You may have heard, but tomorrow is Earth Day. Now, I'm a firm believer in the 'every day is Earth Day' approach, but I do give credit to Earth Day raising awareness of the need for us all to be more environmentally aware long before it was the trendy thing to do.
First, some fun stuff.
Grist.org, which is also of the 'every day is Earth Day' minset, will give you a free download of their book 'Wake Up and Smell the Planet' if you register at the website. You'll also be entered into a drawing for a free trip to Bonnaroo in June (in the greatest state in the union, ahem.)
The Price is Right is doing a green-themed show with Ed Begley Jr. Contestants will bid on eco-friendly products for chances to win things like an electric bike and ... A NEW CAR! that's a Prius. (Imagine Rod Roddy reading that last little bit for you).
Now. I asked Modern Jay, our resident green guru what should we all be aware of this Earth Day. He says:
"For those who are policy-minded, the House is spending a ton of time this week looking at the ups and downs of new climate legislation -- Al Gore is schedule to talk on Friday. It's a little wonky, but it's a debate worth paying attnetion to, as it's likely going to affect a whole lot of stuff for the next decade or longer."
For more background on what's going on at Capitol Hill, check out this article from Politico. The Pew Center for Global Climate Change has a rundown on some of the bills being considered.
Want to get more involved? Check out the Repower America campaign.