QotD: Taiwan loves LOHAS, Thanks to Obama (and Bush?), White House goes Green (LEED!).

Via on Sep 16, 2009

Wish our President talked this way.

“I look forward to see Taiwan become a country where every citizen exercises regularly and leads a lifestyle of health and sustainability (LOHAS),” [the Taiwanese President] added.

Wait, I forgot, the Obamas put (back) in a White House Victory Garden and now a Farmers’ Market, and are working on getting the White House LEED certified. Not half bad.

white house leed obama

Via Inhabitat:

“…Both Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton made upgrades to the White House and cut energy use, and George W. Bush installed a small photovoltaic system and two solar water-heating systems.”

Come again? Bush put in solar? Not as much as Carter, which Reagan took back out, I’m sure…still, whodathunk?

Join: Elephant’s Summer 2015 Academy: a Certificate Apprenticeship in Social Media, Journalism Ethics & Editing.

Facebook is in talks with major corporate media about pulling their content into FB, leaving other sites to wither or pay up if we want to connect with you, our readers. Want to stay connected before the curtain drops?
Sign up for our curated, quality newsletters below.

Incorrect source, offensive, or found a typo? Email us (please put title in subject bar of email so we'll be able to fix). Or do you want to write for Elephant?
{Waylon H. Lewis C Enterprises 2015: Use Rights in perpetuity. Ownership remains with author.}

About elephant journal

elephant journal is dedicated to "bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society." We're about anything that helps us to live a good life that's also good for others, and our planet. >>> Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>> elephant's been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter's Shorty Awards for #green content...two years running. >>> Get involved: > Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter. > Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook. > Write: send article or query. > Advertise. > Pay for what you read, help indie journalism survive and thrive. Questions? info elephantjournal com


One Response to “QotD: Taiwan loves LOHAS, Thanks to Obama (and Bush?), White House goes Green (LEED!).”

  1. Lite Green says:

    It's actually not a surprise. (The George Bush part, I mean.) Considering that his Crawford, TX ranch is solar powered, geothermal heated and uses rainwater and other reclaimed water sources. Al Gore buys carbon offsets to ease his conscience about his lavish Tenn. home. So who's really walking the walk, I ask you?

Leave a Reply