Patagonia never fails to inspire me.
Patagonia is preparing for the 2012 election season and will be touring the nation with the band Wilco. Their goal is to register voters and raise awareness about legislation (and the candidates) that will affect the environment for better or worse. Follow this link to learn more.
(I wanted to embed their video, but wordpress wasn’t having any of it.)
If you are curious about how your representatives in congress voted in regards to the environment, take a look at the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard. It has been put together by the League of Conservation Voters.
You can do a quick search by state: http://www.lcv.org/scorecard/
Here are the scores for Washington State representatives.
Or, if you have extra time, you can read the multi-page PDF report: http://www.lcv.org/scorecard/scorecardweb.pdf
To paraphrase Patagonia’s sentiment: Vote for the world you want [your family and descendants] to live in.