Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Turns out it's very hard to spur people to action, even when the city tries to remove as many barriers as possible, including cost.
A statement like that would give even No Impact Man pause. But Boulder officials aren't giving up yet.
And the Boulder example has wider ramifications.
Aye, there's the rub. And so President Obama has announced a major new funding initiative for nuclear power. That story has a local edge to it for me - the initiative will fund two new plants built by our own Southern Company in Burke County, Georgia (home to Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle). There's sure to be more reaction to that - stay tuned.
In the meantime, what's happening in your own jurisdiction? It is a struggle to change individual behavior at a scale to do broader good. It's the age old question of individual action vs. collective action, and how to make it all matter.
Jamie Baker Roskie
Follow up - here's an article from the NYTimes about environmentalists' response to Obama's proposal to fund the nuclear power plants.
Update two - Friends of the Earth are protesting Obama's visit to Savannah today (March 2, 2010).
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