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I'm A Giver

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I just caught Representative Henry Waxman on CNN and was reminded of something. I had the opportunity to have lunch with the congressman a few weeks ago. He seemed very ardent about the environment and using alternative fuels. So I asked him why the Capitol isn't using clean energy; I said it would be a great symbolic stand. Waxman told me that was a good idea, and I swear I saw his aide scribbling furiously out of the corner of my eye. So imagine how tickled I felt when a week later Nancy Pelosi announced a green initiative for the Capitol and surrounding buildings. I'm not saying Waxman told her about my idea, but it would be nice if we started referring to the initiative as the Sacha Zimmerman Green the Capitol plan. America, you're welcome.

--Sacha Zimmerman

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