July 17, 2008

Moving Forward on Green Solutions

While George W Bush congratulates himself and his administration for stopping constructive action on global warming, others are not waiting for him. This Sunday's Netroots Nation keynote speech is to be given by Van Jones, president and founder of Green For All, an innovative approach to creating Green Collar Jobs. What's even cooler, Gavin Newsom will be introducing him.

In California there is no question about whether the green agenda is one of the top concerns of politicians and people. Newsom's own San Francisco has long been a leader in focusing on how to do better with the environment. And they expect to be able to do much more.

One final point, it seems this year there is finally a real focus on the environment at Netroots Nation. About time, I say.

Al Gore has issued the wake-up challenge: a carbon-free America in 10 years. That might sound like an aggressive goal, but it's the right goal for putting things right.

Posted by Mary at July 17, 2008 01:17 PM | Environment | Technorati links |

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Gore didn't suggest "a carbon-free America" per se, but actually said our electricity production should be carbon-free in a decade. Still a very ambitious and laudable goal, but not quite the same as carbon-free.

Now, where do I attach the crank on this laptop?

Posted by: Chard at July 18, 2008 01:02 PM

All the people of America would have to work hard to make America carbon free. We should come together& start a revolution for healthy America.

Posted by: Julia at July 19, 2008 12:46 PM