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We Need Your Help to Protect the Planet

2014 April 2

By Jessica Orquina

Will you lend your voice to protecting the climate for Earth Day? I’d bet that since you read our blog, you already know many ways to cut your greenhouse gas emissions. But here’s another big thing you can do: share with your friends what they can do.  To help you do that, we’re using a new tool called Thunderclap, which is like a virtual flash mob. Here’s how it works: you agree to let Thunderclap send a specific, one-time message on your behalf to your social networks on April 22nd, Earth Day, at 12:00 pm EDT.  If 500 or more people agree, the message will go out on everyone’s walls and feeds at the same time (worldwide – hi, international readers!). But if fewer than 500 agree, nothing happens.

Here’s the message:

“For Earth Day, I commit to protect the climate. Take small actions that add up! #ActOnClimate” Note that bit about 500 people: we need your help to hit our target. To sum up, you can #ActOnClimate as simply as 1-2-3:

  1. Sign up below to join our Thunderclap.
  2. Share the link to the Thunderclap with your friends, so we get at least 500 people sharing the message: a. Facebook b. Twitter c. Google + d. Tumblr
  3. Learn more about what you can do to #ActOnClimate.


About the author: Jessica Orquina works in the Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education as the social media lead for the agency. Prior to joining EPA, she served as a military and commercial airline pilot. She lives, works, and writes in Washington, DC.

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. Elizabeth permalink
    April 4, 2014

    You don’t mention the date for Earth Day?

  2. Tom Shinault permalink
    April 4, 2014

    Count me in!!!!

  3. Marla permalink
    April 7, 2014

    Earth Day is April 22nd on my calendar. Count me in!

  4. Jessica - EPA permalink*
    April 8, 2014

    Elizabeth, good point. Earth Day is April 22nd. I’ve added the date in the post.

  5. Jessica - EPA permalink*
    April 8, 2014

    Tom and Marla, thanks for your support!

  6. Arne Nystrom permalink
    April 9, 2014

    Count us in at H.O. Wolding Inc. Amherst Wisconsin. Our fleet was named Green Fleet of the month for January 2014 by Fleet Owner Magazine.

  7. Debb Janes permalink
    April 16, 2014

    I commit to helping our planet on Earth Day – and everyday.

  8. Jessica permalink*
    April 21, 2014

    Thanks Arne Nystrom and Debb Janes!

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