MADPOTTERS Special "Earth Day" post
Ran past the square on my way home from a rugby game yesterday afternoon and must say it was good to see a bit of activity. It was good to see a few kids playimg frisbee, planting a few seeds in a cup and general awareness. Good effort on the part of the city.
I didn't attend as I found big beefy young people running around and tackling each other on a field im Kent a bit more exciting. The email I received from Doug Nagy prior to the Earth Day event sounded pretty tame; my thoughts after reading...Where's the beef... the grass fed beef? With a town of less than 20,000 population we are in the best possible position to make a difference in sustainability.
I dream of living in a community with community gardens, garden clubs, community composting, a program where I could buy my mulch from my city; not Euclid or Beachwood.
A resource dept. at city hall to help get homeowners off the grid and sell power back to the utility company to give some relief to our beleaguered coal power plant. Can you imagine if evey house in Painesville had an alternate energy source on the roof? We could make a difference.
Schools with active gardens for school lunches or students could sell produce at the farmers market to earn money for prom, sports events and other things that not covered by school funds. Teach kids food comes out of the ground and not out of a box. Get parents involved doing things productive with their children.
Would like to see council people target places in each ward to work on a specific hot spot that needs "greening".
Seems we could team with Lake Erie College on some of these projects and maybe we are.
Andy Flock's Town Hall Meeting at the New Huntington School on Elm St. will have a guest from "Ohio Citizens Action" bringing the Spokesperson to inform citizens about the New Coal Power Plant Painesvilles involved in building in Meigs County Ohio and its effect on the environment. Thursday 7:00P.M. April 30, 2009 please plan to attend.
I do applaud Councilnan Flock for trying to make a difference.
Would like to see the city pave the roads so my car lasts longer....Painesville, the omly place I know where road rage is targeted at the roads and not other drivers.
Plant flowerinf ornamental trees on tree lawns insead of locusts and maples, mot good for the sewer systems.
Whats everyone slse doing for Earth Day?
Wishing you all hot compost and abundant gardens from her brush pile in Paine Falls.....