Moms, Kids and Neighbors – Acting “out” for the Planet – New York City and Climate Change


Some exciting news and events from New York City to bring your way:

1. Join Climate Mama and friends on March 5th, 2012 at the Museum of Motherhood as we celebrate International Women’s Day at a daylong conference on Maternal Activism. Find out why some Moms feel they need to “Act out for the Planet.” Our Climate Mama, Harriet Shugarman will be accompanied by Katie Carpenter, Rachel Dawn and Rosemary Dreger Carey as they share their stories about their outreach, campaigns, actions and arrests, fighting for the right to clean air, clean water and for truth and understanding about the foods we prepare for our kids! Register today.

2. Climate Papa Paul Reale has helped create and launch a new game, called “Carbon Squeeze” Let “Carbon Squeeze” help you figure out what your carbon footprint is and then “squeeze it” down a size or two. Put yourself and your family on a “carbon diet” and see who can “loose the most.” Challenge your neighbors and friends…it’s not only good for you, it’s good for the planet, and you will have fun along the way..(You may even learn a thing or two, as well!)

3. The New York City “Green Cup Energy Challenge” begins on March 2. It follows on the heals of the National Green Cup Challenge, hosted by the Green Schools Alliance, where Students from 116 schools in 22 states collectively prevented 1,567,562 pounds of global warming pollution from being released into the atmosphere – in just four weeks! In addition, the top schools in the challenge reduced their energy use by over 30%. Share this winning Green Cup Challenge video, So Fresh and So Green from the students at Marist School in Atlanta Georgia, with the kids in your life, bet they will think you are pretty “chill.”

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