Published on November 5th, 2008 | by robinshreeves20
What Should President-Elect Obama’s First Sustainable Act Be?
It’s been unusually quiet here on Sustainablog the past few days. I assume everyone was gearing up for yesterday. Perhaps we were all reading up on the issues we’d be voting for in our individual states. Perhaps we were out canvasing our neighborhoods, encouraging people to vote. Or, perhaps we were simply biting our nails in anticipation of yesterday instead of writing. But yesterday is over, and our country has a new president-elect, Barack Obama.
Congratulations, Senator Obama. You and your family have much to celebrate today. Your victory is historic and symbolic, but more importantly it is real. You will be President of the United States of America. You will be “the most powerful man in the world,” and the eyes of the world are on you. We’ll be looking for those changes you promised. Specifically around this blog, we’ll be looking for the changes you make in the environment.
So readers, I’m asking you, what should the new president do first to improve our environment? What do you want to see him tackle? If I had to guess, I would say that the majority of people who read this blog voted for Barack Obama yesterday. I could be wrong, but I’m probably not. What is it going to take, environmentally, for you to think your vote was well-placed? For those who didn’t vote for him, what could he do, environmentally, that would please you?