We’re all about environmental responsibility and are even more about our government doing the right thing when it comes to environmental stewardship.
Which is why we’re having a mixed reaction to this:
Today, I named Maria Koetter as the city’s first Director of Sustainability. She has more than 20 years in the environmental experience, most recently as the founder and owner of Louisville-based Bgreen2.
Koetter is great. There’s no doubting that. But….
We can afford another $100K salary but can’t afford trash pickup. We can afford another $100K salary but can’t afford to feed the animals at Metro Animal Services. Think on just those two things for a moment.
Shouldn’t sustainability be a function of government as it is? Without having to pay someone to tell you how not to be wasteful and ridiculous?
Strikes us as bizarre because there’s no reason this information couldn’t be obtained for free through any number of channels. Greg Fischer has tons of green-types in his immediate circle.
Maybe we’re reacting negatively because it’s Greg and he screws everything up. Just smells like more wasted money to us.