Obama Speaks on Great Outdoors InitiativeBy Rocky Thompson on February 18th, 2011
President Obama was joined by business leaders in the outdoors industry in speaking about his initiative to get more people out into nature. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t wear a fish tie. It’s a fairly interesting clip with most of the people in the audience snapping pictures like they’re at the Today Show. What’s the takeaway from this talk? I’m not sure…nature…nature…Teddy Roosevelt…hunting. He does make some interesting points about children and nature, echoing some of the things Richard Louv preaches in his book, Last Child in the Woods. Other good news — we’re paying for environmental initiatives with taxes on oil and gas revenue. Not interested in what Obama has to say about the outdoors? Then take a look at this map of the drunkest nations on earth. It’s awesome.