B.C. one great, green place to live and ready for the future

How often do people stop and think about the incredibly sustainable province we live in?

Dear editor:

How often do people stop and think about the incredibly sustainable province we live in?  Virtually all of B.C.’s electricity comes from clean, renewable hydroelectric sources, and we have enough untapped hydro potential to do the same again several times over — particularly if we make use of a distributed network of low impact run of river projects.

We also have vast, renewable forests that suck up carbon like a vacuum cleaner and store it for long periods of time, if not indefinitely as wooden objects, furniture and other structures.  I can’t think of another place on earth that can make the same sustainability claims we can here in B.C.

Add in the renewable wind energy, biomass, geothermal, wave and tidal energy B.C. is capable of generating, plus the strong commitment to the environment shown by the people of B.C., and it’s clear that B.C. is well-positioned to meet the challenges of the 21st century sustainably as well as renewably and prosperously.

Marney Hogan

Langley, B.C.