Where’s Kermit? Where’s Al?

Kermit the Frog and former Vice President Al Gore, the two gurus of Green, have a lot in common. After all, “An Inconvenient Truth,” starring Gore, won best documentary at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Alas, Kermit’s wonderful rendition of “The Rainbow Connection” in 1979’s “The Muppet Movie” didn’t win “Best original song.”

Despite green being the theme, the two are unlikely to attend Assemblyman Alberto Torrico‘s “Green Building and Energy Efficiency” hearing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at Union City City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road. In addition to Torrico, D-Fremont, other sponsors are Alameda County, the state of California, Ohlone College, PG&E and Build It Green. Not “Paint It Black?” Oh, that’s the Rolling Stones.

For more hearing information, contact Karla Goodbody at (510) 440-9030 or karla.goodbody@asm.ca.gov.