Sunday, July 28, 2019

“Do Unto Those Downstream As You Would Have Those Upstream Do Unto You"

Instead of cutting funding to support local environmental improvement projects, not doing anything to address stormwater pollution and flooding and nothing for Pennsylvania’s water pollution reduction obligations, Harrisburg Politicians should have remembered this environmental proverb--
“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you," from Wendell Berry, author, poet, former editor of Pennsylvania-based Rodale Press.
Your Politicians, Not Row Crops
While there are no instant fixes for stormwater and flooding, we do know cost-effective, proven ways to reduce flooding, damage to property and cleanup our rivers and streams using nature’s green infrastructure.
Politicians in Harrisburg haven’t seriously addressed these issues for the last decade, and they have been warned for years.
They prefer, obviously, to be proud of state budgets that take money away from environmental restoration programs to disappear into the state’s General Fund.
Politicians in Harrisburg aren't grown there like row crops.  They come from YOUR communities. 
You're a voter, you have a voice.  Politicians should work for YOU.
Let them know what you think they should do to really deal with these issues-- fund local green infrastructure projects to reduce flooding, manage and cleanup stormwater and our rivers and streams-- not cut $16 million in local project money like they did this year.
Now that would be something to be proud of in the real world!… but apparently not in the world of Harrisburg politicians.
Need an inspirational message?  Listen to: This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix) from The Greatest Showman; OR
Just Look At What Pennsylvania’s Young People Are Doing For The Environment.
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