Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hypocritical Energy Efficiency Workshop Tonight (bring an old pair of shoes)

Hypocrisy knows no bounds in Rogers Park. An email blast from Chicago's 49th Ward Alderplaya Joe Moore urges us to attend a meeting tonight do learn about "energy efficiency." (You might want to bring an old pair of shoes, if you know what I mean.) Joe Moore claims to be very "green." He's environmentally hip and oh-so-sensitive to the environment. So much so, you see, that he usually drives the two short blocks from his large, energy-inefficient house on Fargo to his dumpy ward office at Jarvis and N. Greenview. (It's okay, you see, because that little two-block drive leaves a tiny little carbon footprint. After all, it's not like he's driving all the way downtown, right?) Oh, and there's the good folks at DevCorp North, Moore's puppets, who claim to be oh-so-sensitive to the environment, too. That's why their staff drives a big freeking Ford F250 pickup truck, which has gets between 10.5 - 11 MPG in town and 12.5 - 14 MPG on the highway. (It's okay, though, because that's better than, say, 3 to 6 miles to the gallon.) Here is the full text of Greenie Joe Moore's email: Free Energy Efficiency Workshop Tonight Dear Neighbor, The 49th Ward Green Corps is pleased to join with the Edgewater Community Council in supporting Loyola University's "Building a Sustainable Community Series" which kicks off tonight with a workshop on energy efficiency. Please join us: Building a Sustainable Community.pdf (395 KB) Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at Loyola University Chicago/ Simpson Multi-Purpose Room, 6333 N. Winthrop, at the corner of Winthrop and Sheridan. Energy Efficiency, part of Loyola University Chicago's Building a Sustainable Community Series in partnership with Edgewater Community Council and 49th Ward Green Corps Gain insight from Loyola and community-based experts on how to save energy. This is the kick-off of a planned four-part Building a Sustainable Community monthly series that will continue through March. For details, contact Loyola Community Relations at 773-508-7450 or email at communityrelations@luc.edu. We appreciate Loyola University's work in supporting and linking Chicago's North Lakefront communities in our environmental efforts. Mark your calendars now for the upcoming workshops on January 17, February 17 and March 21. Please also plan to join in our Earth Day Celebration on April 25. If you are interested in learning more about the 49th Ward Green Corps, please contact BarbaraMoore@ward49.com. Very truly yours, Joe Moore Visit the website of the 49th Ward Click here to be removed from our email list RELATED READING: 31000 scientists reject 'global warming' agenda Ecofascism / Fascist Ideology: The Green Wing of the Nazi Party ... Hitler Was Greedy: - Reason Magazine Were the Nazis radical environmentalists?