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November 13, 2007: In This Edition of the Insider
  • Save Money on Heat This Winter
  • Give Congress a Call for Clean Energy
  • Unleaded Holiday Shopping
  • Sierra Students Shift the Power
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    Baby It's Cold Outside

    With the price of oil projected to exceed $100 a barrel any day now, a lot of Americans who depend on it to heat their homes are facing a tough winter. Even if you're not looking at paying $3 a gallon for heating oil, now is the time to make sure your house is as energy efficient as possible for the winter.

    Check out The Green Life's winter tips for lowering your energy bill. Or watch as the Sierra Club's Shannon Raj demonstrates how to "green" your home for winter.

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    We're THIS CLOSE to Clean Energy
    Tired of relatives who complain you never call or write? The Sierra Club is organizing a call-in day on Nov. 15th -- where we'll tell Congress how important it is that they pass energy legislation that puts us on the path to stopping global warming.

    Remember: These folks work for us, and calling them is easier than baking a Thanksgiving pie when you use our Call Center. So pick up your phone and let them know you want them to get serious about solving global warming now.

    Want to do even more? Check out our sample letters to the editor and start writing!

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    Spacey Says: "Get the Lead Out"
    As the holiday shopping season gets under way after 70 product recalls of nearly 10 million items so far in 2007, parents across America still can't be sure that the toys they buy for their children are safe.

    To help us get the word out about what we need to do to keep our kids safe, award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore created "Spacey the Lead Elf." 

    The Sierra Club is calling for the immediate resignation of Acting Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Nancy Nord and the nomination of a Chairperson and Commissioner with proven leadership on consumer product safety issues. Take action to protect children from dangerous toys.

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    Sierra Students at Power Shift 2007
    From November 2nd through 5th, more than 5,500 students from around the country -- including 500 members of the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) -- converged on Washington, D.C., for Power Shift 2007, the first-ever national youth climate summit. SSC National Campaign Coordinator Maura Cowley says she was moved by how outspoken and creative the students were. 

    More than 2,000 students gathered for a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol before spending the rest of the day lobbying their representatives in Congress. "In some offices there were 40, 50, even 100 students."  

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    A Reel Deal in Iraq
    Think you have a hard time finding a place to fish? Lieutenant Commander Joel Stewart, founded the Baghdad School of Fly Fishing so he could share his passion for the outdoors with his fellow servicemen/women.

    Read his story in Sierra Sportsmen.



    Paparazzi or Plastic?
    Which do Hollywood stars hate more? Watch our green-carpet chats at the Environmental Media Awards to see how even celebrities try to make a difference.


    Ask Locally, Help Globally
    City mayors have been leaders in making our cities more energy efficient and in cutting global warming.

    Now we need their help to pressure Congress to pass a national Clean Energy Bill.

    Get your mayor onboard today.


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