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Hi all. Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post for one of my fave Indy nonprofits, People for Urban Progress. They had asked me to offer up my thoughts on Bill Gates’ annual letter that focused on carbon-free energy.
Bill came up with a pretty convincing equation to reduce carbon emissions (I’m a big fan of that!) and he merged the issue of clean energy with environmental justice (also a fan), but he lost me with the desire to have more Elmo and Taylor Swift (OK, OK, sort of a fan.).
Will you share your comments and insights in regard to Bill’s letter and/or my blog on the PUP Facebook post? I want to know what messages speak to you. Does creating more opportunities for people in Africa inspire you to be an environmentalist? Or is it that cheap, clean energy would create more jobs to stimulate the economy? What about reducing cases of asthma in children by decreasing our dependence on coal?
Admittedly, I’m a die-hard greenie. I choose a green lifestyle because I love the Earth. I direct my professional and personal energies into environmental issues because I want to take care of this beautiful place I call home. Sure, I care about other issues, but for once I’d love for an environmental issue to rise up and matter — not because it will boost our economy or solve some social issue — because taking care of this place is relevant to everyone!