Al Gore may not have spent much time on the environment in his speech last night, but organizers of the Democratic National Convention said they did their darndest to make the convention the most green and waste-free one yet. Last night’s festivities ended, for example, with 700 pounds of 100-percent recyclable confetti being showered on Gore and his supporters (well, at least they got the third R right). Recycling programs were in place for soda cans, cardboard, lights, motor oil, batteries, and newspaper and signs. Delegates were transported to the convention in electric buses owned by Los Angeles, and the convention staff had on hand 175 other alternative-fuel vehicles. The Democrats also took advantage of 12 solar panels already installed at the convention center, providing 330 kilowatt-hours of energy a day.