Is America ready for a surfing president? It turns out that Obama, who grew up in Hawaii, has spent some time on a sufboard- this fact came to light after he ran into a few of the industry giants at a fundraising about a year ago. A few cocktails later, he had his very own custom board.
It’s amazing to think that the elected president of the United States has ridden waves.
The Opportunity We’ve Been Waiting For
The election of Barack Obama as the next U.S. President opens up enormous opportunities for America – and for the world. With the economy in shambles and the world’s ecosystems in even deeper debt, the transition comes not a moment too soon.
At a time when millions of people are losing their jobs and traditional manufacturing industries are shrinking, the transition to electric cars, energy-efficient green buildings, wind power, and solar energy represents the largest economic opportunity the world has seen in decades. U.S. leadership in building a green economy will inspire similar efforts from Europe to China – and will allow the world to address the looming climate catastrophe.
Worldwatch and its partners are excited to provide our newest leaders in Washington with a road map to a green economy.