“Why are you placing so much hope on Barack Obama becoming President? It is up to you, and all the other citizens to make changes.”
This is a refrain that comes up a lot, including from some La Marguerite readers.
I say, this is a false debate. The answer is, we need both a competent leader, and responsible citizens. A new President who understands and places sustainability, climate change solutions, and energy independence on top of the national agenda. Citizens who believe in their power to make a difference, in their support of new environmental policies, and in their daily lives. One without the others won’t work, and vice versa. The last few years should be proof enough.