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

Via elephant journal
on Sep 16, 2009
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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?


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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?