99 Ways to Make a Difference (in 99 Seconds)

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Click the play button and start your stopwatch! In 99 seconds you'll hear 99 suggestions for personal action against global warming. Some of them may not be practical for you (and, yes, some of them are a bit silly) — but you'll find at least one thing in the list that you can easily do today. If all of us begin to notice how we personally contribute to the climate crisis and start to take action to reduce our impact, together we can make a significant difference!

For more ideas and suggestions, see StopGlobalWarming.org, Greenpeace, and Al Gore's ClimateCrisis.net.

 

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the lyrics to "99 Ways to Make a Difference"

You can make a difference, yes you can, yes you can
Yes, you can make a difference, yes you can

Yes, you can change a bulb, flip a switch, shut down, unplug,
take a train, take the bus, walk, skate, run, jog,
share a ride, shop online, turn it off, wear a sweater,
join a club, make a pledge, make a plan to do better,
seal a crack, weatherstrip, insulate, patch a hole,
calculate your footprint, bring it down, set a goal,
reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, easy on the landfill,
get solar cells, solar heat, get yourself a windmill.

You can make a difference, yes you can, yes you can
Yes, you can make a difference, yes you can

Yes, you can take the junk from your trunk, fill your tires, save fuel,
learn to drive 55, combine errands, car pool,
eat local, join a farm, plant a tree, plant a forest,
buy yourself a hybrid car, invent a new power source,
change a habit, change your lifestyle, try something drastic,
mow your lawn electric, play guitar acoustic,
share, swap, donate, buy in bulk, economize.
Ben Franklin said, early to bed, and get up with the sunrise.

Raise your voice for conservation, wind and solar generation,
carbon capture, sequestration, low-impact recreation,
softball, soccer, Frisbee, hiking,
reading, writing, kissing, biking...

You can buy recycled, biodiesel, bone up on the sciences,
eat less meat, clean your vents, use low-watt appliances,
let the sunshine in, get informed, know the facts,
spread the word, tell your mom, tell a stranger, tell your cat,
make a contest with your friends, seal it with a wager,
inform, instruct, invite, inspire, beg, wheedle, badger,
write a letter, write a blog, tell a story, show 'em how,
change one mind, change the world, start a movement, start right now!

You can make a difference, yes you can, yes you can
Yes, you can make a difference, yes you can...