October 2017 Monthly meeting - Inspiration to Proaction
Is your health, environment or quality of life affected by “Development”?
The time to act is NOW
Come see the tools that are already in place and find out why we must be PROACTIVE,
and how we can be!
As communities grow and change, there are many people who are negatively affected by various developments, be it industrial farms and orchards, motorized recreation, loss of forest, pollution of water and air, noise, etc. and too often people feel afraid to speak out and feel powerless to make a change.
Yet without being proactive, we are doomed to suffer more and more of what already affects us. Too often people wait until the problems become so acute as to be practically unsolvable. We see this already with polluted aquifers that leave people without water and excessive deforestation that cause landslides, erosion and water pollution.
This SENS evening is designed to show people that there are different tools already available to help us be effective lobbyists for healthy communities that prioritize people and environmental health. Too often people associate opposing developmental projects with fighting when in fact, it can be in support of plans that go in a more positive direction.
A good example of that is the Shuswap Watershed Sustainability Plan that has been completed by RDNO with the help of citizens. It details the activities that harm the environment and if better known, could be a great reference tool for anyone who wishes to be proactive in preventing or stopping polluting activities.
We hope that everyone who feels that there are damaging project looming or already happening in their community will attend this event so we can all be on the same page and work together. Only by being proactive will we prevent and stop pollution from entering our lakes and rivers, preserve what's left of wilderness, and ensure our children can live in healthy communities.