There is no more important cause than the call to action to save our planet. This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution. Join the 515,510 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand solutions to global warming now.

The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act.

Blagojevich (D-IL)

Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL)

Global warming is a threat to our environment and our economy. In Illinois, we are acting now to address global warming through policies that protect the environment while promoting investment and economic growth. Most notably, we are committed to using homegrown, renewable energy sources, such as wind farms that emit zero emissions and generate revenue for farmers.  Illinois is the nation's leader in the production and use of cleaner burning renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel.  I recently signed a law requiring all levels of government in Illinois to increase usage of biofuels.  We are also investing in coal gasification technology so we can further boost our energy independence, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs and building a coal industry that is sustainable in the 21st Century and beyond.  Illinois is also boosting our commitment to energy efficiency programs.  Lowering our energy use through improved efficiency is the most cost effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  I am proud to participate in the Virtual March on Washington, in partnership with my fellow Governors, who are leading the effort to solve global warming.