It’s happening! This “New Age”y eco-consciousness is consuming us all so much we’re taking it to the streets, literally! Well, at least in the UK where they’ve taken to renaming some streets to reflect the current shift in culture and attitude (of gratitude?). Groovy!
Via Telegraph UK:
Dr David Green, a geographer from King’s College London, said: “Street names reflect modern culture and society and preoccupations. They now also show a worldwide influence.”
Among the new streets with an environmental theme are Eco Way, in Doncaster, and Sustainability Way, in Leyland, Lancashire.
Reflecting an interest in health and safety, council officials in Poole renamed Salamander Road as Safety Drive, after a new fire station was built on it.
Samsara Road, in Bromsgrove, and Karma Way, in Harrow, north London, both use phrases from Indian religions, dealing with concepts of reincarnation and cause and effect, respectively, which have become popular elements of “new age” western thinking.
Then there is Yoga Way, in Sutton, south London.
We think this is a great sign (ha) of positivity and progression towards a more conscious and healthy future. yay! We haven’t heard much about this trend in the US, but you can bet your bippy we’ll be pushing hard for YogaDork Way!
Just for funsies, what would you name your own yoga/conscious/personally gratifying street? Be creative.