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Fundamentally Green

Yesterday on National Public Radio, they did a segment on evangelical churches going “green”, i.e. environmentally conscious, and the problems it was causing the Republican party, who count on fundamental support.

Many of the churches are focusing on our stewardship of the environment, and setting up all kinds of recycle programs, calling in their “environmental tithe: (10% of your income.)

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The problem is, the Democratic party is the party focused on the environment. So with the November elections coming up, NPR was examining how the shift in thinking will influence the voting.

There are other issues on which Democrats and Republicans differ – my guess is that those issues will have more influence on how people vote. But it is interesting that the “green” issue was raised – it could be a growing influence. The baby-boom generation are still a big voting bloc, and things may shift as they near retirement, and focus differently.

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October 27, 2006 - Posted by | Communication, Political Issues, Random Musings, Social Issues

4 Comments »

  1. Nature finds a way!

    Comment by JOAN OF ARC | October 28, 2006 | Reply

  2. Green is getting more mainstream every day. Even big companies are starting to find that they can actually be MORE profitable by going green and reducing their carbon footprints. Still a long way to go, but progress is progress.

    Comment by earthling | October 28, 2006 | Reply

  3. Joan and Earthling – Green going mainstream gives me a thrill, makes me want to dance. Each person doing a small share in stewardship of this sweet planet, this makes me celebrate! Yes! Progress is progress! We need recycling in Kuwait, some beginning of trash consciousness, of OUR being responsible for our waste and our footprint.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 28, 2006 | Reply

  4. Earthling – I think I know you! Do you participate in the SETI program?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 28, 2006 | Reply


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