SOURCE: Care2

November 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Deepak Chopra and Care2 Join Forces in "Action of the Month" Initiative

First Call to Action Challenges Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change and Create Real Solutions for Global Warming

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - With one year left until the presidential election, spiritual leader and peace advocate Deepak Chopra and Care2.com, the largest online community of conscious-consumers with over 7 1/2 million members, hope to create a critical mass of concerned citizens who want to have their voices represented in the presidential debates. In his first of a series of "Action of the Month" initiatives, Chopra urges people to take action on Global Warming. The online petition can be found at www.thepetitionsite.com/deepak and will be highlighted at the San Francisco Green Festival later this week.

By working with Care2.com, Chopra is committed to creating a platform where individuals can make their voices heard. By taking a minute a day, people can sign an online petition that will be sent to candidates, outlining issues that need to be addressed, such as:

--  Imposing a cap on CO2 emissions across the country and sticking to it.
--  Increasing fuel efficiency standards dramatically for commuter
    vehicles as well as commercial trucks.
--  Cleaning up our current electric and other power plants.
--  Investing in alternative, cleaner energies such as wind power, and
    providing incentives for companies who develop and use these technologies.
    

Each month, Chopra will work with Care2.com to present an "Action of the Month" to raise awareness of global issues and give people an opportunity to take action on causes that concern them.

"At this moment, nothing is more important for healing the world than to link all those who believe that we must set forth a new narrative and create a new world where hope, social justice, peace and a sense of sacredness of life prevail," said Deepak Chopra, passionate supporter and spokesperson of Care2, and President and CEO of the Alliance for a New Humanity. "For this, we need to form a critical mass of humanity that influences change at a global scale, to bring together the inner streams of sensitive human beings."

"We are honored to be working with Deepak Chopra," notes Care2 founder and President Randy Paynter. "The 'Action of the Month' program spurs conversation around key political, environmental and health issues, and with our community of over 7 1/2 million members, our goal is to help ignite a movement to make change and make a difference."

About Care2

Care2 (www.care2.com) the largest online community of conscious-consumers, with over 7 1/2 million members and 350 non-profit partners. This leading social networking destination is an action center for people with a passion for leading a healthy and responsible lifestyle. Care2 is building a powerful network of online communities to collectively make a difference in the most important social, health and environmental causes of our time. Care2 also hosts ThePetitionSite.com (www.thepetitionsite.com), which generates millions of advocacy letters to decision makers each year.

About Deepak Chopra (www.deepakchopra.com)

Time Magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." (Time Magazine, June 1999) Chopra is the President and CEO of the Alliance for a New Humanity, a nonprofit formed to support policies, causes and actions that favor respect for life, human dignity, freedom, ecological sustainability and peace. The goal of the Alliance is to help create global communities of personal and social transformation and connect them with each other.

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