Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Day Dawning


I was going to write a post about baking soda. But then I realized that can wait (look for it in the next few days, however; I do love baking soda). Today is an amazing day, and it's time to stop and take stock for a moment.

I'm glad that the Inauguration takes place in January, ushering in a new year and a new era. No matter who you are, or who you voted for, you've just experienced something historic.

But what does that mean for the environment?

Well, here's what I hope:

In his address, President Obama (just got goosebumps typing that!) asked us to sacrifice. I hope that means folks will sacrifice in little ways, by recycling a bit more, by walking more often, by buying less (okay, maybe that's not a small sacrifice, but I hope it happens).

I hope that the economic stimulus results in more green industry, that we can jump start the economy not by reviving out-of-date industries, like predatory lending and auto manufacturing, but that the conversion to greener technologies can provide jobs for many.

And I hope that a government that believes in the environmental dangers we face will imbue these changes with a sense of urgency, and will value the small steps that people take on a day-to-day basis.

As they say to end all those political speeches: God bless America.

1 comment:

Smith Family said...

Well spoken Catfish. Love your blog by the way!!