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First Family Celebrates Earth Day 2010: Malia Loves Tigers, Sasha Goes For Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Obama Earth Day

First Posted: 06/22/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:15 PM ET

As part of her Take Your Child To Work Day and Earth Day speech, Michelle Obama spoke about how The First Family is celebrating with small changes around the White House. Michelle revealed in her answers that it sounds like the first daughters are quite the budding environmentalists!

Michelle let the children visiting for the day ask questions, and one child asked what she was doing to celebrate Earth Day.

MRS. OBAMA: For Earth Day. Oh, I think we're having a reception this evening. Sometimes it's hard for me to keep up with all the things that we're doing. There's a reception here this evening for Earth Day.

And Sasha brought home some energy-efficient bulbs that we have to put in the house. So we're going to do some bulb replacement. All right?

We're glad the youngest member of the family is taking the administration's messages about energy efficiency to heart!

A questioner goes on to ask:


Q What is the thing you care about the most in the environment?

MRS. OBAMA: What do I care about the most in the environment?

Q Yes. Like, what animal or what plant?

MRS. OBAMA: Oh, what animal or what plant. You know, we're big tiger savers because Malia -- Malia's one issue for her father is saving the tigers. So we talk about the tigers at least once a week and what he's doing to save the tigers. (Laughter.) So I think now we are -- you know, he tells her he's working on it and there are a lot of people who are thinking about it. He hasn't come up with a sufficient answer yet, but he's got a couple of more years or so to fix this problem. But I think the Obama household, we're trying to save the tigers.

HuffPost Green is thrilled to learn that Malia is holding the president's feet to the fire on saving endangered species. Way to go Malia!

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Filed by Katherine Goldstein  |