Thursday, April 28, 2011

May Day! May Day! Wild Salmon need your help!

Alexandra Morton is asking all Victorians who care about wild salmon to walk with her this Sunday, May 1st, to demand an end to open-net fish-farming on our coastal waters.

Please join me at my community office (4085 Quadra Street, North of Mackenzie Av.) at 1pm to welcome the walkers. We'll have snacks and after a short rest break we'll walk downtown for a 3pm rally at the Legislature.

Click on the poster to the right for more information.

Wild salmon symbolize a sustainable British Columbia. They are very important to the health of our forests, feeding eagles and bears and many other species. They provide an income, livelihood and essential food-source for tens of thousands of people. And yet, they are also at great risk.

Our government must do more to protect wild salmon! Good exercise for a great cause. I hope to see you on Sunday.


PS. The May Day walk starts at 9am at the Tsawout First Nation and you are welcome to join in there. For more information, visit

Friday, April 22, 2011

Save the Date!

Dear Saanich South,

You are invited to a locavore dinner and community discussion on climate change and sustainability this Monday, June 20th, at 6pm at the Citadel, 4030 Douglas St. The event is close to selling out! But there are still tickets available at my community office (4085 Quadra), open this Friday, 9:30pm-3pm and at Cabin 12 (corner of Pandora and Govt) open everyday 9-3pm. Tickets are $10 and that includes dinner and a presentation by Dr. Andrew Weaver with the latest info on global warming and how we are doing at responding in BC. There will also be a workshop part of the evening where you can contribute your own ideas about how BC can become more sustainable. There is free childcare for children aged 5-12, by reservation only. Check out the poster below for more details or call my office at 250 479 4153.



Friday, April 1, 2011

The Natural City: A Visionary Call to Action!

April 14, Reynolds School, 7:30pm

Join me for a presentation by Vic Derman, Saanich Councillor and past Vice President and Co-Founder of the Land Conservancy of BC.

The Natural City is a visionary, comprehensive, and thought provoking approach to a better future for today’s residents and those who come after us.

Vic Derman provides an integrative blueprint for planning ‘the natural city’. Well versed in sustainability and climate change issues, Vic offers solutions to what should be our top priorities in the planning process, and the changes we need to make in order to optimize our quality of life. Having been involved with sustainability issues for 20 years, he has an acute and practical understanding of the necessary shift towards urban sustainability, global sustainability and ultimately the legacy that should be passed down to future generations. Topics include: Urban design, compact development, transportation, food sustainability, how to overcome the various political barriers and much more.

"Without doubt, Saanich and our region face a future where we must 'do things differently' to succeed. Past practices have produced a myriad of outcomes such as loss of open space, environmental degradation and choking congestion that are unsustainable and inconsistent with citizen's hopes and expectations." - Vic Derman

Click here for map. More info call Lana @ 250 479.4154.