The coming weeks will determine if San Antonio pulls off a sustainability leap into international prominence or chokes on the weight of its own fears.
Despite myself, I am a product of white privilege. Let’s just put that out there. As such, I know that even in this remarkable age of our celebrated Obama presidency that if I can put on a clean shirt, show up and smile, and nine times out of ten my voiceless skin is working in my favor.
Images/audio from MLK Day March in San Antonio.
Denying a request for further study of a radioactive waste repository in the lower Panhandle before opening it for full-fledged dumping, two of three Texas Council for Environmental Quality commissioners […]
San Antonio leaders are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their stimulus request now. Concurrently, San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger has a lot of (admittedly) late-coming, but eco-sensical stuff he wants to see the city tackle in the near future: city-spanning efficiency retrofits, in-fill development along the San Antonio River, and the Holy Grail of public transport, light rail.
Countering popular claims that environmentalists are just a bunch of hairy nay-sayers, the Sierra Club release also offered alternatives for North Texas power deciders: Solar, wind, efficiency. Sounds a lot like the direction South Texas had been heading.