Only contraception can save the world or Buncombe County.
This means that among things that can’t save Buncombe are bike lanes, solar panels, wind generators, vegetarianism, organic farming, stream bank mitigation, stormwater management or manure management sheds.
A big reason most of the above can’t save Buncombe is because they require steel to make, as does contraception, and the steel requires steel mills, which pollute heavily. But contraception factories require vastly less steel per dose than any of the above, even vegetarianism as normally practiced.
Currently, the Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District fails to take into account the environmental cost of the steel mills required to build the things they build. Because of this and their tendency to draw funding and attention from vastly more resource-effective options like local contraception funding, I feel they are doing more harm than good.
Local contraception funding saves local school taxes and the environment.
The Soil and Water Conservation District has a small local fund I believe can be used directly for this purpose through the Buncombe Family Planning Clinic or Planned Parenthood. Even if this idea fails, unspent conservation district funds will roll back into general funds, and even the tiny percentage of general funds that are then reallocated to contraception will help the environment more than the conservation district is currently helping.
This is why I am running for Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation supervisor on Nov. 4.