Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MMBC under review by Auditor General

Good news! The weakening of BC's residential recycling programme by the BC Liberal government will be reviewed by the Auditor General.

In her report released today, Auditor General Bellringer revealed that one of her priorities for 2015/2016 will be to begin a review of:
"The effectiveness of the Ministry of Environment’s oversight of product stewardship (recycling) with a focus on Multi-Materials BC."   
This is an important and necessary step that I have been working towards since 2014. I have raised many important criticisms of MMBC, including its structure, activities, and environmental bona-fides.

Earlier this year I met with the Auditor General and laid out my concerns about MMBC. My most recent letter to her is here.

Peace River & Site C

Dear Saanich South,

Two week ago I was on a working tour of the Peace River Valley. I met many people, including First Nation Chiefs, land-owners, hard-working farmers, community leaders - many fine individuals!

Last week in the BC Legislature I reflected on my experiences. Here is my two minute Statement:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Break the Plastic Habit!

Break the plastic habit!
Chelsea Glaser, Trust for Sustainable Development on the left
and Gillian Montgomery, Surfrider Foundation on the right

Dear Constituents,

Drop by 4085 Quadra during office hours and pick up a free, re-usable shopping bag! The bags are washable, made from 99% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and come in an easy-to-carry pouch.

I've partnered with local activists, Chelsea Glaser and Gillian Montgomery, to raise awareness about disposable plastic bags.

These two remarkable young women have dedicated a ton of energy and effort to move our society in the right direction. This week they will be speaking in front of Victoria Council and they are just getting started!

Click "read more" below to learn about their campaign and the logic of reducing - or even banning! - disposable plastic bags.

Best, Lana