Burlington Wake-Up! to ICLEI and the “Kiss” of a Greenwash Agenda

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco on June 5 (World Environment Day), 2005, every mayor in attendance signed two documents – the “Green Cities Declaration” and the “Urban Environmental Accords”.

The first is the declaration that the mayors of all the cities of the United States and the world are going to be the implementers of Agenda 21 (The UN’s Agenda for the 21st Century).  The second explains how it will be implemented, closing with the statement “The goal is for cities to pick three actions to adopt each year.”

If the cities achieve the goal of implementing three actions each year from 2005, they will have completed their 21 Actions in the seven years leading up to June 5, 2012, the date of World Environment Day.

(above text from) – www.freedomadvocates.org

Burlington, South Burlington and Brattleboro are members of ICLEI. ICLEI is the main NGO working with state officials tasked with implementing this plan.

The Burlington legacy project,  Smart Growth, Smart Grid, Quick Start and other buzz-word titled “green” projects look and sound great!… but are they a front for a piecemeal style “action plan” to alter our town and state government. Towns and their people around the country are catching on, as you will see.

Here is a story of Vermonters catching-on, from: the Reformer – Brattleboro quits energy program….”One of the key provisions of the program is that it allows participating municipalities to join together to obtain financing. The program’s progress has been stalled for months, both in Vermont and across the country, due in large part to issues with the leading agencies for the project, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

“chairman Lester Humphreys said the details of the program are “even less clear than they were when Brattleboro joined the Quick Start program” about five months ago”

Freedom Festival II – Guest Speaker Michael Shaw presents how United Nations policy is adversely affecting land use, property rights, environmental policy and education on the local level in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area and around the country. (video above)

Excerpts from: John Birch SocietyLocal Governments Reject UN’s Agenda 21              April 21, 2011

Rio Hosted the Birth of Agenda 21
More than 35,000 government officials, diplomats, environmental activists, and journalists journeyed to the UN’s 1992 extravaganza in Brazil. In country after country, achieving the goal contained in Agenda 21 has now proceeded in “piecemeal” fashion.

Piecemeal means: achieving implementation of the overall goal step by step. By using this process of a very slow, dispersed, and steady  incremental implementation, the change is designed to go unnoticed. – VT4Evolution

Piecemeal Implementation of Agenda 21 Through ICLEI
Launched in 1990, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is one of many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in association with the United Nations. Self-described as “an association of over 1,200 local government members who are committed to sustainable development,” ICLEI seeks to swallow up a nation’s independence by having local governments adopt the overall Agenda 21 program in piecemeal fashion. Because independent nations are obviously too large to swallow in a single gulp, ICLEI was created to gain control over local governments one bite at a time.

ICLEI’s website openly admits that its Local Agenda 21 Model Communities Program will “aid local governments in implementing Chapter 28 of Agenda 21, the global action plan for sustainable development.” Former Clinton administration adviser J. Gary Lawrence later worried that there might be some who discover that the ICLEI effort constitutes “an attack on the power of the nation-state.” At a seminar in England, he told a British audience,

The segment of our society who fear “one-world government” and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedoms might be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined [in our effort.] So, we’ll call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management, smart growth.

Americans Awakening to the Threat
Early in 2011, the Board of Commissioners in Carroll County Maryland voted unanimously to abolish the county’s “Office of Sustainability” and withdraw from the ICLEI program. Commissioner Richard Rothstein explained that the cost of the program wasn’t the greatest motivation for the commissioners’ decision. They took their action because of their awareness that ICLEI is “an organization with extreme beliefs on global warming that promotes United Nations big-government socio-economic policies…. In reality, Agenda 21-based sustainability programs seek government control of land, labor and capital….” City, county and community leaders across the nation should take heed.

The city of Edmond, Oklahoma, has also pulled out of ICLEI. In Maine, the state’s Department of Transportation cancelled plans for the “Gateway Project,” a plan to create unnecessary linkages among 20 communities. Some opponents of the Maine project expressed their belief that the idea stemmed from the overall Agenda 21 planning.

While some Americans now realize that Agenda 21 and its numerous stepchildren pose a danger to their communities and their nation, many more must be made aware. Far more than considerations about the cost and control associated with involvement, the more important overall threat posed byAgenda 21 is loss of independence at the community, county, state, and national levels.

full article - http://www.jbs.org/component/content/article/1009-commentary/6717-local-governments-starting-to-reject-uns-agenda-21

With global climate change and the ever declining economy, now is a good time for laying the foundation stones of such an infrastructure.

For a more in-depth analysis and other stories of towns kicking ICLEI out   “Thinking Local to Be Global-ized??”

Related posts - http://vermont4evolution.wordpress.com/?s=agenda+21

Freedom Advocates site full of  incredible amounts of resources to understanding this issue  http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/illegitimate_government/iclei_p…

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