I’m all for common sense to reduce waste, but this crap is ridiculous. This sounds like hippies that sold to the man out are back, and now they are broke and looking for handouts, or at least a reason to not find real work. “Dude, lets grow organic herbs and sell them, like, to the hardware store for some nails”. “Yah, man – we can also have a fashion show with garbage. We can get a far out grant from the city and score some bud, man.”
From the website.
Are you having a gathering where you want to use biodegradable food service items? Want to spread the word on how to help organizations become more sustainable?
Click here to see a page of sources for biodegradable goods.
That source contains NOTHING LOCAL. Links to buy stuff from sustainable Cleavland. Aint that stupid?
Got a lot of time on your hands and don’t want to use modern disenfectants or cleaners? They recommend solving world problems with vinegar. Does not work.
Then lets change some more. After a few tokes they come up with this fantasy:
Residents walk throughout town finding the goods they need and new stores open to showcase locally manufactured products. A local bike store houses a bike-lending library, and citizens ride scooters and bikes down our roads. A tool-lending library and a fix-it shop opens to allow residents to share tools and knowledge.
Problem is, the town does not cater to residents. This stuff is useless to tourists and generates little to no tax revenue. To really sustain, you need money. Unless we move toward living in communes . . .
Rail, transit expansion, bicycle and walking,
Speed limit reduction, self limitation of non-essential driving
Hah! “limitation of non-essential driving” They want to take away your driving privileges.
Telecommuting, compressed work week, worker relocation closer to job sites.
Workers in PG cannot afford to live here. Will they set up tents in the “open spaces” like street medians?
More . . some of the group’s ideas include
A green job corps, in which high school students could learn skills such as converting businesses or houses to solar energy
Solar in PG? Named the foggiest town in America.
Growing community gardens and selling the produce at a weekly farmers market now in the works
Let’s not pay income or sales taxes.
Creating a local mutual fund with money going to community projects.
Where does they money come from? Compost Sales?
Widening bike lanes and bringing electric bikes to town
Electric bikes. Ooh, more wasteful energy. Streets in PG are too narrow to share – so see the part about taking our cars away.
Reclaiming common spaces, such as traffic medians, for community art projects and gardens.
Or tents for the people that have to live closer to their minimum wage jobs.
Holding community-building events such as a soup night or projecting movies against a building
Ooo boy. Yah, let’s all gather for showings of “Loose Change” and other leftist propaganda. Don’t drink the kool aide.
Someone tell me this is all a joke.