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Schwarzenegger visits Shaklee for Earth Day

Governor praises nutritional supplement producer's efforts on Million Dreams Million Trees Campaign

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid a visit to nutritional supplement producer Shaklee Corp. Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies on a three-stop schedule for Earth Day festivities.

The governor was joined by Dr. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her environmental work, and Shaklee CEO Roger Barnett.

The three ceremoniously planted the one millionth tree as part of the Million Dreams Million Trees Campaign to raise awareness of global climate change by planting trees across North America.

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and her daughter Megan were in attendance.

Before reaching Pleasanton, the governor made two stops in the Los Angeles area. First, he joined Wal-Mart officials to announce the expansion of its solar power program in California. Wal-Mart will be adding solar panels on 10 to 20 additional Wal-Mart facilities, generating 20 to 22 MW of renewable energy--the equivalent of powering more than 2,600 homes.

He then attended the opening of a Cool Globes exhibit in Los Angeles, a public art project consisting of 60 giant globes that illustrate simple ways for individuals to take action against global warming.

Comments

Posted by Dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I was glad to see Gov. Schwarzenegger spending his money at Starbucks in Dublin at Village Parkway and Amador Valley this afternoon at 2:30. Heavens knows, we need the sales tax dollars.

I was surprised at how many customers were not paying attention to his presence while he was in line. The only reason I picked up on him was due to the man-in-black, i.e, his security, standing within eyeshot of me. Then, I looked to the right of the MIB and saw the Governor. Gov Schwarzenegger could have walked in and not be noticed. His security detail, along with the two black Suburbans, were more obvious than a blue moon.

Got to give him credit, he walked in to get his own coffee. Could have given the MIB the order but he was out there in the public eye. I know, he may have been out for exposure and adoration but my gut is that it was not the case. Anyway, it was good to see him in our town too.


Posted by artlover, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

I'm so bummed that I didn't know about this!


Posted by Dale, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 23, 2009 at 9:47 am

I don't get, I'm asked to ride my cycle to work while President Obama fires up Air Force One to check on windmills in Iowa and Governor Schwarzenegger flies all over California?


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I don't get, I'm asked to ride my cycle to work while President Obama fires up Air Force One to check on windmills in Iowa and Governor Schwarzenegger flies all over California?

all part of the economic stimulus package. you get less so they get more.


Posted by sue, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

My husband works at Shaklee and we were guests for the day. We loved meeting the Mayor and taking a family picture with her! It was a special event to have the Governor in attendance, but it was really great to have our Mayor there! My kids were so excited!

Sue


Posted by Sasha, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm

I met a Rhino named Arnold at the zoo once... and as for "I was glad to see Gov. Schwarzenegger spending his money at Starbucks in Dublin at Village Parkway and Amador Valley this afternoon at 2:30. Heavens knows, we need the sales tax dollars....Got to give him credit, he walked in to get his own coffee." You must not notice your receipt, Starbucks does NOT charge tax on coffee. I just bought a latte today and...no tax.

Bike to work/earth day...I'm for riding everyday on the ridge, exercise keeps you healthy but you'll never see the Presidet of Shaklee Mr. ROger Barnett (the new york/england to s.f. socialite transplant) taking BART everyday... This guys worth 10-12 billion dollars in Activated Holdings... do you think he fly's anywhere in economy or business class? Smells pretty close to Al Gore to me... Al Gore is nothing less than a hypocritical social elitistvwith a massive energy bumbling mansion, driver and gas guzzling limo feeding ridiculous scare tactics of the Global Warming propaganda. Oh the money he makes... Earth Day, enviro extremists = Biggest marketing money scam EVER! (Web Link)

And ... Carbon Offsets Scam, Cap-n-trade = just another way for the government socialists, socialite and Hollywood elitists to ease their faux guilt for indulging in private jets and gas guzzling town car limos all the while pushing cap-n-trade and contradicting their massive "global warming" and Kyoto Protocol fraudulent schemes... Wake up America!
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Posted by Jim, a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Right On, Sasha!

While our enviro-nater was at Shaklee celebrating Earth Day, I was celebrating Earth Day by honoring the inventor of the plastic grocery bags, the incandescent light bulb, big oil and coal and other things that have increased the quality of human life.

To all you koolaide drinking, enviro-whackos who have been duped by Al Gore, you should WAKE UP to the fact that man-made global warming is a huge scam at the ignorant public's expense. It is only to increase government revenue and government control over its 'minions.'

WISE UP.


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