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The Green Life: Green Your City: Speak Up

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April 06, 2010

Green Your City: Speak Up

Vote Help the Sierra Club turn America green by taking your eco-habits to the streets. This week's tips are about how to green your town.

Tip #2: Participate in Local Government

While it's important to stay informed about global environmental news, local issues can have a greater effect on your life. Consider attending a city council meeting to find out what environmental issues, if any, are being discussed in your town. When a green initiative is on your city's ballot, campaign for its passage. If your concerns aren't being addressed, you can create a petition (Care2 walks you through an online option) to have your proposal voted on during the next election.

Tell Us: How do you get involved with local politics?

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