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comment on parks for tonight's meeting

From: domainremoved <Pat>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:39:57 -0700

Council Members:
As you consider our parks, I hope you will think of green space with trees
and paths for walking, picnics, peace. While playing fields and activity
areas are important, especially for the kids, we also need nature to balance
the increased development throughout our city.

 

From Pope Francis' encyclical, Chapter IV.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-frances
co_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

 

44. Nowadays, for example, we are conscious of the disproportionate and
unruly growth of many cities, which have become unhealthy to live in, not
only because of pollution caused by toxic emissions but also as a result of
urban chaos, poor transportation, and visual pollution and noise. Many
cities are huge, inefficient structures, excessively wasteful of energy and
water. Neighbourhoods, even those recently built, are congested, chaotic and
lacking in sufficient green space. We were not meant to be inundated by
cement, asphalt, glass and metal, and deprived of physical contact with
nature.

 

Thank you for listening,

            pat
Received on Tue Oct 13 2015 - 09:39:57 PDT

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