We talk about sustainability, but really. . . what do you want to sustain – our current economy, climate change, healthcare access, escalating energy costs? Who wants to support or nurture our broken-ness? Let’s restore our state to a better place, to a higher state. We want to regenerate the state.
Sustainability, Economic Development, Innovation, Knowledge – we all are saying the same thing, but we are speaking different languages. These words imply we all want more for our state, and we all want a change. So let’s stop using terms as barriers and mobilize this energy.
Take a look at the Green the Knowledge District (GKD) status report. The GKD team finished their six-month pilot in the City’s much-discussed jewelry district, and beyond the data we collected on buildings and things . . . we collected people. . . people who live, work and enjoy the district; students who want to explore, test and build solutions for the district; and stakeholders who want to grow, retain and recruit enterprise. They want to learn more, to explore the possibilities and collaborate for change. They want to contribute to the dialogue for a renewed quality of life.
The GKD discusses preliminary energy results, but also discusses the many questions that we need to ask to do this right. Let’s begin to translate what we want, and make it happen and build our future together. Read the report. Talk about it. Tweet and blog about it. We need translators to mobilize the effort that means change!