Thursday, July 08, 2010

We Can Be More Green

While it's not practical to return to the horse and buggy era, it certainly makes sense in some applications. This shot of a beautiful carriage team in front of the local post office was taken on Mackinac Island, Michigan where motorized vehicles are not allowed excluding an occasional ambulance. The whole life system is set up for horses, including the composting of the waste. But it is the wonderful charm of having the animals there vs, noisy, polluting cars that drives the tourism engine here. Wouldn't it be neat if some historic city centers modeled areas after autoless Mackinac? Just a thought as we continue to destroy the Gulf of Mexico and millions upon millions of living organisms through the negligence of off shore drilling practices.--Ruth Mitchell

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