Friday, January 23, 2009

Eco Wish List

Here's my short list of eco wishes for 2009:

  1. No more coal plants built on U.S. soil.
  2. All States put into place a requirement of getting no less than 40 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal) by 2020. More ideas at the Natural Resources Defense Council's campaign "Move America Beyond Oil"
  3. The U.S. government adopts a clean-fuel and higher-fuel-economy policies for new automobiles that would require all cars, trucks, SUV's, and minivans to be at least as efficient as today's Toyota Prius by 2015.
  4. All fish sold in the U.S. would have to meet the Best Choices or Good Alternative choices of Seafood Watch -- or not caught or sold at all.
  5. To save our economy and planet, a serious "cap and trade" system is legislated in the U.S. to limit global warming pollution. Read more about this on the NRDC's "Cap and Invest" easy-to-read fact sheet.
  6. Every able household in the U.S. plants a tree this year. Whether it be on their property, in their community, through a carbon offset program, or some other tree planting campaign. As an idea, the Arbor Day Foundation has a "Give-a-Tree" campaign to plant trees in national forests.

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