There is a quote: “We must prevent human tragedy rather than run around trying to save ourselves after an event has already occurred. Unfortunately, history clearly shows that we arrive at catastrophe by failing to meet the situation, by failing to act when we should have acted. The opportunity passes us by, and the next disaster is always more difficult and compounded than the last one.”

Evergreen citizens may want to be educated as to how endless construction impacts their lives: exponential growth, much like a cancer cell, always ends in collapse of the host. It ensures that water, energy and resources will become exhausted at some point. Unending growth degrades our environment and accelerates catastrophic climate destabilization.

Human population creeps into Evergreen and explodes across the Front Range 24/7 with no end in sight. Asphalt, steel and glass replace farmland and animal habitat. Air pollution grows more visible and toxic with every car and smokestack added. Every citizen of Evergreen breathes some of that Brown Cloud with each breath 24 hours a day. Have you experienced the insanity of I-70 to go camping or skiing on weekends?  

The U.S. Census Bureau shows it’s going to become much worse as Colorado’s population projections jump from 5.7 million in 2021 to 8.7 million by 2050. 

How will that benefit you? Will it improve traffic gridlock? Will it clean up the air? Will it make driving into the mountains a wonderful weekend experience?

How about becoming the first city in America to create an “Evergreen Carrying Capacity Policy…Evergreen Population Stabilization Policy…?”

As a six-continent world bicycle traveler, I’ve seen what happened to cities around the world that continued on Evergreen’s current path.

The worst aspect about Mexico City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai and the rest is: they can’t fix themselves.

Therefore, can we use our wisdom, our smarts and rational thinking processes to stop “growing” Evergreen and all other Colorado cities?Because if we don’t, do you want to be living the same miseries of all other overpopulated areas of the world?

Wouldn’t you like a reasonable new path toward a viable future that sustains all of us, the environment and the animals.

Frosty Wooldridge, Genesee