Generations, Awareness, Responsibility, Climate Crisis

Generations, Awareness, Responsibility, Climate Crisis

The picture was taken in 1962. Four generations. Different levels of climate crisis awareness. Different levels of responsibility. Joseph Hamilton Green, Jr. 1857 – 1884 (not in the picture) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75478885/joseph-hamilton-green Jesse Addison Green 1879 – 1966 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43366176/jesse-addison-green Jesse Leemon Green 1902 – 2003 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41277110/jesse-leemon-green Addison Jack Green 1930 – 2016 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157425768/addison-jack-green Jackie Lynn Green 1953 – present Joseph Hamilton Green, Jr.  1857 – 1884 Hamp rode horses and mules in rural Louisiana, and lived in very modest houses with no electricity. He died the last year of the Civil War. His generation were fewer in number. Their  carbon footprint was limited to cities, manufacturing, along railroads and ports, and war. Hamp’s contribution to the climate crisis was in his offspring. Jesse Addison Green 1879 – 1966 Papa’s generation still few in number, still riding horses and mules in Louisiana until after WWI, still lived modest lifestyles under a night sky lit by stars rather than street lights. He did live through WWI and II, both massive carbon contributors. But the science of climate change, even had it existed, would not point conclusively to climate crisis by 1966. Papa was a carbon contributor with no awareness of his contribution. He holds responsibility for the contribution, tempered by the lack of awareness. Jesse Leemon Green 1902 – 2003 Papa Jesse’s generation was the beginning of big change. His peers, horse-bound through youth, watched humanity leave footprints on the moon. By the time he died, public libraries worldwide held ten year old books addressing ‘climate change’. He probably died without that term in his personal lexicon. Responsible and unaware. Addison Jack Green...

Bike-friendly, sustainable redevelopment project struggles to get the green light

A sustainable redevelopment project lead by bike shop owner Jackie Green is struggling to get the green light. The rejection of the Clifton project is a decision for less affordable housing, for greater automobile dependency, for the destruction of farm, field, forest and floodplain, for a hotter city, for more flooding, etc.. The project adds 24 residential units and more commercial space. It sports indoor, safe, clean parking for 80 bicycles and is a half block from three TARC routes in one of Louisville’s most walkable neighborhoods. It saves the old USPO building while introducing car-free customers and employees for local businesses. Courier Journal article regarding project: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/06/28/louisville-development-proposed-frankfort-avenue/740466002/ Project...
Louisville’s First Truly Bicycle Friendly Mixed Use Redevelopment

Louisville’s First Truly Bicycle Friendly Mixed Use Redevelopment

Frankfort Crossing — Louisville’s First Car-Free/Transit-Rich Mixed Use Redevelopment … 24 residential units … 80 indoor/secure bicycle parking spaces (2+ bikes per bedroom) … a public bicycle shop … 9,560 sq ft of commercial space This project is currently moving through Metro Planning and Design. Funding is a MAJOR obstacle in bringing this vision to reality. If you have a million you want to invest…. Frankfort...
Louisville cyclist Jackie Green declares victory over challenge to bike lanes, stoplights

Louisville cyclist Jackie Green declares victory over challenge to bike lanes, stoplights

Louisville cyclist Jackie Green declares victory over challenge to bike lanes, stoplights Source: James Bruggers, Courier Journal Published 1:27 p.m. ET Oct. 31, 2017 City official says cyclists still need to follow traffic rules (Photo: Amber Sigman/Special to The Courier-Journal) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Two-year-old case ends after Jackie Green takes traffic safety class Independent mayoral candidate objects to bike lanes. Prosecutors have dropped two traffic violations against bicyclist Jackie Green, who has for two years fought charges of running a red light and blocking motor vehicles by not using a designated bike lane. Green had sought to make his case a broader appeal for a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly approach to transportation in Louisville, and on Tuesday, he declared a total victory – even as he acknowledged one charge was dropped only after he agreed to take a traffic safety class. “The case established two big wins for the cycling community,” Green said. “The first win acknowledged that cyclists do not have to use bicycle lanes. The second win established that cyclists may take measures at intersections to increase their safety, regardless the color of the traffic signal.” Josh Abner, the spokesman for the county attorney’s office, acknowledged that prosecutors were not able to meet requirements for a successful charge of obstructing a road. That left the traffic light charge, which he said was eligible for dismissal following participation in a driver safety program. Green participated in the program, and upon its completion, that traffic light charge was dropped. Abner also pointed to a ruling in the case a year ago by Judge Eric Haner that found cyclists were not exempt from the charges. Regardless, Green...