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Recent planetary events compel us to wonder how to improve lives, protect the environment and make life easier for all who live here.

Some want to lobby Congress. Run for office, Demonstrate. Fine. But maybe it's time to change our own personal habits...and, in the process, change the world. Trade in the SUV for a bike, a bus, a walk. Eat less, exercise more. Reduce pollution. Improve things. Adopt your own personal pledge to seek a better life, a better, kinder planet. Kinder people.  Consider this:

Accept the Challenge.

With or without Congress and politicans. With or without corporations.

Change habits. Set examples. Save the planet. Save yourself and your family, neighbors and friends.

Step Up America.

Take the pledge and do your part. Now.

We don't need Dems.

We don't need Repubs.

And we never needed Congress.

We just need US.

Here's a sample pledge: 

Hereafter, to save the planet and myself, I will:

-Transportation/Work: I will take public transit or ride my bicycle to work. Safely. Telecommute from home. Or find a different employer. And share rides.

-Food: I shall eat what I buy. Grow my own food and stop throwing it out.

-Housing: I will insulate the walls, windows and doors where I live. Or move to where less heat, less space, less energy are needed.

-Lawns: Instead of mowing the lawn, I'll buy some goats to keep the grass down & grow flowers for bees, butterflies &  wildlife.

-Petrochemicals: No more pesticides, no herbicides, more ecologically safe and more healthful foods and water.

-Vacations: Fewer jets. More trains and buses. More car-pooling.

-Community: I will proactively encourage public officials to weatherize our public building to reduce pollution, energy consumption iand the wasting of taxpayers' money. I will tell them to go earn a Step Up America Seal of Approval when they do and recommend it be granted after verifying compliance with energy-saving investments and habits.

-FAMILY: More time for family, friends and community. Set an example for better habits to save our planet, ourselves, and our children and grandchildren.

I promise to change MY habits to protect where we live. 

I do not need an act of Congress to do so.

Take the pledge: I will save this planet now.

No one is watching. 

Only you will know but if we fail each other, we will all soon find out.

We can do it.

Step Up America!

Also, generally speaking-->

Find a place to contribute - your time, money, knowledge and experience.

Help kids, the elderly or infirm, cleaning up our environment - pro actively or passively (like by changing your habits to include recycling and reusing stuff, carpooling, reducing your energy consumption.)

Find a place to plug in and help:  food pantries, hospitals, homeless shelters, VA hospitals, senior centers, school.

Get in shape! BE fit!   Exercise. Less time on electronic devices. Quit smoking. Do some triathlalons. LIVE better.

Change things. Run for public office! Get involved and lobby for what YOU want and need.

How hard is this?

Step Up America!