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HELP SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING: NON-PROFIT OFFERS FREE PERSONAL CARBON IMPACT CALCULATOR

Press release from World-Wire | July 02, 2007

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - "A solution to global warming is right under our feetandwe can make it personal," says Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International (HMI). The non-profit uses natural methods to restore land, improve soilhealth, reverse desertification and improve biodiversity. The goal is to greatly increase the soil's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as organic matter. 30 million acres worldwide are currently being managed holistically.
"Reviewing the chart, people can calculate their personal carbon impacts, and then decide whether or not to use the dollar value of their impacts to support alternative energy projects."
- Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International


"Because we know that carbon sequestration makes a positive impact on global climate change, we want to help people who are looking for realistic ways to combat global warming," Holter adds. "So we’re offering them a simple, convenient tool that they can easily use in their own homes and offices."
The tool is a free Personal Carbon Impact Calculator, a 9"x4" card, which helps people determine and offset their ecological effects on the planet. The card carries a simple chart that translates individual impacts on global warming into dollars and cents, using the same principle that the Climate Exchange industry uses in paying carbon credits to farmers.

"Reviewing the chart, people can calculate their personal carbon impacts, and then decide whether or not to use the dollar value of their impacts to support alternative energy projects," Holter says.

People interested in obtaining the free Personal Carbon Impact Calculator card may call HMI at (505) 842-5252 or visit the website, www.holisticmanagement.org.

Holter suggests six other actions people can take to combat global warming:

1. Vote with your dollars. Invest in products and companies that conserve resources (energy-efficient appliances, on-demand water heaters, photovoltaics, etc.).

2. Support low-tech solutions for removing carbon from the air and high-tech solutions for keeping new carbon out.

3. Buy locally grown, organic produce and grass-fed meat and dairy, whose producers avoid using chemicals that hurt land, animals and humans.

4. Increase your ecological literacy. Learn how we can develop symbiotic relationships with Nature so all may thrive.

5. Learn additional ways to reduce your ecological footprint at www.ecologicalfootprint.org

6. Support HMI’s efforts to educate others about using animals to improve land health and sequester carbon.

About the organization:

HMI works internationally with stewards of large land holdings (farmers, ranchers, government agencies, environmental advocacy groups, and others) to make their lands healthier, more productive and more profitable. The methods HMI teaches and implements yield a "triple bottom line" of sustainable environmental, economic, and social benefits.

CONTACT:
Peter Holter
HMI
(505) 842-5252



Article has been adapted from a news release issued by World-Wire. Click here for the original news release.

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