Former Washington Governor Gary Locke hosts the Seattle segment of Edens Lost&Found, Seattle: The Future is Now.
"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." — The Iroquois Confederacy.
From its history as home to the Salmon people who kept their ecosystem in careful balance to protect the future, to its present status as one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Seattle is walking a fine line. Can a "seventh generation" mindset become a value once more in a place that is so popular that people are flocking here and literally loving it to death?
The Seattle segment of Edens Lost&Found — The Future is Now — illustrates that Seattle residents are buying into the "modern" philosophy and practice of sustainability. Developers are taking care to conserve storm water on site for use during the dry season. Seattle is taking alternative fuels seriously: it has the largest population of personal biodiesel users in the nation. Solar power, low-emissive glass, recycled and sustainable materials, green roofs -- these are becoming the "must-have" standards of the construction industry, and a clear statement that corporations value the environment enough to invest in it.
These are some of the stories you'll see in Seattle: The Future is Now. If they touch and inspire you, please spread the word and invite others to get involved in reclaiming their own Edens.