Monday, February 1, 2016

#32/ Just A Bit Unclear On The Concept

The Local Government Commission, whose logo is to the right, is a wonderful organization. With a Board comprised of local elected officials from both city and county government, the LGC has been a voice for progressive land use policies since 1980. 

I was the statewide Chairperson of the LGC during part of the time I served on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, and I'm still a member and still follow what the LGC does. 

Recently, I received a bulletin from the LGC announcing a weekly podcast, focusing on what visionary civic leaders are doing to build smarter, more sustainable, and more equitable communities. This is exactly what the LGC has always been about, and I encourage anyone reading this posting to sign up for the LGC weekly podcast. Instructions on how to sign up can be found right here

I do have a quibble, however, with this new initiative from the LGC. This new podcast is being launched with the title "Infinite Earth Radio," logo below, and to the left:

The announcement of the weekly podcast says that the LCG believes "in a world of finite natural resources."

I know they have that right. 

The announcement goes on to say that "a smart, sustainable and prosperous future is only possible by lifting people up and unleashing unlimited human potential." That's true, too. 

Our human potential is "infinite," but the Earth isn't. The Earth is "finite."

Maybe the LGC might rethink that title. It suggests just the wrong message, it seems to me.

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(2) - Email sent from the LGC

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