Carbon Neutral Candidates

Earlier I published a post addressing Obama and McCain's failure to make their campaigns carbon neutral. You can read that post HERE or sign the petition urging them to do so HERE.

Some readers might complain that it is expensive and difficult to make a campaign carbon neutral. Its true that it can be tough, but its not impossible, especially with the cash that Obama has been raking in. If Hillary and Edwards can make the pledge, so can McCain and Obama.

In fact, some other candidates are pledging to make their campaigns carbon neutral this election. Take a look at the list I compiled through a Google search. Its surprisingly short. If you know of any additional candidates that didn't make the list, feel free to post their name in the comments section.

New York City Council -

Eric Gioia - Queens

US House of Representatives -

Ohio - Jane Mitakides, 3rd Congressional District
Colorado - Jared Polis, 2nd Congressional District
Colorado, Will Shafroth, 2nd Congressional District
Pennsylvania - Kathy Dahlkemper, 3rd Congressional District

1 comment:

  1. Anybody auditing to make sure these aren't just empty promises? Politicians are notorious for rationalizing such statements later when it's expedient, having already convinced people they are a "good" person.

    The gas tax "holiday" is a case in point. One candidate is taking the hard path, not pandering. In sound-bites, Obama seems to be against the person who struggles to pay for gas -- but it turns out his bold stand is the one that makes the most sense in terms of what it costs the normal people, and fundamental economic principles, while certain millionaire Senators propose schemes that further enrich big oil companies.