By Marcus Powlowski – TBRR Liberal Candidate
THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Election lawn signs are a staple of political campaigns. They are usually seen as a way to gauge a candidate’s popularity and an effective way to convince voters a lot of other people support you. So they’re a big deal.
But in today’s world, I think we should all be more concerned about the environment.
That’s why I’ve decided to reduce my campaign’s carbon footprint by limiting the number of lawn signs across the riding.
A lot of energy is needed to create the plastic and the metal used to make hundreds of signs. It would be great if they could be recycled. But mostly they just end up as another pile of garbage in a landfill.
Because I am a new candidate and not all that well known, I do intend to place some large signs in strategic locations.
But I have decided to cut in half the number of lawn signs from the last Liberal campaign in the riding.
Nor will my organizers be pushing people to put a sign on their lawn. We’ll let people know signs are available, but they’ll have to ask us for one before we start sending them out the door.
I realize this decision is a departure from the normal way of doing politics, but I’m hoping that voters will appreciate my decision to respect and protect the environment in this way.