Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Apply yourself.

The following note was forwarded to the EcoAction Committee email list today. It makes such a good point that I had to share it.
From: Ronald Hardy
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:19 AM
Subject: [greens] 3 Greens appointed to Energy & Environment Board

In Oshkosh, where the Mayor recently signed onto the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, the Mayor also has reinstated a long dormant citizen board called the Energy and Environment Advisory Board. Of the eight citizens and one councilor just appointed to this board, three of them are Green Party members: Justin Mitchell (co-chair, LWGP), Bob Poeschl (former co-chair, WIGP), and myself (co-chair, WIGP). Also named to the board were Steve Barney and Dani Stolley, both active with the Oshkosh Earth Charter.

How did three Greens get appointed to a board like this? We simply applied.

Apply yourselves locally, help change the world.

I am certain that Roger Gray would appreciate this, as he is in a similar position in Pasadena.


Elizabeth said...

We can all apply ourselves very locally - in our house, office, and anywhere the light shines...I am working with Southern California Edison to promote CFLs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs). Visit and replace at least one regular lightbulb with a CFL – you’ll reduce your energy consumption enough to prevent the burning of nearly 500 pounds of coal over the lifetime of a CFL. That's 1,300 pounds LESS carbon dioxide and 20 pounds LESS sulfur dioxide released into our atmosphere - all for changing just one lightbulb. See more at

Roger, Gone Green said...

Absolutely! We have a similar commission . . . and it is, really, often just a matter of applying!