NATURAL BEAUTY, a SOLAR HEATED DOLL HOUSE, the GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE and GREENS in CANADA’S FEDERAL ELECTION on OCT 21
A lot of variety in this post… all in four parts. To see a solar heated dollhouse (a model home) or the beauty of Alice Lake Provincial Park or Sheep River, read on. And if you are a Canadian citizen 18 years or older please consider voting Green in the upcoming Federal Election.
For you younger people, please keep raising consciousness of the Climate Crisis. Solutions are here and now. Further down are a few photos of your peers from the recent Climate Justice March. And then some links to the work and studies of Professor Mark Z.Jacobson of Stanford on how we can make the transition.
Lets all move forward together and BE the CHANGE…
To begin with, the North Island- Powell River Greens have been very active in Canada’s current federal election. Our canidate Mark de Bruijn is a retired biologist and teacher.
You can read his official bio here.
Mark is pictured on the right below, along with myself and his partner Carol when he travelled to the Northern Vancouver Island in June to meet the local people of our rural communities.
“What are the things or issues that concern you,” Mark asks people he speaks with. A great link and interview with Mark de Bruijn can be found at the Cortes Island Currents. The article also lays out the basic 6 principles of the Green Party.
Mark’s supporters believe he would be the best representative for our constituency. He is a good listener and has a solid scientific background. Mark is also soft spoken with a firm resolve.
Below is a screen capture of the Cortes Currents article by Roy Hales published on September 27. The quote at bottom is from Mark de Bruijn.
People from many walks of of life have stepped up to assist in our Campaign for a Greener World.
During the local fall fair on September 7 and 8 we had a well attended booth. Pictured below with myself is long time Peace and Climate Justice Activist Jack Anderson. Our Green Party booth won second prize in the non commercial category.
We’ve got hard work to do over the next 9 days. We know in Canada’s current “first past the post” electoral system that 2nd place won’t get a Green representative to our nations capital, Ottawa. By the way – Canada has 338 MP’s – Members of Parliament.
2nd prize is not enough… VOTE GREEN
Constructing election signs . . .
Up early installing them when the election was called on September 11th
I’ll move onto the next 10 photos with the beauty of Sheep River Falls and the Provincial Park. Fran and I went on a short hike last week to be rejuvenated by nature’s wonder.
We also have been visiting family for a bit. Onto a solar dollhouse… a model design.
We went bicycle riding and built a doll house for my lovely granddaughters. Of particular note below is the design of the natural passive solar heating through the south facing windows.
Seriously. . . one of the many solutions to a creating a healthy wholesome world.
Like many other adults, Francis and I bore witness to the young people during the Global Climate March of September 27. In Whistler, British Columbia close to a 1000 students participated.
It is truly inspiring to see so many people in so many cities throughout the world, speaking truth to power.
Many people don’t believe our understand how it is possible for our civilization to transition from using fossil fuels, at the same time that this is absolutely essential for our survival.
My life is dedicated to show this is possible and Francis and I, along with many others, live our lives by daily examples of how to do this…
I recommend that if you are in doubt, look at the work and leadership of people like Mark Z. Jacobson who is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Read about his work at The Solutions Project. Or watch his 30 minute keynote presentation on Transitioning Towns, Cities, and Countries to 100% Renewable Energy is an excellent overview,
It’s filled with hope and cost effective solutions of what is happening now in this direction …. all with wind, sun and water power.
Please, when it comes to time to vote take care. Look at who is running for office, what and who they stand for, and who is funding them… Then consider voting for the green candidates.
Cheers & happy thanksgiving
~ Bruce ~