FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 15, 2008
Contact: David Willett, 202-675-6698
For Earth Day, Sierra Club says "We Can Do It"
Highlights Green Champions to Show We Can Quickly Build a Clean Energy Economy
San Francisco - With an updated image of the iconic Rosie the Riveter holding a compact fluorescent lightbulb, Sierra Club activists around the country will this year celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22) by highlighting local examples of green leadership to show that "We Can Do It"-there are local public officials, businesses and individuals who are already realizing the benefits of clean energy to the economy, jobs and the environment.
Sierra Club has set up a new website to provide information and materials for people looking for how to get involved on Earth Day in their area, and how to make a difference in their own lives every day through videos, downloadable posters of Rosie, fact sheets, quizzes and more.
A list of currently planned Earth Day activities around the country can be found here
Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director, on Earth Day:
"This Earth Day, we want to show people what their neighbors, local businesses and governments are already achieving in moving towards a Clean Energy economy. We want to persuade them this is not a pie-in-the-sky, generation-from-now possibility, but these are changes and opportunities that could and should be seized now. We can make this switch today. We can move beyond oil, coal and the other polluting fuels of the past and instead move into a clean energy economy that creates opportunities and jobs immediately. American ingenuity and innovation can lead the way when it comes to clean energy technologies and fighting global warming. If we can have one industrial revolution - why can't there be another?"