Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
Blue collar workers are getting it done during our health crisis, supplying critical goods and services that demonstrate what is true sustainability.
Sustainability is one of the misused words in our current lexicon. It has been employed by planners like myself over the years in the most negative way possible as an excuse to limit, rather than a foundation for doing. It has pushed people together on the theory this is what we must do to preserve open space. It has favored types of development that are unnatural to preserve the natural. It has rewarded green schemes and punished blue collar industries such as oil and gas. It has made saints out of “keepers” and sinners out of “doers,” but now we are seeing the truth. It is blue collar workers who are sustaining every part of our life that is essential.