Published on October 23rd, 2008 | by Reenita Malhotra2
Watch This Video: Which President Will Plant a Food Garden in the White House?
As we get closer to the election polls, citizens want the two Presidential candidates to listen closely to the voice of America. Brighter Planet and 1Sky, recently conceived a user generated video contest in partnership with Vimeo.com to call for citizens to speak to the next President of America about climate change.
This particular video came in at third place. It calls for the President to lead by example on climate change by planting a food garden in the White House. Says Roger Doiron, the creator,
“This video was made to support the “Eat the View” campaign, a citizen-powered effort to petition the next President to show leadership on global issues such as climate change and food security by converting part of the White House’s 18 acre grounds back into an edible landscape. It made sense in the past for the “First Family” to eat foods grown close to home and – given the climate challenge – it makes sense again. It features me, Roger Doiron, digging a new organic garden on my white house lawn with an invitation to the next President to do the same.
Recently, we have seen Presidential candidate, Obama dance on the Ellen Degeneres Show and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin do a cameo on Saturday night Live. But who if any will actually follow the example set here? Will any of them actually put their money where their mouth is when it comes to taking action on climate change?
Take a look at this video.