[permaculture] Make it so.....

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 4 20:55:49 EST 2009

A Resolution to Establish Our City as a TRANSITION TOWN


WHEREAS, the people of our city recognize the importance of the move 
towards more localized energy-efficient and productive living 
arrangements; and


WHEREAS, we desire to build upon our heritage and make our city and 
county a place where our economy is locally sustained, business is 
productive, education is effective, our natural resources are protected 
and used wisely; and


WHEREAS, we recognize that individuals are responsible for their actions 
and that collectively we can set common goals that secure the 
localization of food production, energy, goods and services production 
and proper waste management; and


WHEREAS, a lack of commitment and irresponsibility have resulted in an 
increasing number of social, financial and economic consequences to 
individual family members and to this city and county as a whole; and


WHEREAS, there is a need for more positive initiatives among our young 
people for their future prosperity and welfare; and


WHEREAS, if a people fail to build positive proactive possibilities and 
only concentrate on wrong reactive choices, the health, safety, and 
welfare of the citizens are endangered, resulting in a financial burden 
upon the taxpayers; and


WHEREAS, many current societal problems will be alleviated when the 
citizens of the city and county can live by a sense of anticipation 
because of identified and supported practical long term solutions; and


WHEREAS, teaching Permaculture and Transition skills to a population has 
been known to produce a change in behavior and their posterity; and


WHEREAS, encouraging citizens by recognizing the potential to rebuild 
local agriculture and food production, localizing energy production, 
rethinking preventative health care, rediscovering local building 
materials and rethinking how we manage waste can result in an increase 
in local morale, local sustainability and local profits; and


WHEREAS, the emphasis of local sustainability in every sector of society 
can only occur as individuals commit themselves to exemplifying those 
practices in their personal lives and inspiring others to do the same;


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the people of this city pledge our 
commitment to responsible transition to local sustainability, and doing 
all in our power to become known as a TRANSITION TOWN by promoting 
sincere efforts to local food, energy, goods and services production and 
responsible waste management in our schools, businesses, homes, local 
government, media, and community groups, and we urge the leaders of each 
of these jurisdictions to do likewise.


Adopted by the City Council this ______Day of ____________ 2______


Signed ________________________



Signed ________________________

        City Council Chairman


Signed ________________________

        City Clerk


Keith Johnson
"Be fruitful and mulch apply."
Permaculture Activist Magazine
PO Box 5516, Bloomington, IN 47407
(812) 335-0383
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