The Future is Insight

The title of this blog works on many levels- it plays off of my belief in hybrids being a critical step towards our future, the fact that introspection and mindful planning are critical to our future, and that the future is literally in sight for those that are willing to see it. Here I chronicle my attempt to Be the Change I wish to see in the world-and to help make that Future a Reality.

Friday, August 18, 2006


I have outstanding news to share! This past Monday we had our Monthly Village Board meeting and the Green Committee was able to get some Big Ticket items onto the agenda late in the process in an attempt to ride the energy from last month's presentation from our County Supervisor and Village Administrator on the Natural Step. First up was for the board to vote if we wanted Johnson Creek to become an Eco-Municipality-and it passed 6:1! The resolution was non-binding and we had intended it to be a statement of intent for now-with the prime focus on education both of the community and the board itself. The next agenda item was huge. Our Green Committee president put for a resolution that all new commercial and government buildings be built to LEED Silver standards, though they will not be required to get certified. Again-this passed 6:1!!! After the votes our village president gave a personal statement about how we have screwed up the environment and if the Big Shots won't do anything about it, then at least we can start taking matters into our own hands in our own town. I love this!

I will have much more to come, but for now: Rejoice!

Change is happening!

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At 4:05 AM, Blogger Mia said...

Ha! I live in an eco-municipality. I never would have guessed when we moved here 2 years ago. Before you know it we'll be getting a tax credit for PV cells. Woo-hoo!


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