Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Joe Biden loves the environment too!

I am going to begin pointing out prominent people who are lovers of the environment. These people can serve to inspire, educate and help us reach our goals to begin healing the Earth. When I read this article on a website called Grist, I thought Joe Biden would be the perfect first person to recognize for his leadership and forward thinking with regard to environmental issues:

"Joe Biden, Barack Obama's running mate, has earned an 83 percent lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters during his 35 years representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate, voting fairly consistently with environmentalists and the mainstream of his party. In 2007, while running for president, he said "energy security" was his top priority, and argued that he was well-suited to deal with the challenge thanks to years of experience on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which he now chairs. Biden is also a big booster of biofuels."

If you want to learn more, click here for an interview . My favorite quote (which falls right in line with the Advocate of Green motto) is his answer to what his family is doing, personally, to help the environment:

"A little thing we've begun to do is replace all the traditional light bulbs in our house with fluorescent light bulbs. I introduced a bill to promote compact fluorescent light bulbs. If every family in America changed just one bulb, we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 7 million tons per year. There are a lot of little things we can do to make a gigantic change."

Go ahead Joe! Watch Joe Biden discuss moving towards renewable energy (the sound isn't great but if you turn up your volume you will be able to hear him.)