Green A City: Carbon Reduction? How About Community Enrichment?

carbon emissionGreen A City talks about how the involvement with cutting carbon emissions gives little opportunity to impact economics and community enrichment in result from healthier planning and living.

As carbon-reduction plans get into the nitty gritty of fleets, energy sources, landfills, and buildings, communities must carefully consider how the very fabric of their lives can be improved through integrated sustainable planning, land use, and economic development. If your eyes glaze at the mention of those words, think instead eating, drinking, enjoying family and friends, recreating, shopping, working, preserving nature and enriching local culture--which of course is defined by local knowledge and ways of life.

Sounds like more a more tangible and interesting future than one guided solely by a carbon-reduction action plan model, doesn't it?