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Stop Going Green

Stop Going Green

Baltimore environmentalist and executive director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Mike Tidwell, made national news this week as a result of his essay To Really Save The Planet, Stop Going Green published in the Washington Post.  Many on the left and the right have used the title of the essay as fodder for rants on talk shows, blogs, etc., however, at the core of all the fuss is a well thought out article appointed with a provocative title.  In it Tidwell explains that, despite the fact green mania appears to have taken hold (“Look honey, another Vanity Fair Green Issue!”), very few of us are actually taking action.

From the article…

Even today, only 10 percent of our household light bulbs are compact fluorescents. Hybrids account for only 2.5 percent of U.S. auto sales. One can almost imagine the big energy companies secretly applauding each time we distract ourselves from the big picture with a hectoring list of “5 Easy Ways to Green Your Office.”

For the full article click here.

If you haven’t already read the article, please do.  It is a fascinating read.

For Baltimore City residents: Should you feel the need to take action, below is a list of current Baltimore City Senate and House Representatives and their contact information.

SENATE:

DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City)
Catherine E. Pugh (D)

DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City)
Lisa A. Gladden (D)

DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)
Joan Carter Conway (D)

DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City)
Verna L. Jones Rodwell (D)

DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City)
Nathaniel J. McFadden (D)

DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City)
George W. Della, Jr. (D)

HOUSE:

2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III
(D)

3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
John P. Sarbanes
(D)

7th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Elijah E. Cummings
(D)