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White House launches Earth Day site

By Juliet Eilperin

Can't get enough of the Earth Day festivities? Try logging onto the White House's new Earth Day Web site.

The Web site not only includes a video of Obama touting Earth Day's importance, it directs you to a handy list of "Pick 5 for the Environment," allowing you to select from a menu of 10 green activities, such as conserving water, recycling and testing your home for radon.

Now, it might be worth noting that Obama tells Americans in the video, "I want you to take action -- in your home or your community; at your school or your business -- to improve our environment. It can be as simple as riding the bus or the subway to work, making your home more energy efficient, or organizing your neighbors to clean up a nearby park."

And let's be honest -- neither the president nor the first lady takes the D.C. subway. Michelle Obama even complained she'd like to ride the metro in a just-published issue of Condé Nast Traveler.

But we're confident she and Barack Obama will be testing the White House for radon any day now, and you can't get a more eco-friendly commute than walking downstairs to work every morning (as long as you ignore all those Air Force One flights Obama takes to business meetings with other world leaders).

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Juliet Eilperin

 |  April 13, 2010; 10:50 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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