Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cool Counties, Sustainability, UN Agenda 21, ICLEI, Private Property Rights - #3228 - Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Votes to End Cool Counties Membership - Daily Progress (2) Confirmed: Lexington, Va. and Norman (OK) Out of ICLEI - Virginia Right (3) Sovereignty Activists Are Rising in Florida! Over ICLEI and UN Agenda 21 - Welborn Freedom Watch

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to end the county’s membership in the Cool Counties initiative. The Cool Counties Initiative is a nationwide non-binding agreement that suggests steps to reduce energy use and carbon emissions and sets a goal of 80 percent carbon dioxide emission reductions by 2050. Supervisor Kenneth C. Boyd led the charge against the initiative. Boyd said he thought the county should determine its own goals for greenhouse gas emissions, rather than use those of a national program. “It’s not the fact that I don’t want to be an environmental steward,” Boyd said. “I recycle, I compost, I use rain barrels, I’m an environmentally conscious steward, but I don’t think it’s the government’s job to dictate those things,” Boyd said. The board voted to support the Cool Counties initiative in December 2007. Achieving the Cool Counties goal meant reducing carbon emissions by 2 percent a year.....The board’s vote on Cool Counties came shortly after its decision to accept the recommendations of Local Climate Action Planning Process steering committee’s final report. The LCAPP committee studied ways Albemarle could reduce its carbon emissions in the future and continue carbon reduction measures the county already has in place. It also recommended the county prepare a “toolkit” to better inform citizens on how to reduce energy consumption and emissions.....The vote to end the Cool Counties membership was 4-2, with Rooker and Mallek voting no. The board did not decide on a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal Wednesday. Foley told the board that county staff would work to determine a new goal and present it to the board next month.  Read more..........  AW:  I was there today and spoke against the 'Cool Counties Program.'  To reduce carbon dioxide emissions 80% by 2050 would send us back to the 1800's according to the research I have read.  We will still need to monitor the LCAPP Program, can't wait to see the 'toolkit' that will come from this program to better 'inform citizens how to reduce energy consumption and emissions' as stated above.  Also the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission armed with the 1,000,000 HUD Grant is another program to watch.  I am on the Livability Partnership Committee representing Albemarle-Charlottesville Republican Women, which is a community committee associated with this Commission.  Please read the 1998 Sustainability Accords and the Charlottesville Implementation Plan, as to the seriousness of the impact on private property rights.   TJPDC 1998 Sustainability Accords .........  Charlottesville Implementation Plan.........

Confirmed: Lexington, Va. and Norman, OK Out of ICLEI - Virginia Right -  I have received confirmation that Lexington, VA, home of Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, has decided not to renew their membership in ICLEI!  Also Norman, OK, the home of the University of Oklahoma, elected not to renew in December 2010! My deep background here did not state a reason to me but they have no intention to renew at this time.  I could not find actual reasons (my deep background in Lexington wrote that the ICLEI membership was not cost-effective for their needs.  It’s ALWAYS good news when a city sees the light. If any activist knows more on either community, please let me know.

Sovereignty Activists Are Rising in Florida Over ICLEI and UN Agenda 21 - Virginia Right - Here is the article; the fear is that people are listening. Listening to the liberty and sovereignty activists in the Sunshine State and throughout the nation. When the three GOP US Senate candidates came to Orlando, they all (even George LeMieux) all said the right things for the ears of the Tea Party audience:  This past month, Senate candidates George LeMieux, Mike McCalister, Craig Miller and Adam Hasner took part in a debate hosted by the Central Florida Tea Party and the Florida Family Policy. Each candidate stood behind the tea party’s anti-sustainable growth stance, because they say they want to protect the country’s “sovereignty.”  The candidates were posed this question by Clyde Fabretti of the West Orlando Tea Party during the debate:  The sovereignty of America and the sanctity of our individual property rights are being threatened by America’s involvement in the United Nations’ globalist subsidiary the International Council for Local and Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). ICLEI and the U.N. have circumvented our congress and our constitutions for direct relationships with 600 U.S. cities and over 41 local Florida governments to persuade them to adopt U.N. foreign policy initiatives such as Agenda 21, which separates private property from its rightful owners under the label of “sustainable development.” If elected to the U.S. Senate, would you take specific legislative action to remove this threat to America’s sovereignty and our individual property rights under ICLEI — and if so, how would you do that?  Read more..........

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