President Obama became an official Facebook user Monday, joining the more than 1.55 billion people who are already members of the social network. Obama’s handlers made up for lost time by adding all of his big life events: his birth in Hawaii (see that, birthers?), his wedding to Michelle in Chicago and his first and second inaugurations.
Obama’s first actual post, though, was a video of him taking a stroll around a little known national park called Presidential Park, a.k.a. the White House grounds.
“A lot of what I do is just think about how I want to make sure that the beauty of this particular national park, but also national parks across the country and our planet, are going to be there for Malia, Sasha, their kids, their grandkids for generations to come,” Obama says in the video.
One of the ways he hopes to do that, the president says, is by getting other nations to agree to take steps toward cutting emissions at the upcoming climate talks in Paris.
“Not only do I want future presidents to be able to take walks like this, I want to make sure that the American people are able to enjoy the incredible national parks, the incredible beauty, the mountains, the oceans that have been one of the greatest gifts that we’ve ever received,” Obama says. “And I want to make sure that the whole world is able to pass on to future generations the God-given beauty of this planet.”