Monday, March 14, 2011



[n(ot) i(n) m(y) b(ack) y(ard) .]

n. Slang, pl., -BYs.
One who objects to the establishment in one's neighborhood of projects, such as incinerators, prisons, or homeless shelters, that are believed to be dangerous, unsightly, or otherwise undesirable.

Green Development? Not in My (Liberal) Backyard

"Test yourself: When a sign in a hotel bathroom exhorts you to reuse your towel for the sake of the planet, do you nonetheless tend to throw it on the floor to get a new one?"

Author: Guilty.

Amicis: Not guilty. In all honesty I do put the towel back to reuse. (More often than not however, they are replaced and washed anyways but that is for another post.)


Take away message is that wind turbines need to be seen as common so that we no longer “see” them any more than we see phone lines now.

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