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Adopt the Sky Before it's Too Late Answered

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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LasVegas
LasVegas

12 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.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 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?

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 12 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).

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rachel
rachel

12 years ago

mine is over Virginia

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acer73
acer73

12 years ago

I saved a bit of washington, if only i could save a chunk of arizona

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sardines454
sardines454

12 years ago

I got a piece of sky over Delaware!

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

What a great way to get a little more income!

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ongissim
ongissim

12 years ago

I got a bit of Wisconsin! Now, the milk shall be pure. :-)

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Skyfinity
Skyfinity

12 years ago

I have adopted a cube of air over South Dakota, so all the buffalo can breath.

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tomonto
tomonto

12 years ago

i own connecticutt(air)!

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lebowski
lebowski

Reply 12 years ago

i got alabama!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

12 years ago

I got a bit of New York air. Yum!