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Green inaugural ball

A week ago on January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.  That evening, numerous balls were held around Washington D.C. to celebrate President Obama’s historic victory.  One of them, the Green Inaugural Ball, was hosted by a solar-powered data center, AISO.net.  All aspects of the ball were planned with the environment in mind, from the organic food and beverages to printed materials made of recycled paper.  While the President did not actually attend this ball, it wasn’t because he doesn’t support protecting the environment and fighting climate change.  Just 6 days into his presidency, Obama has already started to take action on these issues.  (More to come on this later)

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