Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

This is what Angelo wrote on his blog today (October 15, 2007):

Blog Action Day

Posted by The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate:

Post on your blog relating to the environment on Blog Action Day
Donate your day’s earnings to an environmental charity
Promote Blog Action Day around the web

Thanks for the reminder, Angelo. I meant to point this out so we can participate in this Blog Action Day when I first saw it promoted by Google, but got distracted.

Anyhow, this is what I wrote about the environment today for a special supplement which the Tribune will be publishing on the candidates:


I have been a staunch advocate of our environment. In April 2006, I shared a vision I had to unite government, private, and community volunteers to work collaboratively to enhance our environment and make the CNMI a better place to live and visit. That vision is called Beautify CNMI! The phenomenal success of Beautify CNMI! Earned this campaign a 2007 EPA Award and inspired others groups in the CNMI and elsewhere. This year, I was the principal author of a bill that would require the CNMI to be one of the leaders in addressing our global warming concerns. The passage of this legislation in the House resulted in my receiving a personal congratulatory letter from former Vice President Al Gore, who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on this issue. I will continue to work on getting critical environmental laws passed and will continue to support the tough enforcement of those laws to protect our natural resources and overall environment. This is our home; we can, and must, take better care of it.

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