It’s 2014, which means it’s time to create a list of things I hope to see happen (or not happen) in the coming year. I like to think about my sustainability and natural resource conservation dream list… if the sky’s the limit, what could we see take place in 2014? Here are some of my desires, in no particular order…
The Sustainable PA Program will be rolled out to the public and embraced by municipalities across the Commonwealth
New York will keep its moratorium on fracking
Orcas can no longer be held in captivity
Genetically modified foods will have to be labeled if they are sold in the U.S.
More people will embrace the use of native plants in their gardens and yards
Dolphins and whales would not be killed for food or “research”
No new invasive species will enter the country
More municipalities will embrace “green” storm water management strategies like porous pavement, rain gardens and bioswales
Pennsylvania gets a new governor
More climate change deniers are shown the light and start spreading the word about its dangers
When someone abuses an animal they get more than a slap on the wrist
More people decide to live a vegetarian lifestyle or at least cut way down on their meat consumption
Do you have any conservation-related hopes for 2014? If so, let us know about them. Thanks!