Former Vice President Al Gore has spent a quarter-century grappling with the environmental and political issues surrounding global warming. Now - at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards - one year after Hurricane Katrina showed us the devastating consequences of climate change - Gore is challenging you to stand up and actually do something to save our earth. And he is serious.
And so are you. In our most recent MTV poll - for the first time ever - you told us that the environment is the most important issue your generation will face.
So what can you do right now to help save Mother Earth? Did you know that if all of us replaced five standard light bulbs in our homes with Compact Florescent (CFL) bulbs, together we would keep more than one trillion pounds of greenhouse gases out of our air - the equivalent of taking 8 million cars off the road!