March 2005

New Web Site Features: Now It's Even Better To Be A Member

Better World Club launches a *NEW* Member Login section to our web site. Now you can take charge and renew your membership online or even update your contact information without waking up our staff for help. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Member Login - You'll need your email address and membership number to login.

Automakers Pollute the Press

The Auto Alliance, the lobbyist group representing most major automakers, has launched a deceptive new ad campaign in Washington DC claiming that autos manufactured today are virtually emission-free.

Not only are today's passenger vehicles emitting more global warming pollution than 20 years ago, but some vehicles made in 2005 will have forty times the smog-forming emissions of a Ford Escape Hybrid or Toyota Prius.

Using factual omissions to hide polluting emissions is unacceptable.

Please contact the Federal Trade Commission and ask that they immediately open a false advertising investigation on the Alliance. To see the deceptive ad, click here

The link below will lead you to the Union of Concerned Scientists web page on this campaign and will give you a form letter to fill out and send via e-mail or fax to the FTC:

Event: Paul Loeb speaks in Portland on hope for the long haul

How do we keep on when political times get tough, like they are right now? Paul Loeb, Better World Club member and author of the underground bestsellers Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, will explore what keeps us going despite all the obstacles in a talk at the conference: "Choosing Our Legacy: Consciousness and Climate Change".

When: May 7 at 7:00 PM
Where: First Unitarian Church of Portland.
1011 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-6389

To purchase or learn more about Paul's book, named the #3 political book for fall 2004 by the History Channel and The American Book Association, and to see where else Paul will be speaking, visit his site:

Click here to find out
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