2nd Comox Valley Sustainability Forum

On October 20, voters in the Comox Valley will be electing mayors, councillors, school district board members and electoral area directors.

Local government, be it in a village, town, city or electoral area, shapes the community it serves with its decision making. Therefore, it’s critical we ensure our elected officials adopt policies and bylaws that will form the basis for creating both a sustainable community and environment, not only for ourselves but for future generations.

The CV Global Awareness Network, CV Council of Canadians and Imagine Comox Valley invite the public, members of local government and candidates standing for office in the October municipal elections to learn more about the possibilities of reaching sustainable solutions to current issues and problems being faced in the Comox Valley in their second Sustainability Forum on Wednesday Sept. 19th at 7 PM. Continue reading

Sustainability Forum Presentations – May 2018

With municipal elections coming in October this October, the first Comox Valley Sustainability Forum was designed to inform voters – and prospective candidates – about the creative work being spearheaded by local non-profits to find solutions to a variety of inter-related problems we face as a society, and to offer options for creating a more sustainable community.

All issues covered in the first Forum fall within the mandate of our local municipal councils – be it the Village of Cumberland, the Town of Comox, the city of Courtenay or the three electoral areas.

Click on the links below to access the presentations that were given at the first Sustainability Forum.  As a voter, you can use this information to ask pointed questions of local municipal candidates running for office this October.

If you’re a candidate, consider the thoughtful solutions that have been presented…and get in touch with the organizations for further details.

An Ecological Asset Approach to Sustainability – CV Conservation Partnership

Gleaning and Food Recovery Across the CVRD – Lush Valley

More Food in the Comox Valley – Mid Island Farmers Institute

Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness

Improving Air Quality in the Comox Valley – Breathe Clean Air Comox Valley

BC Energy Step Code, Program Options

Comox Valley Sustainability Forum

In British Columbia, local government decision-making shapes the community it serves, whether that community is a village, town, city or electoral area.

The welfare and interests of the community’s future is promoted with a vision implemented through the adoption of policies and bylaws.

In the Comox Valley, the community and regional visions are reflected in the Official Community Plans and a Regional Growth Strategy.

To meet the challenges of climate change and sustainability, some communities’ short-term decisions are made in a reactive, chop and change manner. In the long run, this approach often fails to protect the municipality’s assets from damage and results in local government missing out on key partnerships and funding opportunities.

On the other hand, proactive municipal decision-making implements a clear, integrated, short and long-term planning strategy, designed specifically to meet the challenges of a community thoughtfully, efficiently and effectively.

BC municipal elections take place October 20, 2018.

On Thursday, May 24, CV Global Awareness Network, the CV Council of Canadians and Imagine Comox Valley invite you to a Sustainability Forum, where voters will have an opportunity to hear more about the possibility of reaching sustainable solutions to current local issues and problems. Continue reading