Mayor Kathy Moore has an invitation for Rosslanders who are interested in our region’s goal of 100% renewable energy. She invites everyone to attend a public workshop in the Lily May Room at the Miners Hall, and contribute thoughts and ideas and responses to other ideas . . . and have some pizza. Read on, and then mark your calendars.
After all, we are in a climate emergency, and reducing our carbon footprint dramatically is crucial to our survival as a civilization. That’s what a large number of well-qualified scientists keep telling us, with ever-increasing urgency.
Marching in the streets, shouting and waving placards, even getting arrested for it is easy; but doing the work, and making the sacrifices of ease, indulgence and luxury that we must make to lower that sky-high carbon footprint, is more challenging. As is convincing the unconvinced.
The recent public workshop on the proposed development at the Emcon lot had a good turn-out, with many residents asking questions and getting answers. This next workshop is an opportunity to provide more constructive input, toward a more challenging goal. Who's up for it?
Here’s Mayor Moore’s invitation:
Rossland and other local governments across the West Kootenays are developing a 100% Renewable Energy Plan to build on our region's achievements and work toward a carbon neutral future.
JOIN US AT THE PUBLIC WORKSHOP!
Pizza will be served!
We want to hear what you think:
- What is your vision for the future?
- What do you see as top priorities for Rossland?
- Are there problems today that the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan can help resolve in the future?
Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Miners Hall, in the Lily May Room
Those attending the Workshop will get a discounted ticket price of $15 for the ski/snowboard movie fundraiser for the EcoSociety following the Workshop. Plus, those who attend the Workshop will be entered into a draw for a free ticket to the movie screening.
Just one request – if you’re planning to attend, please notify Kathy ("Kathy Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org> ) or City Hall so they’ll have some idea of how much pizza to order. We wouldn't want to run short!
Over to you, fellow citizens. I hope to see you there.