It’s Happening Here – Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

I was out last night until midnight handing out flyers and I will be out again today handing out more and going door to door talking to people. They want to take some excellent park land and let the developers do their thing with it. (It’s called “intensification” and that means squeeze as many high rise units in as possible) It’s happening in Trosa, Sweden and Anna is fighting it there. I only found out about this yesterday. They are having a very under publicized meeting on Tuesday night that may well decide the fate of this prized public land. So today I’m posting Joni Mitchell’s song Big Yellow Taxi. Joni is a fellow Canadian and she was right on the mark on this issue. “We don’t know what we’ve lost till it’s gone”. 2:37 min. 2 MB.

29 thoughts on “It’s Happening Here – Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

  1. Reblogged this on Annas Art – FärgaregårdsAnna and commented:
    Oh no. It’s spreading in totally the wrong way. We should save nature everywhere not destroy it for new roads and exploitation. When will we ever learn? Please visit Leslie’s original post and give her support and inspiration to continue to fight. We all need nature, not new noicy roads! Comments disabled here, please visit original post instead. Anna

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  2. I’m with you on this! Now we have to make some global drawings. This “plague” of building new roads through nature has to stop. We have to start take better care of Mother Nature.

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    • It does and if you don’t go out and speak up, they just go ahead with the plans of the developers. Meanwhile, they fail to put in the approbate infrastructure and we are stuck with increased traffic and pollution.

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  3. Good luck to you Leslie. I hope you will succeed in getting many people to the meeting so they can get information and take the right decision. Keep it up and fight as we do in Trosa! We will not give up.

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    • Hi Ingrid, thank you. I just got back from the meeting. I think they were expecting about 50 people and had seating for 40. There were over a 100 people and they had to bring out additional seating and still some people had to stand. It was a very lively meeting and I don’t think they will be able to push this through without a lot more work. We don’t want the road at all. It’s a lovely forest area with a path that is used by a lot.

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  4. I love it when people come together for a cause and make a difference! We have seen much of this here in the past few months … many more are using their voices than before. Glad to hear your meeting went so well … we need to be preserving our forests, not building bloomin’ roads through them!

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