Boy, this little guy is pretty intriguing, isn't he?
He's either had a tough night, or he's really good at making himself unnoticeable. He's definitely not a glamour moth like this one.
I just realized that I am numbering these wrong. Dammit.
Al Gore. The WE Campaign. You can read the text of Gore's speech from last Thursday here - or listen to it in the video below. And take a look at No Impact Man - for some additional thoughts (and an interesting, fun blog). And then - Al Gore's surprise visit to the Networks Nation conference.
You know, I've been reading alot of negative responses and thoughts about the whole going 'green' thing - either folks want all or nothing - or they want it at a lower cost than current energy costs - or, they're just uncomfortable about what 'change' will mean to their comfortable lives. Frankly, I want to see if T. Boone Pickens can make some headway - hell, I don't mind if a Texas oil guy makes money in the wind business instead. I think it's alot of baby steps - little changes that globally result in big changes - and old technologies coming back (rain barrels!) and new technologies coming forward.
I love this stuff because it makes sense. We need to get the price of icynene down to where we all can afford it. We need to quit taking our leaves to the landfill - and leaving them on our land. Grow your own lettuce in the winter. I'm tring to build a LEED certified home, and I'm saying 'no' to a paved driveway because...is it really necessary? I could go on, but I need to go back out into my garden and weed before it gets crazy-hot. But I guess how I feel is that we can all do something here - and the things we need to do aren't necessarily big or expensive. Just do something. It becomes contagious.
We need to begin to live a little differently - and the change could be good.
(And yeah, I like Al Gore.)