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Climate Counts Launches “Be the Change” Campaign in Advance of Earth Day 2012

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.”  - A changed Once-ler from Dr. Seuss’s children’s book, The Lorax

Each year since 1970, people around the world have united on Earth Day (April 22) to promote appreciation of the planet’s natural environment.

This year, Climate Counts is asking consumers and companies alike to “be the change” by going beyond the one day Earth Day celebration.  We’re asking our followers to commit to at least one new habit that will reduce your climate impact over the course of the year.

Here are some ways you can do your part:

Shop Right! Download the Climate Counts iPhone App or bookmark our company climate scores in your web browser to know which companies have committed to measuring, reducing and reporting their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Make a commitment to buying what you need from companies that are leading by example.

Reduce Energy for FREE - Changing out light bulbs is a no-brainer, but there are some cool technologies out there that don’t cost a thing.   ePlusGreen offers free software that can help minimize energy from computer usage by up to 30%. Click here to download ePlusGreen’s free technology or visit:  www.eplusgreen.com/

Set Goals for Yourself - Want to live healthy, green, and sustainably but not sure where to start?  Join Practically Green to see your score, get personalized suggestion for steps to take and products to use.  Compare and share points earned with friends and family. Stay motivated and have fun doing it:  www.practicallygreen.com

Engage Others - Constructive debate can be a great tool for education.  When discussing climate change, make sure you are armed with facts and unbiased information: 

United States Global Change Research Program

Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy

GreenBiz.com

Instead of feeling guilty about what you’re not doing to save the world, take pride in something that you can do day in and day out.

Remember, earth day is every day!

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