Not 9/11. 22/9/11
A date for New Northern Ireland history; when businesses large and small, local and multinational, came together with people of the community in a meeting about what I call Excellent Ballymena ASAP [As Sustainably As Possible]; hosted at ECOS by Ballymena Council. Both Ballymena Times and Guardian are reporting on the meeting. Look out for people and business and community characters you know… including major employers such as Michelin, Wrightbus, Patton and Moy Park. It’s all happening, at last.
Next week Ballymena Council staff are to go through a sustainability exercise in energy use in council centres throughout the town/borough. Council’s Clive Kyle said that, as these centres are in varying degrees used by the public, council staff will be interacting on the days of this exercise, with any of the public using the buildings. I suggested that Baglady might be in one of those council centres at the right time, to see what was going on, perhaps add my views correct or incorrect and get the story out to the world. So I’ll be at Ardeevin on Wednesday.
I reckon it’s time to END 2 things: Waste, and Bad News. We at Baglady have loads of GOODnews stories to share. We all need to hear these stories, and we need to hear them now. As local people especially children and teachers, have led our political leaders [eg Storey, Paisley Jnr, McKay, Frew] towards sustainable living, using the simple messages of ASAP, so local newspapers must lead the way to the regional, national and global media.
As Baglady, I have thousands, maybe millions of people already leaning in to hear my little bit of this massive story. They want to know more, say more, do more, not because I’m a celeb or sexy item, thank goodness those days are over! but because I’m talking sense about our children’s and grandchildren’s future and, broadly, we all agree.
This is what we met about on 22/9/11.
Our next meeting will be 27/1/12; join us ASAP…
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