Friday, 27 May 2016

Blogger Implores His Country to Make (at the Very Least) a Small, Symbolic Gesture in Defence of the Planet

Dear PinP Friends,

In hopes that Canada can make at least SOME SMALL GESTURE in the service of battling climate change, I have forwarded an idea on Fort MacMurray to the Prime Minister, Premier Notley and several officials in government and opposition . It simply asks that the new buildings which will replace the ones destroyed in the wildfire, be built to standards as energy-efficient (& fossil-free) as possible. 

I have handwritten it in hopes it might be given more than a computer-generated response. After sending a surface-mail copy to the PM last week, and sending it out to all via e-mail yesterday (with the letter attached as a .jpg), I have received TWO computer-generated responses - one from the Alberta Minister of Parks, the other from the GPC. I'm going to post updates on responses I get as frequently as I am able, here on FB.

Environmentally yours,
P.S. Please check the comments section of this story for responses received, so far.


Parks Min Gov't of AB said...

AEP Minister May 25 at 5:50 PM
Larry Powell
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Thank you for your email. You have reached the general email for the Minister of Environment and Parks. Your email has been received by our office and we are working to provide you with a response to your requests and concerns.

We endeavor to respond to all correspondence received by our office as quickly as possible. However, we receive a large volume of email so there may be delays in providing you with a detailed response. Thank you for your understanding.

Minister's Office | Environment and Parks
208 Legislature Building
T: 780.427.2391 F: 780.422.6259

Green Party of Canada said...

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Thank you for contacting the Green Party of Canada. Due to the high volume of email, we cannot guarantee that all inquiries will be answered. We will do our best to respond to inquiries as staffing and resources permit.

In the meantime, you may find the answer you're looking for in Vision Green, which lays out a plan to move Canada forward and to defend the shared values and principles that built the country we love.

Our economic plan invests in people and creates good jobs. We will invest in infrastructure, education, and health care to support strong communities. Our proposed democratic reforms will make our politicians more accountable, our Parliament more accessible, and our voting system more representative. Our plan takes bold climate action, by embracing the solutions that we already know work, encouraging research into those we have yet to discover, and increasing the taxes paid by corporate polluters.

Green Members of Parliament, united by this vision for Canada, will work on behalf of you, your family, and your community. If you would like to help us grow, I would encourage you to visit our website, where you sign up to volunteer or make a donation.

Thank you again for your interest in the Green Party, and have a great day!

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