Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Environment Day at the AZ Capitol a big success

Gov. Napolitano with owl

PHOENIX -- I just returned from a great green day at the capitol with many Arizona conservationists.

Today's Environment Day at the Capitol was well attended, with spirited talks by Governor Napolitano, Corporation Commissioner Mayes, State Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson, and other state lawmakers, including some green Republicans.

The focus today was mostly on global warming and air pollution, and the urgent need for clean renewable energy and transportation in Arizona.

Special thanks to Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter for organizing this positive event. Over 20 diverse Arizona environmental, faith, hunting & fishing and public health groups participated. I was there representing Southwest Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Green is the new red, white and blue, and that was clear today at the capitol.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been saying for over a year that I want a bumpersticker called "Green Republican". I just found out there are others like me getting organized, and am so excited.

Stumbled across your site and look forward to learning more. Thanks for being there!