Thankfully, President Obama is getting it. He may not exactly embrace a diamond-cut life (for instance, he keeps his thermostat up and drinks bottled water), yet that’s nothing in light of the bigger-picture changes he has been initiating at a lickety-split pace. The below, rounded up from Huffington Post, are in addition to Michelle Obama’s White House vegetable garden.
- Appointing proven green-collar job-creator Van Jones to an advisory role
- Letting states instigate stricter carbon emissions standards for cars (i.e. California)
- Stating that science rather than political ideology will shape environmental policy
- Having a smart energy grid be part of the stimulus package
There is so much change that urgently needs to happen. Green needs to become the new normal, a synonoym for being sensible and living in reality.