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

MEDIA ADVISORY for April, 22 2008

CONTACT: Josh Dorner, Sierra Club, 202.675.384

 Carl Pope, Rep. Brian Baird to Unveil

"Buy Green to Save Green" Campaign

BuyGreen

WHAT:  

Initiative sponsored by Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) encouraging consumers to spend their economic stimulus checks on energy efficient products and services.  In addition to stimulating the economy, such purchases will save consumers money on their energy bills and help fight global warming.  What's more, certain purchases might also qualify for state and federal income tax credits--effectively doubling the financial benefit of the stimulus payments.  Congress is due to vote on Rep. Baird's resolution (H.R. 987) endorsing the campaign and calling on retailers to promote the campaign and offer additional incentives for consumers who choose to spend their checks on energy efficient products and services.  In additional to the more than 100 Members of Congress who have co-sponsored H.R. 987,  the campaign is supported by major retailers like Lowes and Home Depot and several additional national environmental organizations.

WHO:

Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)

Representatives from retailers and other environmental organizations

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Cannon Terrace, U.S. Capitol Complex

Rain Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

 

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