Shuck and Jive

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Become a Carbon Conscious Consumer

First Presby, Beth has taken the pledge to reduce her carbon footprint. She invites you to join her:

I don't usually recruit like this, but since we're pretty much in agreement on the issue, thought I'd pass this "opportunity" along! beth

Did you know you can reduce your carbon footprint, preserve our water resources, save money and give yourself a chance at some great prizes in one simple step? It’s a win-win situation for you, the community and the ecosystem…and you can win a free condo for a week at a ski resort in Sun Valley.

What do you have to do? Just fill out the pledge form at and then fill up your reusable water bottle. It’s that easy. You’ll be doing your part to reduce the 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide produced in the manufacture of plastic bottles for the US consumption last year. Imagine saving the energy equivalent of a quarter bottle of oil for every bottled water you would have consumed—not to mention the money!

As an added bonus, after you take the pledge you'll get a coupon towards a reusable water bottle to help you get started.

Visit the C3 site to sign up and then tell your friends: you could win a free condo for a week at a ski resort in Idaho or one of several other terrific prizes.

Bottled water is often marketed as being purer than other water. In the U.S., however, tap water is more closely regulated than bottled water, while as much as 40% of commercially available water starts out as tap water. While bottled water can cost as much as $10 a gallon, when you consider that only about 12% of the plastic is recycled, the environmental expenses associated with a momentary convenience are far greater and long-lasting.

Help break the bottled water habit and sign up today!

Thank You for Making a Difference,