Posts Tagged ‘san diego’

Blowing My Green Mind…

So I’ve just moved into San Diego’s North County and roaming (by foot, mind you, even though so many in the bohemian community into which I’ve moved prefer to motor almost everywhere, including an eightth of a mile to pick up…anything) the town just blows my green-leaning mind!
Sunny, sunny, sunny!!!
And hardly a solar panel to be seen. This area is a natural and, given the tax incentives offered for installation of solar panels and such, it’s amazing that the area isn’t festooned with PV panels!
The new library being built IS using a green roof, with the covering being planted(an ages old technigue, btw) but otherwise, all this glorious radiation courtesy of Sol is being wasted.
An evening stroll reveals even more more mind-blowing reality; I’m certain this neck of the woods chapparel will soon be named the “Land of A Million Malls” and each developer has fallen prey to the madness of the “greenscape”.
All of these oasis’ have been planted with verdant, rich green lawns
which need 10s of thousands of gallons of water to maintain!
As I walked by one local strip mall(with beautiful, lush grass) the other evening, I had to step into the street to avopid being soaked by a maladjusted sprinkler head, then had to step over the near-torrent of water rushing off the lawn, into the street and down the gutter.
It just struck me as an amazing waste and I walked the perimeter of the property to verify that this mall was now, indeed, an island!
Excuse me, BUT they’re not making more of it.