Earth Day on Campus: Call for Climate

Earth Day On CampusEarth Day on Campus: CALL FOR CLIMATE!

Now more than ever, youth activists are playing a vital role in the political process. On Earth Day, April 22nd, 1,000 college campuses will be sending a clear message on climate change. Make sure the voices of your campus community are heard by joining Earth Day Network in our global Call for Climate by contacting your national leaders and demanding bold, swift and fair action to tackle climate change. And from now until Earth Day, take action and sign Earth Day Network’s Sky Petition.

If you are in the United States, help us generate one million phone calls to Congress on April 22nd. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representative or Senator. Tell them the current global warming proposals in Congress are inadequate. Tell them you want:

  • A moratorium on new coal-burning plants,
  • Renewable energy,
  • Carbon-neutral buildings,
  • Protection for the poor and middle class in the new green economy.
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Buy the official Earth Day 2008 poster and t-shirt and support EDN.

Tell five friends about this campaign – have them enter the Capitol number into their phones now. And make sure they call on Earth Day, April 22nd!

This Earth Day, it’s time to change the forecast for global warming.

CONTRIBUE AN OP-ED TO YOUR CAMPUS NEWSPAPER

You can help make sure that people on your campus are taking notice by contributing an op-ed to your college or university paper on global warming and the Call for Climate campaign. It’s easy to do, and your local paper WILL print them! Start with our template, add information about local Earth Day activities, and hand deliver it to your local college or university newspaper. That’s it! Let us know if you’d like a copy of our draft.

DOWNLOAD CELEBRITY PSA’S TO PLAY ON YOUR LOCAL AIRWAVES

You can help spread the word about the Call for Climate by delivering one of our celebrity Public Service Annoucements (PSA’s) to your campus or local radio station. New this week,Chevy Chase says “Congress has been on a long vacation on climate change!”

Remember, we want to hear about what you’re doing! Contact your regional organizer for advice, tips, or just to let us know what’s going on.

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