Our new president spoke to us directly regarding investing in things that work in his address yesterday. As yankees we are of the same mindset and thus, uniquely poised to lead. We Mainers can show the nation how it's done by using our architects and planners to lessen our dependence on oil by creating zero energy buildings and sustainable communities. As a people, we understand the practicalities of living in harsh climatic conditions. We already conceive and execute solutions to our need for heat, food and shelter on a daily basis. Now is the time to take our collective knowledge of farming, passive energy saving inventions and compact neighborhoods and invest in creating a sustainable Maine. A Maine where the vagaries of the economy have minimal impact on our ability to grow our own food, heat our buildings, and make useful items for sale.
A Maine mindset is just what President Obama is calling for and we're ready!