25th Anniversary Issue
Current 25: Where will San Antonio be in the next 25 years?
Published: June 1, 2011
If we keep moving toward using renewable energy and stop the sprawl, San Antonio will have more tree canopy, less pollution and be using more solar. Only if we prioritize education will we have a society that does not fear science and understands that we may have to give a little to improve our quality of life. We will promote birth control, embrace clean air and water, and vote for politicians who want what is best for the city. — Karen Seal
Three words: jet-powered chanclas. — Jennifer Gillespie
In many ways, it is an unsettling and unpredictable time. Because humans did not act soon enough or dramatically enough decades earlier, the impact of climate change is everywhere felt — we must cope with the increased ferocity of drought and storm and flood and heat and will for a long time to come. Our local landscapes and ecosystems are in many ways altered and bereft. But because community after community in the past 25 years has broken an addiction to fossil fuel, we are reweaving the human story. San Antonio is often held up as a city that knows how to gather the collective wisdoms and energies of her diverse citizens to redefine what a city can be. We are part of a great movement charting a new course based on cooperative, earth friendly values. — Mobi Warren