19 August 2008 @ 12:49 pm
On July 17, Al Gore made a speech issuing a challenge to the United States. He proposed to ensure 100% clean energy within 10 years in the United States, which found the basis of wecansolveit.org, as well as this community. In his speech, he makes many good points about the economic costs involved, the growing consequences of global warming, and the dire need to take action now. He reiterates the necessity for a huge, nationwide change to combat all of the economic and social problems the United States is suffering from. To watch a video of this speech, or to read a transcript, please click here. What do you think? Leave a comment!
 
 
19 August 2008 @ 11:53 am
Legal action is crucial to guaranteeing action against global warming. If local, state, and national officials do not have enough pressure from constituents to battle climate change, however, little will be done. We must let them know that climate change is a priority and about the methods that can be employed to ensure clean energy. With enough demand from the public, lawmakers will be more prone to creating laws to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and turn over to other sources of renewable energy.

For a list of your elected officials, please click here. Try to contact as many of your officials as possible. This could include both President Bush and Vice President Cheney, your U.S. senators, your U.S. representatives, your state governors, your state legislators, and your mayor. To make it easier, use the following tips below the cut or click here for the PDF version.

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Remember that spreading the message does not have to be limited to your elected officials. You can contact your school officials, company leaders, religious leaders, and other officials, as well, to spread awareness about this issue.
 
 
19 August 2008 @ 12:33 am
Part of the 'We Can Solve It' campaign is to ensure 100% clean energy in the United States within 10 years. To do this, the United States needs to adopt renewable sources of energy that do not emit greenhouse gas emissions. This post is designed to explain the primary sources of energy we can look into using. For the PDF, click here, and for the text version, please click on the cut.

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19 August 2008 @ 12:21 am
Creating awareness for an issue like global warming is important and necessary for making change. Don't you ever wonder, however, if there's anything you can do besides that? How can you minimize your role in global warming? There are many simple ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your home, workplace, and in transportation. Best of all, they do not require much sacrifice. To learn more about them, please click here for a PDF I made about ways to reduce your carbon footprint. If that link does not work for you, please click on the cut to read the text version.

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18 August 2008 @ 10:29 pm
Everyone talks about climate change and what a huge issue it is. Many, however, are still unclear about what exactly global warming is, what role we play in it, and the effects it can cause. If you would lack background information on global warming, please click here for a PDF I created about the issue. If the PDF does not work, please click on the cut to see the information in text form.

 
 
18 August 2008 @ 08:02 pm
Welcome to the community! The 'We Can Solve It' livejournal community is aimed at increasing awareness about combating climate change. Wecansolveit.org has posed an initiative to turn to 100% clean energy within 10 years in the United States. We support that initiative as well as any other steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting global warming worldwide. All members are free to post any news and ideas, and I will periodically update with information.

Especially useful would be ideas and materials for members to create awareness within their own communities. Ideas for events and meetings, letters to editors and representatives, and stuff along those lines would be fantastic.

For some start up reading, I will be posting some PDFs and text versions of files about global warming in general and why we need to centralize our efforts and demand government action. Read those posts for more information, and feel free to post your own tips!