For those of you who know the work of Alan Durning and Sightline Institute, you probably already subscribe to his blog. For those of you who don't, I wanted to share with you Alan's writing:
Many of the sustainability concepts, technologies and ways of living that we need to transition to a sustainable future are currently not legally recognized, which is backwards and unjustifiable in my opinion.
- Watch out for rain barrels. Take rainwater harvesting and collection for instance. Many states (ironically, some of the driest) have laws that forbid property owners from collecting rainwater that falls on their site. So, instead governments spend millions of dollars on municipal water infrastructure that is completely unnecessary, and this my friends is a tip of the iceberg, generalized statement.
- Personal car sharing. My friend and neighbor Trent has kindly offered to share his car with me. After doing some research with his insurance company, we learned that there is no policy for multiple owners of the same vehicle who do not live in the same household. Crazy! And if I wanted to pay half his car payment...now that is radical.
What ridiculous laws and regulations have you bumped into that prevent your organization from implementing sustainability solutions?