With apologies to James Carville who helped Bill Clinton win an election in 1992 by making sure his candidate and the campaign stayed focused on the economy with a similar admonition. Wouldn't it be refreshing if a candidate or candidates running for President in 2008 put the same emphasis on the environment. Voters will always care about the economy - that is a given. But it would seem that there is a growing consensus among the vox populi that we had better start paying attention to Mother Earth. If this is true, the candidates will not be far behind.
Today is Blog Action Day. More than 15,000 blogs are focusing attention on a single issue - the environment. My two cents worth is that unless we do begin to take all actions large and small to impact the future of our planet in a positive way, nothing else will matter someday. Most especially the economy.
Andrea is already in the mix today with a simple message from a young man who understands that each one of us can make a difference with our actions. Another action bloggers can take is to join up with others of us over at Razoo.com and make a difference every day in ways both large and small. Check it out. And Alicia and Brady always know of good links when it comes to the environment (and of course fair trade.) Alicia recommends The Accidental Environmentalist as a place to get good ideas and fresh thinking about taking care of our planet.
So tonight, make sure you turn the lights off when you leave a room; try to use a little less water in the house but make sure your flowers and trees have enough to drink; and, take one less trip in the car each week. These seem like little things, but they are all doable. It takes 21 days to form new habits. Today is a good day to start some for all of us.