When looking for the next candidate for whatever office we look at whether the candidate is good for us. What are his/her ideal? Is s/he a good manager? Does s/he understand micro and macro finances? … oh yeah, and is s/he good for the environment?
Environmental organizations launched a campaign yesterday to evaluate candidates according to their environmental record ahead of November’s municipal elections in Israel.
“We also certainly intend to point out candidates who have a problematic past with respect to the environment,” attorney Alona Schaefer, director of the umbrella organization Life and Environment, told a press conference. The campaign was launched under the slogan “Green Now.”
Politicians are scrutinized based upon various records. It’s fantastic that now we can see if they truly care about the city they will be leading. Poverty, programming and building plans are all important. But without the eco-outlook something serious is missing in any candidates vision for the future of the city they wish to lead.