What is the Truth About Sustainabilty

The information herein has been grinding on me for a couple weeks now. I am asking for your help to dig into this information and shine the light of truth to everyone you can. Maybe we can even get the TH to do a real-life investigative report!

I was just recently informed of “Agenda 21” from the United Nations. I admit I am behind the eight ball on this but in my limited research I have discovered that the U.N. has worked toward global governance since its inception. Man-made climate change and Agenda 21 are the vehicle with which the global elite will reach their goal. The sad and very disturbing thing is…they’re succeeding and already in Dubuque.

Please stop and watch this video.

So what exactly is sustainable development and Agenda 21? Click here to find out.

The City of Dubuque is already deeply involved in “sustainable development” and is a paying member of ICLEI.You can visit the ICLEI website here. Poke around and see what they’re up to.

Just one of their many goals is to take away your car. Yes, you read that correctly. They want to take away your car. From their website, “1st World Congress on Mobility for the Future of Sustainable Cities, Changwon, Korea, 22-24 October 2011. The congress, slated this October, is set to gather local and global actors in the field of EcoMobility, defined as non-motorized transportation, cycling, walking and the use of public transportation.”

Read about Dubuque’s new MANDATORY water meters here. Does anyone beside me wonder when “promoting behavior” and “making educated choices to change behavior” will turn into MANDATORY behavior??? What happens when they install MANDATORY “smart-grid” electric meters? Will they provide tools so we can make educated decisions on how warm or cool to keep our homes? Or, will they make it MANDATORY that we cannot keep our air conditioning set below 78 or our furnace above 68?

Did you see our illustrious, “green” mayor in the paper last week? Here is the article with my comments interspersed…

Buol, IBM: Cities can save water in abundance

The mayor will share details of the Smarter Sustainable Dubuque partnership this weekend with the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

As Mayor Roy Buol studied results of IBM’s smart water project in Dubuque, his thoughts immediately traveled southwestward.

“I thought of my mayor friends in the southwest and other parts of this country where water isn’t such an abundant resource, and what a savings of this nature would mean to them,” Buol said.

Buol will share details of the Smarter Sustainable Dubuque partnership this weekend with the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore. IBM recently released results of Dubuque’s smarter water study, which showed the city would save nearly 65 million gallons per year, assuming every household acted similarly to the 151 households fully connected to the technology. [That's a big IF! Again, when do the mandates come?]

“We’re a city of about 58,000,” Buol said. “To do the same thing on a scale like that in some bigger cities, in an area of the country that doesn’t have enough water, you are going a long way toward helping them solve their problems.”

Water is used by everyone, and, until recently, many used the finite resource without much thought, especially in parts of the world where it is abundant. World population is expected to peak at 9.1 billion in 2050, which could make water a scarce, valuable commodity. Through its Smarter Planet campaign, IBM hopes to provide the information people need to not only think more critically about the resources they use, but change behavior, as well. [Ah, the good old public-private partnerships discussed in Agenda 21! How much money does IBM get out of the deal?]

Milind Naphade, of IBM Research, said data from the Dubuque study proves what IBM believed from the outset — awareness leads to action. If information and insight can be provided to the right people in a way they can use it, they will. [OR ELSE!]

“The evidence has vindicated our theory,” Naphade said. “We tried to tap into a community that already had a hunger for sustainability, that already had motivation to change. They were lacking information, so we empowered them.” [I was never consulted on any of this, were you?]

Naphade said the technology — cloud computing and analytics — is a piece of the story, but the exciting development was the engagement of the people.

“We tried to make it personal and connect people to their consumption,” Naphade said. “You should start seeing other communities trying to replicate what happened in Dubuque.”

Naphade said IBM’s theory is cities the size of Dubuque should be able to grow without having to invest in producing greater quantities of energy and water, through smarter management of existing resources. [So as we grow we don't add capacity to water, sewer, gas and electric? That'll be fun!]

“The demand for resources grows when you have more people, more jobs, more companies, but the supply side should already be there, and it is if it is better managed,” Naphade said. “That is holistic living.” [Holistic living, another new eco-term.]

It is well documented, for instance, that much of the water produced for consumption never reaches an end user. Dubuque’s water plant delivered 7.34 million gallons of water per day in November, and about 734,000 gallons were lost each day due to leaks in the system. The Water Project estimates the loss in some major cities as high as 40 to 70 percent. The electric bill for Dubuque’s water department and water pollution control plant is nearly $500,000 each per year. [So instead of spending money on smart meters lets replace the leaky waterlines!!!]

“There is a bigger dynamic,” Buol said. “In the city of Dubuque, our biggest energy consumer is the production and processing of water. Even a 10 percent savings in that cost is taxpayer money that can be used for other things. This is something you certainly want to be on the leading edge of.

“You certainly wouldn’t want to be following a city that has this information working to its advantage.” [Certainly not!]

And did you see the other recent TH story?

City’s sustainability efforts win honorable mention at conference

Mayor Roy Buol and Dubuque’s community-wide sustainability efforts were honored Friday with an honorable mention by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore.

The Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards program is in its fifth year and recognizes mayors for innovative practices in their cities that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An independent panel of judges selected the winners from a pool of 130 applicants.

Dubuque’s application focused on several innovative efforts under the umbrella of the Sustainable Dubuque initiative.

Evanston, Ill., and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl received the small city award for the Evanston Climate Action Plan.

With accolades like that will we even be able to stop this menace?

Here and here are two other videos with more information.

Finally, here is a website you might find helpful.

Bottom line is this: Can we end Sustainable Dubuque before it’s too late for our kids and grand kids? Can we force Mayor Buol and the city council to end their membership in ICLEI? Can we stop the continued move toward one world socialist government with egghead elites telling us where to live, where to work, what to eat, how much water, electricity or gas we can use?

I hope you don’t think I’ve lost it here and gone off my rocker. If you spend just a little time researching this I think you’ll agree this is bad for our sovereignty.

Yours in liberty,

Jeff Luecke

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