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Roses are Red, Campaigns Should be Green?

February 14, 2007

Candidates trekking through New Hampshire are being asked to not leave "footprints" - pollution footprints, that is. Peter Lehner (LAY-ner) with the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund says campaigns can generate a lot of greenhouse gas pollution, and they're being asked to off-set that pollution by using hybrid vehicles, compact fluorescent light bulbs and recycled materials.


Politics can be dirty business - and this Valentine's Day, candidates are being asked to clean things up in New Hampshire....literally. Peter Lehner with the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund says candidates trekking through the Granite State shouldn't leave global warming pollution footprints. He says there are some simple things that can be done...


"In New Hampshire, a candidate can use compact fluorescent bulbs in all their offices. And one of those bulbs will use one-tenth the amount of energy a standard incandescent bulb will use."

Lehner says using hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles instead of big gas-guzzlers can make a big difference, too. For pollution that's unavoidable, like flying, he says candidates can purchase "carbon credits" that can be used to invest in clean energy technologies in New Hampshire.

Lehner says global warming is a problem that crosses party lines, and Presidential candidates have an opportunity to be leaders on the climate change issue...


"They can obviously speak about climate change and the importance of strong action at the state and federal level, but they can also act individually, in their case how they run their campaign."

New Hampshire

Politics can be dirty business - and this Valentine's Day, candidates are being asked to clean things up in New Hampshire....literally. Deborah Smith reports.

Peter Lehner is at 202-513-6240, he has a copy of the letters sent to candidates, asking them to run "green" campaigns.


Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - NH