President Obama's Guide to Going Green


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Obama issued an Earth Day proclamation yesterday, which sounded a call for protecting the environment, developing renewable energy, and creating measures to fight climate change. According to his statement, "no issue deserves more immediate attention than global warming." But Obama didn't stop there--he also went on to include a list of practical advice American citizens can follow to green their lives. Here, organized into a list of actionable tips, is Obama's guide to going green--in the words of the president himself.All of the following tips were taken verbatim from Obama's Earth Day Proclamation, the full text of which you can find over at Minor Matters.

President Obama's Guide to Going Green

-"I encourage all citizens to help protect our environment and contribute to a healthy, sustainable world."

Obama on Greening Your Home
-"American families can save money by choosing energy efficient products, turning lights off, unplugging appliances"

-"[cut] back on heating and air conditioning."

Obama's Tips on Waste and Recycling
-"buy products with less packaging"

-"recycle and reuse paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum more often."

Other Green Advice from Obama
-"Individuals and organizations can plant trees, use energy efficient lightbulbs, drive fuel efficient cars, hold clean-up drives, and teach young people about environmental preservation"

-"Small changes in our daily lives can have a big impact on our environment"
-"Individuals can walk, bike, and use public transportation"

So there you have it—a guide to going green from the President of the United States.

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