For over 100 years we have been living in a long, slow emergency of climate change and only now the tempo is accelerating. The urgency is greater than ever as we face ecological feedback loops that will collapse ecosystems. We face a future of fewer fish, tree die-offs and unpredictable seasons. We have big decisions to make.
Anyone who aims to "improve the economy" must also acknowledge that there is no functional economy within dying ecosystems and that if we don't properly take care of the planet, the planet will cease to take care of us.
As of 2021/22, I am focusing on two important actions.
1) Help ensure residents in Lethbridge can have urban chickens - which will enable people to create a more secure food supply and
2) Introduce a proposal for a new type of zoning that empowers residents to create more resilient neighbourhoods.
If existing rules run against sustainability then those rules must be changed. If the rules are not changed we face increasing threats from the weaknesses in that system. So it's not a matter of if we change but when.