personally i think that environmentalist types should target big business (office buildings, etc) more than they do... In my city a friend was doing electrical work in a mansion (owned by Daryl Katz) in this mansion, the furnace runs 24/7/365 when it gets too warm the AC kicks on... There are office buildings that I've heard about in my city that have the same system... good job!
And so far our government is too corporate to enact legislation to reduce imports and encourage domestic industry (VAT, anyone?). More production means higher employment, which also (hopefully) means fewer tax dollars going to welfare, which is simply redistribution of wealth from those who work to those who aren't working.
Now, how far into the negative will this one get me on here?