Green Cities (or... Town!)
With so many people living much of their lives in town, it is vital that town exhibits the island vision and environmental values we have. The vision of Paris 2050 (http://parisfutur.com/projets/paris-2050/) sparks an interesting conversation and act of imagination that could really benefit Jersey.
If 'green' additions were made to all Government-owned buildings, and all renovations / constructions going forward were also assessed on their contribution to the environment, this could be the start of a really interesting initiative.
Taken this further, re-thinking the roads that cross through town and re-imagining them as pedestrian / cycle spaces with trees and hedges and flowers and picnic benches, could produce some really wonderful spaces that are shared by people and nature alike.
Not only does this keep the importance of the environment in the forefront of people's minds and allows people to benefit from it, this initiative would have clear carbon-benefits.
Why the contribution is important
This initiative would have clear environmental, carbon, and social benefits. It would cement our committment as an island which takes its responsibilites toward climate change very seriously and feeds into other initiatives (more environmental buildins, promotion of non-motorised transport, local carbon-offsetting).
by JerseyFleur on February 10, 2021 at 03:45PM