Platform: Environmental Responsibility

Aug 15, 2018 | Blog, News and Events |

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A Social Responsibility

We can, through consultation, implement an environmental permit bylaw for all sensitive and areas rich in biodiversity.

We can, through consultation, ban all single use plastics. Single use plastics have found their way into our food supply. Vancouver has already started the transition and we can too.

We can implement, through consultation, a neonic ban in the municipality to protect bees. Neonicotinoids, which are nerve agents, have been shown to cause a wide range of harm to individual bees, such as damaging memory and reducing queen bee numbers. We need healthy bees for food production.

We can start with implementing water metering rates for the bigge outfits in town such as car dealerships and golf courses. Water metering strategy is directly mentioned in the Official Community Plan. Cumberland has used this strategy and was able to reduce water consumption to 2004 levels. It is even more important reduce water, given the Comox Glacier is predicted to fully melt between 30 and 50 years from now.

We can make a one-time donation to Morrison Headwaters Nature Preserve property acquisition from the Gaming Fund Reserve. The Comox Valley Land Trust has signaled this project as a priority in its overall strategy.

Environmentally responsible action meets the Regional Growth Strategy Goals of climate change, ecosystems, natural areas and parks, and public health and safety. The above environmentally responsible actions are congruent with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Canada has committed to fulfilling these goals.

Local is Global

The Kus Kus Sum project call to action meets the following The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

3. Good health and well-being
4. Quality education
11. Sustainable cities and communities
13. Life below water
14. Life below water
15. Life on land

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

KIYOSHI KOSKY

Representing Courtenay Residents on Council
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