Frogs and the International Day of Climate Action
Dear SAVE THE FROGS! Supporter,
Few animals are more finely attuned to changes in the weather than are frogs. Frogs and other amphibians need moist climates to reproduce, and this makes them extremely sensitive to climate change. In Yellowstone National park, the world's first national park, ponds are drying up due to persistent multi-decade droughts. Now the park's Boreal Chorus Frog, Columbia Spotted Frog and Tiger Salamander populations are dwindling. In the United Kingdom, warm years stunt the growth of Common Toads and cause them to lay fewer eggs. In Guatemala, several salamander species have completely disappeared as their cloud forest habitats have dried.
Right now, politicians worldwide are gathering to discuss the stance they should take at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen this December. Today is the International Day of Climate Change, and we have a fantastic opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people and to let these politicians know how we feel...
Help Us Fight Climate Change
CAN YOU DONATE $35 TODAY SO THAT WE CAN GET THIS FULL-SIZE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT UP IN AIRPORTS NATIONWIDE?
ClearChannel has generously offered SAVE THE FROGS! free advertisement space in five major U.S. airports: Chicago O'Hare, Midway, Denver International, St. Louis, and Detroit. Some of these ad spots are huge...up to 7 feet high by 11 feet long (2.1m x 3.3m).
Tens of thousands of people will walk by these posters every day, and thousands will visit savethefrogs.com for the first time.
These ad locations usually sell for thousands of dollars each but ClearChannel is offering SAVE THE FROGS fifteen spots completely free!
Well almost...we still have to pay the printing costs for the posters! And SAVE THE FROGS! needs your help if we're going to be able to print all 15 posters and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. The more posters we can print, the more effective our campaign will be.
If there were ever a day to take action, it's today, the International Day of Climate Action.
Please donate $10, $20, $35, or $350
and help us stop climate change and save Yellowstone's frogs.
Remember, any amount helps, even $10. Thanks!
Volunteer for SAVE THE FROGS!
Do you have 5 hours a week to help us save frogs? We are looking for volunteers who are pro-active, motivated, and dedicated. Regardless of your education or past work or volunteer experiences, if you are all those things then you can help SAVE THE FROGS!. As long as you have phone and high-speed internet access, your location is unimportant.
Please have a look at our Volunteers page to learn more.
SAVE THE FROGS! Magnets Now Available
We've partnered with RideMagnetism to bring you these awesome 3x10" SAVE THE FROGS! magnets featuring the blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius). All magnets are fade resistant and made of 50% recycled material.
These magnets are perfect for your car or freezer, and there is no glue or adhesive material to worry about.
RideMagnetism donates 15% of the magnet sales to SAVE THE FROGS! to support our worldwide conservation efforts. So order one today!
Do you live in Texas?
We are happy to announce that SAVE THE FROGS! will be coming to Texas this November:
November 7th: Dallas Museum of Nature & Science
November 8th: Dallas Museum of Nature & Science
November 9th: University of Texas - Arlington
Learn more on the Events page.
Eight ways to reduce your carbon footprint
While governmental action is an integral part of stopping global warming, every one of us is responsible for reducing our own carbon footprint. Here are eight easy ways you can do your part:
Turn off the lights
If you're not in the room (or the house), you probably don't need the lights on. Same with your office-place, and those lights in the parking lot. Try solar power for outside lights.
Don't purchase bottled water
Plan ahead and fill your re-usable bottle. Not only is plastic produced from oil, but it takes fuel to get the bottle of water from the source to the store at which you would buy it.
Eat less meat
Cows live in pastures, not forests. That means rainforests worldwide are being destroyed to make way for cows. Without the rainforests to trap carbon, we don't stand much of a chance at fighting global warming. But that's not it: cows, pigs, sheep and goats are responsible for about 30% of America's methane emission -- and methane is far worse for the environment than is carbon dioxide!
Take shorter showers
There is a high chance your hot water is being heated by electricity generated at a coal-fired power plant.
Don't fly first-class
Airplanes produce significant quantities of carbon emisions, and those spacious first-class seats take up 50% more space than do normal seats. That means you'e responsible for 50% more of that plane's carbon emissions than economy passengers.
Invest in environmentally-friendly businesses
If a company puts effort into improving their environmental practices, they likely have some information about it on their website. Do some reseach prior to investing, and then give your support to companies with positive environmental track records.
Drive less. Buy and rent smaller cars.
Eat at a restaurant closer to home, or stay home and eat. Get yourself a good book and try the local public transport sometime (it's probably improved since the last time you used it!). And next time you buy or rent a car, go with a fuel-effcient small car unless you have a true need for a large vehicle.
Donate to SAVE THE FROGS!
Help us get our "My Ponds Are Drying Up" posters up in airports around the country so that tens of thousands of people know what climate change is doing to frogs, and so they come to the savethefrogs.com website and educate themselves on ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Even $10 helps! You'll be helping save Yellowstone's Boreal Chorus Frogs!
Like these tips?
Share them with a friend and help save Yellowstone National Park's Boreal Chorus Frogs! Send your friend this link: http://www.savethefrogs.com/frogblog/?p=280
SAVE THE FROGS! on Canadian Radio
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director Dr. Kerry Kriger recently spoke about frogs and other issues in a 45-minute radio interview with Lillian Brummet of British Columbia's Conscious Discussions Radio. Have a listen here.
Spread The Word!
If you've never checked out our Spread The Word page, please have a look. Then pass this message on to your friends and family, and help us spread the word about amphibian extinctions.
Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS!
Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist