Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Sign the Live Earth Pledge

I was skeptical, at first, of the usefulness of the Live Earth concerts Al Gore is mustering this weekend as a way to mobilize action to reverse global warming and prevent disastrous climate change.  But maybe concerts can raise awareness. It’s worked with hunger campaigns, Farm Aid, and more.  And I am impressed with the 7 point Live Earth Pledge–and Gore has been persuasive enough that major U.S. Democratic leaders have signed up including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-AZ), Democratic National Chair Howard Dean, and almost all the Democratic presidential candidates.  Here’s the pledge:  I PLEDGE

1.To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

2.To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral;”

3.To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;

4.To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

5.To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

6.To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

7.To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.

If you can sign that pledge, click here and then tell your friends–and act on the pledge.


July 5, 2007 - Posted by | ecology


  1. My family appreciates your hard work.


    Wayne & Carmen

    Comment by Wayne Davis | July 7, 2007

  2. I’m doing my bit, are you?????

    Comment by Suzanne Fernando | July 7, 2007

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