimateCrossroads.org

Green Tips: http://climatecrossroads.sierraclub.org/enjoy/

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