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All the Earth Day circus put me in no mood to celebrate. Still, last night I attended an Earth Day event, sponsored by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), two organizations that I am very proud to support. Robert Redford was the main speaker. He was one of my idols, growing up, and I did not want to miss a chance to meet the man in person. Mr. Redford did not disappoint me. I came out of the evening with a renewed sense of commitment, and wishing that more people could have heard him live. Here is a video of a similar talk that he gave for the Apollo Project:

During his Earth Day speech, Robert Redford emphasized again the power of optimism, and of dwelling on opportunities and solutions. ‘America doesn’t do well with doom and gloom. Let’s get off how bad it is. Let’s get on with what can be done.‘ Robert Redford’s new push is on water and the need for quick solutions to the unfolding worldwide water shortage. For those of you also interested in water, click here.

Robert Redford is the perfect eco-hero, someone with the power to inspire through his example, and who has walked his talk for forty years. I can’t help but compare him with Al Gore. Although I am a big fan of Al, my response to his discourse is very different. Al Gore appeals to my intellect. Robert Redford grabs my heart and inspires my whole being to go further and to act.

The power of example.

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Just One Click

Received today from E2, one of the environmental organizations I belong to:

Congress is now at a critical moment in negotiations over our next Energy Bill, conferencing the House and Senate versions of the bill, each of which has some but not all of the key provisions that we believe must be in the final legislation. As this bill will influence the direction of the nation’s future energy technologies and investments, we are committed to getting it right. It’s critical thatcertain provisions, such as improved CAFÉ standards and strong Renewable Energy Standards, are established in this bill to improve energy efficiency, diminish our dependence on fossil fuels and increase our use of sustainably produced alternative energy sources.
Please review our Energy Bill Letter to Congress, and let us know if we can add your name by clicking:

Yes, Please add my signature

or

No, do not add my signature to this letter

On November 1, a small delegation of E2 members will present this alert on your behalf in briefings with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, as well as other Congressional groups. The following day, this letter will be delivered to all Congressional offices on the Hill.

Sometimes, all it takes is one click.

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