Thursday, May 31, 2012

We can do it: 600 messages to EPA by 6/25. Let's lower U.S. Carbon Emissions.

PEC has set an ambitious short-term goal: 600 by 6/20. Will you help us achieve it?

By June 20, we want 600 people from the PEC network to send a comment to the EPA, urging EPA to take a strong stand in restricting future power plant carbon dioxide emissions. All comments are due for counting by June 20.

The EPA has proposed a new carbon rule that would set carbon dioxide emission limits for new power plants. Setting a standard to reduce carbon emissions from new power plants will help slow climate change and ensure future reductions in US carbon emissions. PEC is joining the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs and many other partners in urging the EPA to ensure the final carbon rule be at least as strong as the proposed rule set forth in this docket. This is the first opportunity we have had in this country to regulate greenhouse gas

You can help PEC achieve 600 by 6/20 by doing the following before June 20:
1. Send in your comment.
Click here and send a comment on the EPA's Carbon Rule. (If every single person on the PEC email list sent in a comment upon receiving this message, we would reach our goal immediately.)

2. Share this blog post.
Encourage your friends and members of your faith community to sign on by sharing this blog post with others.

3. Go Viral.
Encourage your network of friends on Facebook and Twitter to sign on by posting it on social media.
Sample Tweet: I sent @EPAgov an email asking to keep the proposed carbon rule strong. Will you join me & @PresbyEarthCare and act?
Sample Facebook post: I'm joining with @Presbyterians for Earth Care in asking the EPA to take a strong stand on reducing carbon emissions. God's good Earth and future generations are counting on us to take decisive actions to reduce air pollution and slow climate change. Click on this link to join me:

4.Take it to church!
Email to get a template for print-able paper cards for pews or to distribute at the end of a church service. Be sure to mail them so they reach the PEC office no later than 6/20.
Want to go paper-free? Consider working with your green team to set up a table and bring in a few laptops or iPads to church. Ask people to submit a comment online, on the spot.

We know we have a short time to achieve 600 by 6/20. I urge you to take up the challenge as a response to God's call to speak out for a groaning Creation.

1 comment:

  1. I just sent mine. Such an easy way to do my part for earth care, for the poor and for future generations.

    Hope you'll send your letter today!