Fun idea. And a Denver, CO mayor has implemented it with grants and donations. But is it such a harmless idea....
According to Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes, it's not. It's a super sinister plot by the UN to take us over!
The concept was originated by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) which is tied to the UN.
How that dominoes into the UN establishing control of America, I have no idea. If someone comes up with an idea, it can be worth it to examine it and consider implementing it regardless of the originator.
Although Maes doesn't ever support the claim, he constantly says "ICLEI is part of a greater strategy to rein in American cities under a United Nations treaty" and that somehow, the program "puts the environment above citizens' rights."
Sure thing Chicken Little.
Thanks for demonstrating that the right wing party will agree with their political enemies and invent ridiculous conspiracies just to create drama.
Heck, take a look at the recent discovery of a group of conservative Digg users making a concentrated effort to bury anything by liberal Digg users, regardless of content:
If any of the usual suspects subbed a story claiming “sky blue/water wet,” I’d BURY IT without question.Shame for them that intelligent Digg users still outnumber them 1000:1. After all the internet is where bad ideas come to die.