Calling Attention to Climate Change for Earth Day

Apr 18, 2014

Credit Greening USA
 Central New Yorkers might see some new billboards and other messages next week urging people to think of the consequences of climate change and to do something about it.   Local organization Greening USA is launching an advocacy campaign on Earth Day to raise awareness about the impact of climate change.   Advocacy Committee Chair Peter Wirth says climate change is  more serious than most people think.

Wirth says while Greening USA has no set legislation it supports right now, he says expressing concern to local congressmen can make a difference because it can lead to changes in national policy.   He believes it's well within reach…especially with existing technology.

Solar panels on the roof of Peter Wirth's house.
Solar panels on the roof of Peter Wirth's house.
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

In addition to its advocacy work, Greening USA also puts on educational programming throughout the year and collects scientific articles about climate change.  More information is at Greeningusa.org.