The Green Elephant Coalition
We’re Republican environmentalists.
Americans who treasure our natural world.
We’re fed up. Disgusted. Sick at heart.
So we’re raising our trunks and trumpeting the terrible truth.
Because elephants never forget.
What is The Green Elephant Coalition?
The Green Elephant Coalition is a loose affiliation of current and former Republicans who care about the Earth and its creatures, including humans.
Our numbers include elected officials, scientists, agency professionals, and members of the military. Most of us, however, are just regular people.
It doesn’t matter what you call us: centrists, conservatives, moderates, environmentalists, conservationists, green GOPers, or just plain ol’ Americans who love America and want to protect her. All of those words work.
Feel free to call us a herd of green elephants, if you like. That works, too.
What will we green elephants never forget?
For well over 100 years, our leaders took an interest in the environmental and conservation issues of their day. Even during the Civil War and the Great Depression, Republican presidents Lincoln and Hoover protected some of America’s finest places.
Yes, it’s true! Through good times and bad, many Republican leaders of the past led efforts to clean up America’s dirty air and water. They saved special lands and at-risk wildlife. More often than not, they did it just because it was the right thing to do.
As we look back now on their times and the actions they took, we’re glad they did what they did. We bless them for their wisdom and remain grateful for the natural treasures they left to us. (See These Republicans protected America.)
What is the terrible truth that we’re trumpeting?
In recent years, our party has fallen to a sad level. Many Republican leaders don’t seem to care about conservation anymore, and the phrase “environmental protection” isn’t even in their vocabulary. They try to pretend the climate crisis isn’t happening.
And our current president is worse than anything we ever could have imagined. (See Our current president is poisoning America.)
Did you know that Republican leaders used to be environmentalists and conservationists?
Yes, we know that’s hard to believe these days. But still, it is true!
And no, we’re not just talking about “known” green GOPers like T.R. and Nixon. There were GOP environmentalists and conservationists both before and after them.
DON’T BELIEVE US?
See what conservative conservationists do these days: Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship
Unfortunately, our last GOP president tore up the good work of previous generations of Republican presidents.
He destroyed important things that GOP senators, representatives, governors, administrators and cabinet secretaries worked hard to achieve.
Our last Republican president was a danger to America.
He did not make America great again.
He poisoned America again.
Now you know why we green elephants are raising our trunks.
In the 2020s, no American president
should have AS HIS GOAL to take us back
to the poisoned air and water of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.
That’s not the way to make America “great” again.