ICLEI – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Freedom Advocates – 

February 14th 2011

The Good

Vocal Local Progress (partial list)

Maryland County Board of Commissioners Terminate ICLEI Understand why, in Carroll County Commisisoner Richard Rothschild’s Press Release here. Listen to Rothschild’s radio show here.

Colorado County Residents Reject Behavior-modifying Recommendations in Agenda 21. They have informed, advised, and strongly suggested to their Broomfield County Commissioners to stop implementing Sustainable Development social engineering policies. By Henry Lamb > A Revolution Without Bullets

Edmond Oklahoma – A City Council workshop to share ideas about sustainability was abandoned midstream amid protests. Details here.

Arvada ColoradoElected officials say no to invasive and destructive policy from ICLEI! Small businesses and individual rights prevail.  ICLEI-guided sustainability coordinator and sustainable development consultants do not destroy small business, this time:

Amador County, California Supervisors Terminate ICLEI – read A Thank You to the Amador Board of Supervisors.

Legal Analyses

DRAFT legal complaint by Marian Olson of Colorado against ICLEI. Read it here.

ICLEI cannot be constitutionally joined by any city or local government. Read more here.

People Get Active to Inform Local Public Officials of Agenda 21 (Sustainability and ICLEI)

Garland, Texas – Town residents wanted to understand the definitions of words and phrases (i.e. “secure property”) included in the “Envision Garland” Agenda 21 plan. A glossary of terms is forthcoming and the vote on the plan was postponed. Watch video here by skipping to Miscellaneous (last section) to view the Envision Garland part.

Ocala, Florida – Ed Wilson gives 30 minute presentation on Agenda 21 to County Commissioners. > watch here.

Douglas County, Oregon – listen to audio here Scroll down to the “Open O” will take you to Board of Commissioners meeting. Click on 0:29.205 minutes for CITIZEN COMMENTS COUNTY BUSINESS.

(more local action in Monterey County, CA, North Little Rock, AR, Austin, Texas… posted in the video section of Freedom Advocates website).

The Bad


ICLEI Advances Anti-liberty policies

ICLEI Members Contract to follow the internatonal ICLEI Charter –  http://www.portolavalley.net/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2131

ICLEI - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Charter says full members agree to follow the principles of the Earth Charter and more…  See > ICLEI Charter Document.

ICLEI on global implementation of Agenda 21 at the local level in their own words  – watch Jeb Brugman here, here and here.

ICLEI Star Sustainability Goals – Warm and fuzzy plans advance anti-liberty policies > Read here

The Ugly


A typical ICLEI lie: Don Knapp ICLEI letter from the Reporter-Herald.com, Loveland, CO:

This is Don Knapp, Senior Communications Officer at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA.

We are a completely transparent organization, and I want to take a moment to address some of the big misconceptions here about ICLEI. We are NOT a United Nations organization. Period. We are an independent nonprofit association of local governments from every state in the U.S. and 68 countries worldwide. We were founded by local governments themselves, not the U.N.
Our members, in cities and counties big and small, rural and urban, share a commitment to climate protection, clean energy solutions, and sustainability. ICLEI strives to help its members meet their unique, self-defined goals. The idea that we push mandates on local governments is patently false. They decide what’s right for their own communities, and use our tools and resources to help them.
Sustainability is not a concept invented by the U.N., nor is it a secret agenda. It is mainstream and American. Walmart, if you haven’t noticed, is one of America’s corporate leaders in sustainability, because being more sustainable (e.g., reducing energy use) helps it save money and reduce its environmental impact.
The same is true for local governments. A city that “wants to become more sustainable” wants to conserve natural resources while at the same time creating jobs and economic growth, and save taxpayer dollars through energy initiatives. The end-goal: to create thriving, healthy communities not only for ourselves, but for our children and grandchildren. Nothing radical about that. Don Knapp
, Oakland, CA, 5/6/2010 10:50AM


Austin, Texas is an ICLEI City: Austin Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens Affirms Global Population Reduction Agenda < watch


For related information don’t miss:

The ICLEI Primer: Your Town and Freedom Threatened

Daniel Beckett interviews Will Roberts on Become Vocal Local!  

Put the word ICLEI into the Freedom Advocates website search engine for more.

ICLEI – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Freedom Advocates


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