Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What is "conservation" to Conservation Voters of BC?
Here is a message I sent to the Conservation Voters of BC. I have not heard a single candidate bring up the conservation of trees and the urban forest as an issue in municipal elections on Vancouver Island, when they are asked by media outlets what they stand for. Am I missing someone? Let me know if you know of any pro-nature candidate out there.
Dear Conservation Voters of BC,
Re. your endorsements of "environmental champions":
I am surprised at the names you have selected from Victoria and Oak Bay. Some of these are past councillors who have hitherto shown no interest in preserving landscape, the urban forest, farmland, wildlife habitat or heritage gardens, and have indeed recommended dense building and paving in and around Victoria and Oak Bay. What is "environmentalism" once it drifts loose from nature itself?