Yahoo! Green suggests that as Americans, people can star going green by researching the recipient of their votes.
Where to start:
- Grist’s Election 2008 Candidate Chart — See where the presidential candidates stand on climate and energy issues.
- League of Conservation Voters National Environmental Scorecard — Search for your Congressional reps and see how they’ve voted on green issues.
- Natural Resources Defense Council: U.S. Law & Policy— Get fact sheets on current environmental legislation and more info. about the big picture.
- Why environmentalists should vote — From Grist’s Ask Umbra, hear what to do even if you don’t agree with the system but care about the planet.
- We Can Solve It — Learn how to be an advocate for change with these simple tips.
- U.S. House of Representatives — Find your reps and contact them about what matters to you.
- U.S. Senate — Tell your senators how you feel about environmental legislation.
So I also found a few interesting links on the page:
- US to stop coal emissions
- Leaps and bounds in one year. (especially with the World Bank’s initiative to add “Green Costs” (self-coined) to economics)
- solar-powered is better than coal/oil-powered electric vehicles
- people thinking about installing sustainable fixtures and at home like a bidet
- Going one step further in the lavatory – tubeless tissue rolls