Vice President Biden and Rock the Green Inaugural Ball

Vice President Biden and Rock the Green Inaugural Ball

The Green Ball was as close to a waste-free event as I've ever seen, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment given the hundreds of people in attendance. All cutlery and dishes were reuseable, and food waste was composted. Organizers also offered to recycle the badges we were given to gain entry to the ball, but I decided to hold on to mine. You never take politics for granted in Washington; with the next election "only" four years away and the future as uncertain as it always is, this could be the last green ball I attend for some time. I'm keeping my badge as a prized souvenir.

National Wildlife Federation, the primary green sponsor for the Ball, invited the Twittersphere to attend virtually by tweeting their hopes for the future to #greenwish. The wishes ran in a continuous and inspiring newsfeed around the stage all night long. NWF COO Jaime Matyas, one of the evening's emcees, said her #greenwish for the future was that all kids could enjoy more time outdoors in Nature.

What's your #greenwish? It's not too late to let the world know, whether you went to the Green Inaugural Ball or not.

~Diane MacEachern

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