I always thought George W. Bush got a bum rap by people who said he didn’t care about the environment. Actions speak louder than words and when you take into account the geothermal system he installed on his ranch in Crawford before he became President and the solar energy systems he just installed on his new Presidential Center in Dallas, the criticisms leveled against him that he isn’t environmentally conscious just don’t hold water:
Officials at the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas say they’ve received a top certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the center’s energy and environmental design. The center’s president, Mark Langdale, said Thursday the designation reflects the former president and his wife’s longstanding commitment to conservation and caring for the land. The Bush Center uses roofing systems that reduce heating and cooling demands, solar panels for electricity and hot water, regional building materials to cut down transportation demands and rainwater recycling for irrigation.