AL GORE: Green Energy by 2018

I love Al Gore and wish that man was my daddy! Here’s a video of his speech that challenges us to get our energy dependent asses on the green track within the next 10 years.

We should tax what we burn and not what we earn!

Committed to changing laws and not just light bulbs – whoo hooo!

 

(7/17 Speech)

“There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. In such moments, we are called upon to move quickly and boldly to shake off complacency, throw aside old habits and rise, clear-eyed and alert, to the necessity of big changes. Those who, for whatever reason, refuse to do their part must either be persuaded to join the effort or asked to step aside. This is such a moment. The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more – if more should be required – the future of human civilization is at stake.”

Read eco-daddy’s entire speech at algore.com

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12 Replies to “AL GORE: Green Energy by 2018”

  1. I would totally vote for him if he was running again! I’m scared about either of the candidates being president for this election. :-/

  2. Okay, so no offense to Al Gore, because I love the guy and I agree with what he stands for. But has anyone ever been accused of being “green” just because of him? My aunt and uncle think I should “grow out of this whole green and organic thing” and it’s just a “hoax that Al Gore started.” I’m sorry, I’ve been like this my whole life. Captain Planet and Fern Gully the Last Rainforest scared the crap out of me when I was little. I’ve been worrying about the environment since I can remember. I don’t live green and natural because of Al Gore. I think he’s just helped it become more “Hollywood.” He’s given a voice for us greenies. 🙂 I’m proud to be green and natural, I’m never going to just “grow out of it.”

  3. AL GORE FOR PRESIDENT 2008!!!! Or at least VP in 2008!! Why couldn’t he have been more eco when he WAS in office ~ or at least influentially so???? OR when he DID run for Prez????
    We were on our way back home today and, while driving through South Carolina (NOT a green state, btw!), we saw a billboard for changing lightbulbs to CFLs that was sponsored by the state. My jaw dropped!! This is the thinking and pushing we need, and even MORE of it!!

    1. I’m surprised to hear that SC is not a green state. I thought most states were, because CT is definitely not! We only recycle 1 and 2. I was talking to someone who works at Whole Foods in Maine, and he’s actually from CT. He said that Maine is so far ahead of CT it’s not even funny. He said they’ll recycle all the way up to 7. I’m such an outsider in Ct haha. You wouldn’t believe the amount of SUVs I see in a day. And my town is far behind some of the greener towns in CT. We’re very small, but growing, in the bad way. We’ve knocked so many trees down to build all those big houses that sit on top of eachother. I don’t know why anyone would want to be that close to their neighbor, where they can practically see into their bedrooms. A lot of big businesses are coming in too, like Shaw’s buying out our small grocery store. This town used to be a great place to live, but now it’s turning into a city. Don’t even get me started on the sewage dumping that goes on in our biggest lake.

      1. South Carolina was SO NOT green when I lived there 8 years ago, but apparently it is greening up a little bit. Our town here in VA could really use some work though. The local towns have taken the Mayoral’s Climate Challenge Agreement and are working with companies to try and outline their carbon footprint and work with it, but we’re recycling less than we were only a year ago. Only 1 & 2 plastics, aluminum & bi-metal cans, and newspaper. They do more in Roanoke, but Salem is lagging.
        On the thread of Al Gore though: does anyone feel like he is just capitalizing on the hot “trend”?? I mean, look at how big his house is, how much energy it uses, the cars he drives, and so on. I’ve seen so many things that seem to imply that he really isn’t practicing what he preaches.

        1. Yeah, I didn’t even think of what kind of house he lives in or what car he drives. Good point. I was watching The View one day and they were talking about him and his green preaching, and Elizabeth said that she thinks he’s gone too Hollywood and she doesn’t trust him. I can understand that. I mean, it’s nice to have him educate and preach to people about being green, but you gotta live it, buddy. 🙂

        2. Does he have a clothesline to dry his Al Gore undies on?? 😉 Wouldn’t that be impressive?? Go to the multi-million dollar estates and mansions and find one area outside that they’ve got their clothes out on the lines to dry!!
          It used to be that they (servants most likely, whoever was doing your wash) would lay some of the sheets and whatnot over large rosemary and lavender bushes to dry in order to help scent them. Could you imagine Prince Charles (only truly green mo-fo) having one of his gardens at that estate of his being dedicated and used for something like this? 🙂

        3. Haha, that would be funny. 🙂 Who would have thought that Prince Charles would be green!? lol.

          That’s neat that they would put the wet laundry on rosemary and lavender bushes. How clever. 🙂 How do you know all these neat facts, MamaT? 🙂

        4. Prince Charles is a total greenie Sam! He often travels via yacht because it is more eco-friendly than planes, he has a huge estate with all sorts of gardens, & eco-constructions.
          I am hoping to maybe one day have my gardens set up to where, even if I’m not laying laundry across bushes, I can have them blowing around them.
          I don’t remember how I found out that fact. I am really interested in history and the way things used to be done.

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