AJC Radio Message: Ten Actions for Energy Security


November 3, 2009 – New York – AJC Executive Director David Harris, in his national radio commentary, offers ten actions on energy individuals can take to help America’s national security, economy and environment.

Harris’s weekly messages on the CBS radio network air during the Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

The full text of this week’s commentary follows:
Want to help America’s national security, economy and environment?

Here are ten ways to deal responsibly with energy.
  1. Make your next vehicle purchase at least 25-50 percent more fuel-efficient than your current vehicle.
  2. Use mass transit as a travel alternative and carpool whenever possible.
  3. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs in your home to save energy.
  4. Use reusable bags when shopping instead of plastic bags.
  5. Keep your thermostat cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer than in the past.
  6. Purchase only Energy Star® certified energy-efficient home appliances.
  7. Contact elected officials to encourage policies that promote American energy security.
  8. Ask your workplace, house of worship, and civic associations to adopt 'green' practices.
  9. Educate yourself and look for more ways to reduce your dependence on oil.
  10. And share this energy pledge with others.
To do so, go to ajc.org. Click on the Energy Pledge.

This is David Harris of AJC.
Date: 11/3/2009 12:00:00 AM