Since 1970, Americans have set aside April 22 to celebrate the wonders of the big blue-green globe we call Earth — and to renew our resolve to protect it for our children and grandchildren.
On this Earth Day, I want to remind us all that there is no more time to waste.
The respected writer Thomas Freidman has a warning call to signal the importance of what we must do to save and protect our world and our incredibly beautiful state.
He calls it Code Green — a call to arms if you will — to reverse climate change, to make our world safer, and to create a green 21st century economy — all by reducing our use of fossil fuels.
And I firmly believe Washington State — where innovation is part of our very DNA — will lead the way and serve as a model for the country.
A green economy is not just a politically correct slogan for a bumper sticker. Neither our environment nor our economy can survive if we continue to depend so heavily on oil. It’s as simple as that. Oil is too expensive, too volatile, and the rest of the world’s growing populations are too happy to use it as much as we do. So why do we keep fo... Read more