Summer Tips for Greener Trips
Last weekend marked the start of the summer driving season, but record-high gas prices are already turning summer "fun, fun, fun" into bummer "funds, funds, funds." Fortunately, there are ways that those of us who need to drive this summer can limit the damage to both our wallets and the environment.
Got your tire gauge ready? Check our "Summer Gas Saving Tips" and find out how you can spend less dough at the pump and more time on the beach.
Help Me, Honda
High gas prices impact all of us. But they don't have to. We have the technology today to make all of our cars and trucks go farther on a gallon of gas -- saving the environment and money.
To learn how much you could save if fuel-economy standards were modernized, check out the Sierra Club's newly updated mpg calculator.
Coolin' U.S.A. -- City by City
Tulsa, Oklahoma has become the 500th city in America to sign the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a commitment by mayors to reduce their cities' global warming pollution by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2012. There are now "Cool Cities" in all 50 states, representing more than 64 million people.
To help these cities meet the goals and timetable of the Mayors Agreement, more than 150 local Sierra Club Cool Cities campaigns around the country are advocating smart energy solutions such as energy efficiency, cleaner vehicles, and renewable power. Find out now whether or not you live in a Cool City.
Green Vibrations on the Radio
Think that we can become "the greenest generation?" So does Tom Friedman, renowned columnist for the New York Times, who recently sat down with Sierra Club Radio's Orli Cotel to talk about our nation's energy challenges -- and solutions.
To hear his inspiring perspective on what it will take to get China and the developing world to be part of the solution, how the market alone can't solve our energy problems, and why he dreams that even President Bush might someday put energy-efficient light bulbs in the White House, tune in to Sierra Club radio.
New Sierra Club Officers Elected
At its May meeting, the Sierra Club's Board of Directors elected Robbie Cox to be the Club's new president. A communications professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Robbie also served as president from 1994 to 1996 and 2000 to 2001.
Other newly elected officers are Robin Mann of Pennsylvania (vice president), Sanjay Ranchod of California (secretary), and Alison Chin of California (fifth officer). Joni Bosh of Arizona was re-elected as treasurer.
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