What do you do when all the headlines about the Climate Bill
are full of doom and gloom? Start a social media-fueled eco-giveaway called Love, The Climate
, of course.
That’s a new project enviro-group Live Earth
kicked off earlier this week. Instead of getting depressed about a watered-down Climate Bill that may or may not pass, Love, The Climate
urges everyone to imagine a better future — then upload a video or photo, leave a voicemail or note on Facebook, or even tweet with a positive message to senators — who’ll be taking up the climate bill in the coming weeks. (A version of the bill already passed in the House in June.)
And to entice people to get uploading and tweeting, Love, The Climate’s giving away a Schwinn commuter bicycle — plus 10 more eco-themed prizes
ranging from eco-friendly soap to solar-powered gadget charger.
What if your senator opposes the Climate Bill? You could try creating a wry sort of message pretending the senator changed his or her mind. “Thanks for passing the bill — I’m so glad trees still exist!” you could enthuse. The idea’s to “thank those who are making a difference, and show those who haven’t yet seen the light how much more love they’ll receive when they change their minds,” according to Live Earth’s press release.
Image courtesy of Live Earth