Rosa Koire: How your community is implementing AGENDA 21
You may be looking for a leader. Take a look in the mirror. This is the real face of grassroots. YOU.
To start, the best thing you can do is to read more and open your eyes to the workings of your town. You've heard the slogan "Think Globally, Act Locally"? Yes, it's UN jargon. But take that to heart, to the real heart of what you see. Take your local paper. Read it. So many of us take the New York Times or the San Francisco Chronicle but not our local paper. It's a rag, we say. Who cares? You should. Up above we said that UN Agenda 21, communitarianism and sustainable development/SmartGrowth don't show up much in the paper, but they do, every day. If you're paying attention and reading intelligently. Articles about redevelopment projects, bicycle boulevards, neighborhood summits, neighborhood elections, neighborhood revitalization projects, neighborhood stabilization projects, visioning, local boards, smart growth projects, low-income housing subsidies, transportation grants, green building retrofit programs, well monitoring, SMART electric and gas meters, Common Core, and the people who object to them come out every day. Connect with those people. Tell them about UN Agenda 21. Be a bridge.