Why Rewrite Agenda 21
There are two primary reasons we chose to adopt and rewrite Agenda 21 as the People’s Agenda 21. The first reason was because we saw the comprehensive nature of the original document as a perfect template and foundation for a website dedicated to sharing individual and local-level action items for people interested in sustainability. The second reason was to create a structure that our open source sustainability project, One Community, could use to organize the open source content our non-profit organization is creating while interacting with the global community to identify where additional content from us and others is needed most.
SERENDIPITY AND MY HISTORY WITH AGENDA 21
My first introduction to Agenda 21 was actually via a friend who sent me an e-mail titled “You Owe it to Yourself to Know about Agenda 21,” suggesting enough negativity to arouse my concern and curiosity. I started doing some of my own research to see what I could turn up and I eventually came upon the original document and read it page by page for myself.