Wed 11/03/2020 8:25 AM
thanks for your email and your question. I won't refer to it as "climate change" or "global warming" because those terms polarize sensitive people 😉
I am flabbergasted that this isn't already happening but I want to fight for changes to planning and building laws to ensure more sustainable and environmentally friendly development - reuse, reduce, recycle! I would like to pressure the developers to adopt a cradle to cradle mindset/concepts for building. This is about creating structures that are zero emissions and use products that don't add to our issues. (Are you familiar with William McDonough?
Cradle to cradle design | William McDonough
http://www.ted.com Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time." TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers are ...
and here is a short video from his co author
The big mistake of environmentalists: Michael Braungart at TEDxAmazonia
Michael Braungart -- German chemist who is trying to reinvent the productive model of humanity. Along with the American architect William McDonough (his partner at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry), wrote the book "Cradle to Cradle", which attempts to design a system in which there is no waste in industrial production. Traditional ...
This might be a bit too much for many so I'd start with small steps - and push for every single building on the Gold Coast made to have water tanks and solar power.
Are we aligned here Neil? Or am I sounding like a "leftie greenie nutter"? These people make so much money off the backs of others I can't see why we can't be more choosy and have ones who are willing to think ahead not just be focused on filling their pockets. What are your thoughts? What would you do Councillor xxxx?
Sent: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 7:45 AM
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Subject: Policy query
I was was wondering what your stance is on climate change, and if elected, whether you will pursue policies and procedures on the GCCC that help mitigate global warming.