Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day 176 of our Green Year: Time To Vote Green!

Well, if you live in Canada then you know that today is election day. This is the time of year when the political parties decide to tell us a bunch of things they won't follow-up on, and we decide to just vote for the people who we voted for last time.

Well, for Layla and I, today was the day to vote Green. You may remember way back in the first couple days of Our Green Year, Layla and I joined the political arm of the Green Party, for whom Layla works as secretary.
For the federal election, we decided to continue our support of the Green Party and vote green. We know there is little chance for the Greens to win, and while we do support the green policy of the Liberal Party, we decided to stick with the plan of supporting the Green Party and voted green.
If it was not for the hectic move we went through, we were going to help volunteer for the Green candidate in our old riding, Andy Morel.

Well, we will see how the government turns out, and we hope Elizabeth May gets elected, but who knows. All we know is that come next election, we will continue our support of the Green Party, as long as they continue supporting the environment.

In case you did not catch it, we have a video of our interview on CBC News on the previous blog. It is a good interview we feel, and it was really cool having CBC out here filming us yesterday!

If you have any green ideas or suggestions, or want to tell us about your own green story, then e-mail us at craigbaird@wildmail.com. You can also send us photos of you going green to the same address!
Some interesting news regarding a little thought of form of pollution; noise pollution. According to a recent study by SFGate.com found that noise pollution is putting 1 in 6 San Francisco residents at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and other stress illnesses. When Layla and I hear this, we are glad to live in an area that is quiet and secluded. We only wish that everyone else had that option as well.