Would you like our two cents on the subject of global climate change?
Actually, we all know two cents aren’t worth much anymore, but you could find a lot of value in Our $3.50, a fun thing launched by Ann Arbor 350, the project of the Ecology Center focused organize our community to take meaningful actions around the home and in our neighborhoods to save our planet.
“With Our $3.50 we’re looking to provide climate-friendly consumer tips in user-friendly language,” according to Monica Patel, policy specialist at the Ecology Center who coordinates Ann Arbor 350.
Since launching the project earlier this year, Our $3.50 has written on eco-labeling rating systems for electronics, and the consequences of e-waste, as well as providing the real dirt on composting bins.
Ann Arbor 350 supports the international 350.org campaign—the number 350 reflects scientists’ estimates of the safe upper level for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
“We’re way past that number now, over 390 actually, but we’re committed to providing step-by-step recipes for taking community action,” Patel said. “There are things we can do to fight climate change right here at home.”
For those interested in become engaged in the campaign, Ann Arbor 350 holds monthly meetings open to the community.
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EcoLink — December 2012 An online publication of the Ecology Center