Friday, December 9, 2011

Easy to Be Green

Every year, we eagerly await the appearance of the House of Representatives Christmas Tree. There is always a creative theme based on the year's most pressing issues, and this year the theme is "It Can Be Easy to Be Green".

The tree is up and was finalized today. Here it is!

Notice that the ornaments reflect many of the energy-saving, cost-cutting efforts that House members and staff have adopted this year.

There are also a few strings of lights that are solar-powered. The battery cells are on the tree as ornaments themselves. Click on the photo to zoom in, or better yet, come see the tree for yourself. It's located outside of the Chief Clerk's Office, Chamber Level, Hawaii State Capitol.

Cheers to the elves in the House Office of the Chief Clerk for, once again, putting up an amazing tree for all of us to enjoy. Santa is making a note of the fact that Neal was responsible for getting the perfect tree, and that Denise and Tammy came up with the theme and decorations.

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