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Friday, March 25, 2005

Wilderness Society leads "green ribbon" campaign

The Wilderness Society is leading a broad coalition of groups in a green ribbon campaign to spread awareness about the need to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Called, the campaign urges supporters to wear a green ribbon, tie them around trees, etc., and be prepared to respond when people ask. The website includes a one-page form that participants can download and hand out to inquirers. It also includes easy links to write members of Congress and local newspapers.

" is not intended to detract from any other projects that use a ribbon symbol," the site declares. "The green ribbon campaign is part of creating the buzz that Members of Congress will not be able to ignore."

The project is also affiliated with, which urges people to reduce their energy consumption for national security and to protect the environment.