We came together because of our frustration with SUVs, the US oil
and environmental policies, and our desire to make people think
about the impact of their consumer choices has on their neighbors.
We started out as three creative people with an idea, but received
such a great response, with over a hundred people turning out to
help ticket boston and surrounding neighborhoods. You bet we got
attention. Look at all our media coverage
after just a few days of ticketing!
Since the organized action, we have had many requests from people
all over the country who want to get in on the act. Now you all
can join the National Ticketing Effort, we hope to hear from you
have a huge impact on all of us, whether we're trying to cross the
street, cycle safely to work, or make effective environmental policy.
Because we don't agree with the values the SUV represents, and we
won't be silent. Despite a looming energy crisis, widespread acceptance
of global warming (1),and
a mounting national dependence on foreign oil (2,3)
the U.S. fuel economy is at a 20-year low, and Americans are back
to buying gas-guzzling behemothslike SUVs (sport utility vehicles).
Many SUVs get just 13 miles per gallon. SUVs spew out 43% more global-warming
pollution and 47% more air pollution than an average car (4).
Back in 1985,
SUVs accounted for only 2% of new vehicle sold
(5) and went relatively unnoticed in the national
consciousness. Now, with SUVs accounting for the largest share of
new vehicle sales in the U.S.(6),
these fuel suckers have overrun the minds, media, and roadways of
May, 2003 - National Bike Week - Our campaign goes National with
a ticketing event in each US state. Email
us to get involved - We need volunteers!
The Ticket! A Video Documentary Project. Independent Filmmaker
Lynn Weissman has begun filming for her documentary, Thats
the Ticket! This eco-political video will spotlight the snowballing
movement, by chronicling the story of Earth on Emptys National
SUV Ticketing Project.
Email us about how
to help, we need video of people ticketing!
Out your Own Ticket!
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Gelbspan R. A modest
proposal to stop global warming. Sierra: 63-67, May/June 2001
Jackson D. When war is over, oil
dealers will be the winners. Boston Globe. Oct. 12, 2001, A23
Sweer JF. Throw
the SUV's overboard! Salon.com, Nov. 14, 2001.
The Sierra Club SUV
Roberts P. Bad Sports, Harper's Magazine. April 2001.
Krieger T., Welsh LA. Polk Automotive Intelligence. Polk
Study shows SUV Sales Up Despite Gas Cost. January 4, 2001