EPA: Individuals can do something about climate change
Earth Day activities highlight simple measures to take
Individual action can make a difference in protecting the climate, according to the EPA, which is using Earth Day – coming up on April 22nd – to educate the public about ways to combat climate change.
The agency is using its “Blog About Our World” to issue a series of daily tips, such as:
Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest are all part of the informational campaign, along with a new system called Thunderclap which will send out a mass message at noon on Earth Day.
The message is: “For Earth Day, I commit to protect the climate. Take small actions that add up! #ActOnClimate http://epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/”
The EPA is inviting people to send the message themselves and invite their friends to send it as well.
Click here to participate.
Click here for more information about how Thunderclap works.
Social media users can participate via the following
- Check out all of the tips at http://epa.gov/earthday/actonclimate/ and hit the share buttons below today’s tip. You can also sign up to get one via email every day in April.
Follow as daily tips are posted and retweet/share:
- Blog posts: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/category/earthmonthtips
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/epa #ActOnClimate!
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/epa
- Google+: http://www.google.com/+EPAgov
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usepagov
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/epagov
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/epagov/act-on-climate
Join a Twitter chat about climate issues
EPA experts will be available to discuss various climate issues on the @EPAlive account on:
- April 22, 2 pm EDT - EPA Research and Climate: What does the research show about climate change and what we can do about it?
- April 29, 2 pm EDT - Why is climate action important for our water?