Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sustainability - A Proven Model

As a promised follow up to our Thursday
RCDC Meeting with Tom Benevento and Daniel Chavez,
I'm reposting this article on Sustainable Living in the United States
Lowell Fulk

What Our Grandparents Can Teach Us
About Saving the World
Half the vegetables produced in 1943 in the United States,
were grown in Victory Gardens...










The World War II home front was the most important and broadly participatory green experiment in U.S. history. Is it a model we should use today?

"With the participation of the Boy Scouts, trade unions, and settlement houses, thousands of ugly, trash-strewn vacant lots in major industrial cities were turned into neighborhood gardens that gave tenement kids the pride of being self-sufficient urban farmers. In Chicago, 400,000 schoolchildren enlisted in the "Clean Up for Victory" campaign, which salvaged scrap for industry and cleared lots for gardens."

Click here for the story

Then come back and talk about it. We've got some thinking to do on this issue...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fulk im shocked this is a great post and a great idea. I have been pushing for everyone to stand on their on two feet for a long time instead of looking for a handout. Fulk you aren't starting to think like this Republican are you ? Great post thanks Tom

Rockdem said...

You're welcome Tom, and you missed a great meeting the other evening where just this type thinking was stressed and discussed.

I would suspect that we probably are in agreement on many issues.

If you'd like to come back and bring up those topics you want to discuss, please feel free. I have been very busy with work for the last while and haven't had much time or energy to put into discussion.

Rockdem said...

And thank you.

Anonymous said...

Fulk i would rather sit down for lunch one day if thats possible i will buy. I also want you to know im not the only person that makes comments under anonymous but im sure you know that.

Rockdem said...

I would enjoy that very much, and yes I do know that there are other anons, but thank you for making that distinction. Perhaps also one evening after business might work?

Do you need contact info?

Rockdem said...

I'll be going in to the office today as well.

Anonymous said...

I will contact you next week maybe we can get together some time the last week of the month. I have alot going on next week. I hope we can have a productive meeting. The Republicans and Democrats really need to come together with some common sense to get this country back on the right track.