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 562,646 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.

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House and Garden Magazine

We produce a magazine that is about design. We begin with houses and

gardens, and the lives we lead in and around them; we move out from there,

using design as a portal to our culture. We care about our own backyards,

but we believe in engaging with a larger world.

As gardeners, we live close to the earth. We are all too aware of our

changing climate. Plants bloom weeks earlier than they used to, and burn in

unaccustomed heat; droughts, storms and floods are more severe; pests, no

longer killed off by the frosts that once controlled them, are decimating

our trees.

We believe that, in tending our gardens, we do not need to turn away from

the world. We can make a difference; individual actions can add up to a

powerful force. But we must decide to make our voices heard. The march is

one way of doing so. Another is by living more responsibly—and by signing up

for this march, we are pledging to do so.

On a personal note, I am dismayed that it is my generation that has

visited such degradation on our environment. We are creating a disaster. We

may not be alive to see the full catastrophic effects of our behavior. They

will be visited upon the children we love so dearly, and want so much to

protect. So why are we allowing our leaders—and ourselves—to desecrate our

planet? Are we sleep-walking?

We must raise our voices, in urgency—to say that we are willing to do

what needs to be done, no matter the sacrifice, to clean up our planet. We

must decide that we cherish this place we call home—and behave as though we

mean it—before it is too late.