October 2008

The folks at the We Can Solve It campaign have made a great short ad about repowering America with clean, renewable energy that was to be aired during the previous presidential debates.  ABC refused to air it last Tuesday.  The main message of the commercial is that to strengthen our economy, we need to end our dependence on foreign oil.  It also argues that one reason why America has not made the transition to clean, renewable sources of energy is because of the stronghold that oil and coal lobbys have on the media.

Don’t let the big spending oil and coal lobbys dictate our future.  There are a lot of misleading ads out there aobut the climate crisis and the roles that oil and coal play. Educate yourself and others about the issues. Demand that the argument for clean, renewable energy is heard.

We Can Solve It has sent a letter to ABC asking that they reconsider the ad and air it tonight (Friday) on 20/20. So far no response has been given.  In the past 24 hours over 100,000 Americans concerned about the climate crisis have sent emails to ABC to let them know that they want the ad to be aired.  Thank you to  everyone who expressed their concerns to ABC, and for those of you who have not done so yet, its not too late! Please click here to send your email.

Check out the ad below.

Wouldn’t you love to easily raise money for Christians for the Mountains without spending your own money and by simply  doing something you do every day?  Now you can thanks to GoodSearch.

Ever noticed those links to webpages on the right side of your screen when you type something in a search engine? The folks at GoodSearch have figured out a way to utilize the advertising dollars that those companies pay to place links to their websites on the side of your search results. You, the searcher, and us, Christians for the Mountains do no have to pay a dime!

Here is how it works:

1. Go to www.goodsearch.com.  The search engine is powered by Yahoo, so essentially, you are doing the exact same thing as if you went to Yahoo.com.

2.  Under the search box is another box that says “Who do you search for?” Type in or select Christians for the Mountains.  Now choose Christians for the Mountains by clicking the “verify” button.  It will save your organization of choice until you decide to donate to a new organization. You can also search for a variety of your other favorite non-profit organizations and schools.

3.  Type in the terms that you wish to search just as you would on any search engine.

Voila! You have just raised one penny for Christians for the Mountains.  Sure, that may not sound like a lot, but a drop in the bucket leads to a bucket in the pond.  Just think of how many items you search for in one day. This way you can donate funds to CFTM without spending any of your own money.

But thats not all.  Another interesting feature of www.goodsearch.com is GoodShop.  Do you ever shop for items online? If you do, check out GoodShop (you can get there from the bottom of the GoodSeach homepage) first and see if the stores you shop at are listed.  Hundreds of stores have signed on to GoodShop.  This works pretty much the same way that the search engine does.  Go to the GoodShop page, select your charity, and look on the list to see if the store you want to purchase items from is listed.  All you have to do is click on that store, and it will take you directly to the store’s site.  Now shop as you would regularly. All the donation information is taken care of for you and there is no added cost to you. Most companies usually donate about 2-3% of the total price that you paid for their items or services to your charity of choice.  An example of participating companies are Amazon, Old Navy, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Target, Wal-Mart, Expedia, Home Depot, Ebay, Toys R Us, and hudreds more!  You can search for your favorite stores or choose one from the list of categories. Are you making a large or for your work place or an organization you belong to? Why not go to the GoodShop first before making your purchase.  The more money you spend, the more funds that are raised to help us carry out our mission at Christians for the Mountains.

So what are you waiting for? Start searching and shopping now!