The following are 12 ways that can make an immediate impact on their environment:
1. Call for Climate. This campaign hopes to turn the tide on global warming, and includes Network's Sky Petition, which demands a moratorium on new coal-burning plants, a move toward renewable energy, carbon-neutral buildings, and protection for the poor and middle class in the new green economy.
2. Lower your heater thermostat two degrees in winter and raise it up two degrees in the summer - reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds.
3. Pay your bills online instead of by mail. If every adult in the U.S. did this just once, we'd save almost 218 million paper sheets!
4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Living by the 3 "R's" of environmentalism are the easiest, fastest - and cheapest! - way to go green.
5. Organize to have healthy food served in your local school and reduce the availability of junk food, sodas, and other unhealthy options.
6. Inquire about non-toxic cleaning products and buy them for your house. They clean as well -or better - than the toxic kind!
7. Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient, Energy Star-approved CFLs or LEDs - reduce your carbon footprint by 450 pounds a year.
8. Use a low-flow showerhead because the less water you use, the less energy required to heat the water - reduce your carbon footprint by 350 pounds a year.
9. Buy organic food because the chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply, and require energy to produce, and may impact your health.
10. Plant a tree as an effective way to reduce greenhouse gases.
11. On Earth Day, venture to a park, fly a kite, ride a bicycle, clean-up trash at a local stream or nature setting.
12. Car pool -- use public transportation or drive a fuel-efficient car - reduce your carbon footprint by 1 pound for every mile you do not drive.