Friday, March 21, 2008
My Candidate Is Greener Than Your Candidate
Thank goodness for the complete and well-rounded media attention focused on the 2008 presidential election because I was beginning to feel a lack of personal connection with the candidates. Almost. Courtesy of the endless one-on-one interviews, up to date campaign trail coverage, and daily nook and cranny attention to detail, we all know where the candidates stand on some of the most critical issues: favorite foods, celebrity endorsers, and traditional Somali tunic size.
Although these nuggets of personal information bring the voter closer to their candidate and in turn forge a bond and perhaps even a de facto relationship between leader and constituent, their are some equally important issues to think about which are under covered by the mainstream media.
So it is with that in mind that strongly suggest TreeHugger.com with its at a glance presidential green record. For instance, Barack Obama supports country-of-origin labels for food and has voiced support for labeling genetically modified foods. He also co-sponsored the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, the most stringent climate bill in the Senate. Hilary Clinton calls for a Green Building Fund through which the federal government would allocate $1 billion annually to states to make grants or low-interest loans to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, such as schools, police stations, firehouses, and offices.
Tree Hugger comes through big time with this comprehensive and easy to follow break down of the candidates environmental stances.