Our reliance on fossil fuels, including heavy oils for transport and production, is the major cause of skyrocketing carbon emissions and soaring global temperatures. Racecar driver and environmentalist, Leilani Munter uses her Carbon Free Girl persona to raise awareness of the harms of fossil fuels and climate change, and offers alternatives to the way we use energy. Take action now to join with Leilani in reducing your carbon emissions and taking action on climate change.
Canadians are among the largest producers in the world of greenhouse gas emissions, the key contributors to climate change. According to a report published by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) though, with the right technologies in place, a switch to renewable energy sources could provide 70% of global energy supplies, which could mean an end to our oil addiction.
75 million Nascar fans recyling
40 million Indy fans changing their lightbulbs for CFL's
Every race team offsetting their carbon footprint
Every racetrack with a recycling program
Every racing series using bio fuels
Because the acts of a single person multiplied a million times can make a difference."
– Leilani Munter, Keynote speech to the National Wildlife Federation
Host a 10/10/10 work party and have fun while you reduce the world’s carbon emissions to a reasonable level. (Stay tuned for details on the GreenHeroes.tv 10/10/10 party plans!)
Calculate your emissions at home and purchase carbon offsets or reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions in your business.
Play it Cool with your own sports team and offset your carbon emissions.
Buy an acre of forest to help absorb carbon dioxide emission.
Follow Leilani Munter on Twitter.
Become a fan of Leilani Munter on Facebook.
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Sign on to show you’re ready for our leaders to sign a global climate deal and accelerate the race to a low carbon future.
Donate to the National Wildlife Federation or Sierra Club for oil spill relief and to fight for movement towards clean energy.
Meet with your Member of Parliament (MP) to ask for a serious climate action plan.
Tell 10 friends that Canada is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions from industry and transport, and that a simple switch to renewable energy sources could provide 70% of global energy supplies.
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