Monday, October 06, 2008

Reduce your carbon footprint by losing your socks!

Give them to the Sierra Club:

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Changing your socks can change the world, by reducing carbon pollution and helping the homeless, Sierra Club officials say.

In an effort to protect the environment while helping the homeless, the Sierra Club is launching a national sock-a-thon to persuade people to switch from socks made with virgin polyester and nylon that contribute to pollution to socks made from natural fabrics that lessen the carbon footprint people leave. As an added benefit, the group will donate a pair of socks to the National Coalition for the Homeless for every pair that is purchases.

The campaign begins Nov. 1 with an ambitious goal of raising $1 million for the group.

Virgin polyester and nylon pollute the environment by adding carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Both fabrics are made from oil. Carbon emissions are one of the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming and climate change.
One small step for man...

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