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Adopt the Sky Before it's Too Late

This is one of the coolest environmental action websites I have seen. So help keep our air clean and the EPA in check by signing the petition.

http://www.adoptthesky.org/

From treehugger.com:

The website encourages people to "adopt the sky" by signing a petition that assigns them to a virtual square-mile of sky over one of many dirty areas in the country. The interface screen resembles a foggy sky with little floating air molecules representing the names, home and adopted state locations and messages of users who've signed onto the petition.

Read the full article here:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/adopt_the_sky.php

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LasVegas6 years ago
As it is... I currently own a small cone of sky directly over my property. Unfortunately, airplanes have an easement to cross over. I can't charge them for it. I'm also not allowed to claim stars, planets and space junk that pass through.
ll.13 LasVegas6 years ago
So if I buy (or adopt) a piece of sky above my house, I cannot control that airspace!? Is it seriously worth it?
LasVegas ll.136 years ago
Technically, if you own the land your house is on, you own the sky above it as well as the earth, forming a cone from the very center of the earth projecting into infinity. In most USA states, the state reserves the mineral rights for the earth below your land and easement to the airspace above it. In some situations, you can only own the airspace that your home occupies. This is especially true when you own a condominium (apartment).
rachel6 years ago
mine is over Virginia
acer736 years ago
I saved a bit of washington, if only i could save a chunk of arizona
sardines4546 years ago
I got a piece of sky over Delaware!
ll.136 years ago
What a great way to get a little more income!
ongissim6 years ago
I got a bit of Wisconsin! Now, the milk shall be pure. :-)
Skyfinity6 years ago
I have adopted a cube of air over South Dakota, so all the buffalo can breath.
tomonto6 years ago
i own connecticutt(air)!
Me too!
lebowski (author)  tomonto6 years ago
i got alabama!
I got a bit of New York air. Yum!