It’s not easy being green. Especially with two million people coming. They’ll recycle a few things, no doubt. They’ll do just enough to get some green p.r. But the Inauguration is going to leave a large carbon footprint, what with all the celebrities showing up in their private jets and SUVs.
And it’s not easy being green during a recession either. The voluntary carbon trade business is going in the tank. And cap-and-trade legislation will no doubt be pushed back. Emissions will decline on their own during the recession. But the people making the green off the green, like Al Gore’s investment company, will suffer. Gee, that’s too bad.