22 November 2008 Posted inIn the Studio
Posted by Colin
Boston Green Tea Party
On the final day of Greenbuild in Boston, I took a tour of the Boston Freedom Trail, which retraces the important historic sites in Boston, most of which played a large part in the American Revolution. One of the Fathers of the Revolution, Samuel Adams, has a quote that strongly resonates today in the times of turmoil that our nation is currently facing.
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
Our country is at war, our economy is failing and the threat posed by global warming is growing every day. Although we were 30,000 strong this past week, we remain the irate, tireless minority relative to a global perspective on sustainable design. How fitting it was to have Greenbuild in Boston this year, the cradle of our country’s Revolution. We are on the verge of a new kind of revolution. A revolution that seeks to rid status quo from our thought and our polices. A revolution that seeks to lead us out of these hard times with a renewed vision of a global and sustainable future. With a renewed fervor from this past week, I intend to join those that set brush fires in the minds of others.