Our citizens and taxpayers deserve representation consummate with their representatives’ responsibilities. They expect—and should expect—that we set an agenda that advances people’s well-being and ensures that Ferguson Township is a great place to live, to work, and to play. In our pursuit of these goals, members of our board should act professionally, with comity and … More Professionalism, comity, and focus. That’s what you’re owed.
Today, I’ll be giving a Lightning Talk with Dr. Paul Shrivastava* at Penn State’s Energy Days. Our talk is on Energy Transition. My remarks are below. My name’s Peter Buckland and I’m the chair of the Ferguson Township board of supervisors. Ferguson Township is just a couple of miles to our west here, population of … More FERGUSON TOWNSHIP’S COMMITMENT TO ACT ON THE MORAL DUTY TO DO ENERGY SO MUCH BETTER
A year ago, I put forward Ferguson Township’s resolution to act on climate change. Then in June 2017, we adopted Resolution 2017-14 (read the text here). We recognize that our well-being and the health of the interconnected web of being depends on the stability of the climate we’ve inherited. Its stability requires that we draw down … More Is there more to be done? Oh you bet. But in Ferguson, we’re acting on climate change.
Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” This is probably more true of businesses. They create and distribute the products and programs we use every day from computers to chips, cars to cash machines. Their presence is so pervasive that they are practically invisible. But once the code is revealed, … More We shape our businesses and then our businesses shape us. What’s that mean about Nestle in Centre County?
“No one can survive in this world without help. No one.” ~ Ser Jorah Mormont, Game of Thrones On the the night that Donald Trump was elected, I went to sleep feeling like my insides had been carved out. I was stunned. Shaken. Despondent. The next day I woke up more clear-eyed. It was clarifying to … More Game on. We want a just, sane, and sustainable world? Then we are the ones who are going to do it.
Citizens from across Centre County are very concerned about the proposed Nestle plant for Spring, Walker, or Benner Township. In case you don’t know, the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC), has championed Nestle’s coming here. This announcement, combined with previous issues with CBICC prompted some of us to act. Last week, the … More Nestle has too much power. Do we have the knowledge and sense to make up the difference? I hope so.
For Ferguson Township supervisors, I’ll be voting for Spock-Carlson, Tony Tom Ricciardi, and Steve Miller on November 7th. We need a board that recognizes the connection between our place and the bigger world. Sara Spock-Carlson is a smart and committed citizen. She is a scientist by training who works on making autistic children’s live better. … More Vote Ferguson Township!