Be careful that you don’t piss off your neighbors by living sustainably

July 16, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

A Ferguson Missouri man is being harassed by the city of Ferguson for growing vegetables in his front yard. I have no patience for heavy-handed government action like this (and attempts to prevent people from putting solar panels on their roofs) that interfere with sustainability. We are so incredibly busy rearranging the deck chairs while the Titanic sinks.

Or perhaps I’m just grumpy because I saw several “clean coal” adds on CNN today in the lunch room at the office.

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Category: Sustainable Living

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Adam Herman says:

    This is pretty awful stuff, but once you hand over the keys of control to a government, they will be used. It’s hard to have a government that oppresses only the people you want oppressed.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Other cities harass citizens trying to grow food in the front yards http://grist.org/list/city-officials-are-waging-a-war-on-gardens/

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