The Denver Post editorial board has rejected Ordinance 300, the rooftop garden mandate that environmentalists believe will save the planet from climate change.

Thanks, but no thanks, they said in a gentle manner so as not to enrage their environmental readers.

Residents should thank environmental activists for raising awareness to the usefulness of gardens atop buildings, but they should reject this misguided overreach.

By all means, thank you for pointing out that Halloween candy is tasty, but we’re not going to make everyone eat it all at once.

Mayor Michael Hancock won’t eat it all, and neither will voters. We’re glad to see that community leaders and the media are starting to realize that just because environmental activists believe something sounds good and we should all do it, does not actually make it good for us.

And this mandate was a losing proposition from the beginning.