This isn't a political blog by any stretch, but I think it's worth pointing out that if you care about things like the environment and social responsibility, then you might care to vote for people who care about the same things you care about. And you might care to vote with your pocketbook by spending money with companies that care about what you care abut too.
What brings this to mid of late is the fact that the board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the hands on the "Doomsday Clock" from seven minutes to midnight to five minutes to midnight. You can read a lengthy interesting post on this Doomsday Clock over at Petri Dish.
Of particular note with this time change? This time it was spurred not by concerns over nuclear war, but rather by phenomena like global warming.
I urge you to read the post for its many links about the Doomsday Clock and for its commentary. It's a good read.
And again: whether it's your political or economic vote you rely on to send a message, now might be a good time to pull the levers!
Hat tip: BlogHer