Unbeknownst to most voters, this week Kansas City joined a global environmentalist movement.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY NOW BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE 'BIOPHILIC CITIES' NETWORK WHICH STRANGELY SEEMS TO BELIEVE THAT CLEVER LANDSCAPING QUALIFIES AS A WORLDVIEW!!!
To be fair, all of this might just qualify as one of many reasons to let the weeds grow.
Nevertheless . . .
We offer this quote for context and just to take a peek at what this town is getting itself into . . .
Biophilic Cities partners with cities, scholars and advocates from across the globe to build an understanding of the value and contribution of nature in cities to the lives of urban residents. As a central element of its work, Biophilic Cities facilitates a global network of partner cities working collectively to pursue the vision of a natureful city within their unique and diverse environments and cultures. These partner cities are working in concert to conserve and celebrate nature in all its forms and the many important ways in which cities and their inhabitants benefit from the biodiversity and wild urban spaces present in cities. Biophilic Cities acknowledges the importance of daily contact with nature as an element of a meaningful urban life, as well as the ethical responsibility that cities have to conserve global nature as shared habitat for non-human life and people.
"A biophilic city is a city that works to listen, uplift, and empower the needs of its residents. Kansas City plans to be a champion of environmental justice locally, regionally, and on the international stage through the Biophilic Cities Network."
Developing . . .