Two islanders chosen for new conservation council

  • Wed Oct 1st, 2008 9:00am
  • News

Masset mayor Barry Pages and Queen Charlotte resident Severn Cullis Suzuki have been selected by the provincial government to be part of a new group called the Citizens’ Conservation Council on Climate Action. Premier Gordon Campbell announced the formation of the councils at last week’s Union of BC Municipalities convention in Penticton. The government has appointed seven councils representing the various regions of BC. “The Citizens’ Conservation Councils will help build a network of grassroots climate action throughout our province,” Mr. Campbell said. “Over the coming months, the councils will develop creative and innovative ideas to inspire British Columbians to take personal actions at home, at work and in their neighbourhoods.” The councils will advise government on the best ways to encourage individuals, local businesses and communities in their regions to learn more about climate change, participate in climate action initiatives and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Pages and Ms Cullis Suzuki join 10 others from the north on the Skeena-North Coast region conservation council, including Houston mayor Sharon Smith and Prince Rupert mayor Herb Pond.