Monday 16 August 2004 10.44am
Sometimes things don't work the way we want them to work. However, changing the way we live our life means changing behaviours that have taken place for a very long time.
Referring to the message on Garden Waste Recycling, I think it is important for the Council to be open and hear what the community has to say. All in all, it is a change that comes from all. People willing to recycle are going out of their way for doing it and it is just because of pure interest in having a better environment and contributing to it.
I also think we need to acknowledge the efforts from the Council in terms of recycling and going more environmentally friendly. Still there's a long way to go and we as a community can support them by providing useful feedback and also showing them were we want to go.
I just got the information about this book in case somebody from the Council or the community is interested in:
THE NATURAL STEP FOR COMMUNITIES: HOW CITIES AND TOWNS CAN CHANGE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Sustainability practitioners wishing to emulate the successes of Sweden can turn to this book for examples from over 60 Swedish "eco-municipalities" that have incorporated sustainability into their planning and operations.
The authors focus on how to effectively implement change in a political
context and stress the importance of a democratic bottom-up approach that
takes an integrated look at sustainability challenges. The authors are Sarah
James, the co-author of the American Planning Association's "Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability (see
) and Torbjorn Lahti,
founder of the National Association of Eco-Municipalities, in Sweden.
All the best,