Looking like some third world country, trash litters the National Mall in Washington, DC following the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama January 20, 2009
It was supposed to be the greenest Inauguration in history. Environmental groups bragged about "rolling out the green carpet:"
For all you environmentally forward thinkers out there, don’t fret, as this year’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is one step ahead. The Committee has teamed up with the EPA to make sure environmental impact is minimized wherever possible. From recycle bins that will line the National Mall to recycled carpet runners, the Committee has taken great measures to reduce the environmental footprint of the event.And the result?
The inaugural event will likely leave a substantial carbon footprint due to the expected numbers in attendance, but efforts like these are decreasing that impact in valuable ways, and it’s a great way to start a new administration!
Crowds leave cups, gloves even flags on MallYeah, great green start hunh? Just another example of "do as we say, not as we do" environmentalism.
By Associated Press
POSTED: 07:30 p.m. EST, Jan 20, 2009
WASHINGTON: Inaugural revelers are lucky they didn't get fined for littering.
As crowds cleared the city today, their trash covered the National Mall and Washington Monument grounds after President Barack Obama's inauguration.
They left behind plastic bottles, newspapers, food wrappers, gloves and even American flags they had been waving.