After volunteering with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition at CitySol on Sunday—where I got to meet the very lovely Allison of aGaIN NYC, whose bags are even more gorgeous in person—the hub and I rewarded ourselves by paying a little visit to our pals Ben and Jerry. My wrapper just had a couple of cows, but the hub’s pointed us toward the company’s spiffy, interactive anti-global-warming site, LickGlobalWarming.org.
You can learn all about global warming with a flash-card memory game, send an automated e-mail or fax to your senator, and discover what you can do to reduce your personal CO2 emissions. The colorful and animated Guide to Understanding Global Warming is also a great way to introduce the subject to kids without having them crap their pants in terror.
And if you haven’t already, check out how Ben and Jerry feel about federal spending priorities and urge Congress to channel some of the $30 billion the U.S. spends on nuclear deterence a year toward education and healthcare for children. (Just $2 billion annually could provide health insurance for 1 million of the nation’s 9 million uninsured kids, for instance.)