MSN (by way of treehugger.com. Seriously, I hate that domain name) has deemed Indianapolis “a city that needs help getting green”. To be sure, we are following the pack in that area. However, I’m not sure how well researched the blurb is. For instance, there is no mention that each vehicle in our bus fleet has a bicycle rack (something other cities are still fighting for). Also no mention of the projects of Casa Verde or the Cultural Trail. They site the green roof on the parking garage of the Art Museum, but there are other green roofs in the works (3 Mass Ave, Chatham Center, Ralston Square.
The power of perception is huge. It’s possible that new college graduates will read articles like this, and decide on their next move due to each city’s green initiative. At this point our city is not green, nor is it sustainable. This I would not debate. However, I have to feel that things are getting better, which is one of the reasons I started this blog. Here’s hoping that the momentum can be sustained in 2008.