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Sustainable Living & Planning Rally

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Sustainable Living & Planning Rally

Time: September 18, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Eagle Mountain Park, Abbotsford
Street: 2570 Eagle Mountain Park
City/Town: Abbotsford
Phone: 6045572013
Event Neighbourhood and Type: awareness, raising
Organized By: Marlisa Power
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2010

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Event Description

Sustainable Living = Greener Cities

Sustainable Living Rally
Sponsored by The Sierra Club of Canada

Abbotsford, BC

Saturday September 18, 2010 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Eagle Mountain Park - 2570 Eagle Mountain Way
*This event is family friendly.*

Sustainable living is performing our day-to-day routines in way that leaves natural resources for future generations. Sustainable planning allows development that meets the needs of the present yet has the least impact by protecting reasonable portions of green space and habitat for wildlife to thrive. For example, BC is situated on the Pacific Flyway and has a local and international responsibility to protect migratory birds - without sustainable living & planning the number of migratory birds on the species at risk list will continue to grow.

Topics: Sustainable Being (Marlisa Power) Livable Neighborhoods, (Dr. Tracy Lyster, citizens against urban sprawl society (CAUSS) Minimizing Your Waste/Urban Transit (John Vissers, Zerowaste & Rail for the Valley) Agricultural Land Reserve & Mining (Lynn Perrin, Director of the Farmland League, Abbotsford) The Sustainable Past (Ray Silver, Ancestral Chief, Sumas First Nation)

Municipal Governments in BC are struggling to balance demands of development with sustainable planning. Sustainable planning promotes residential and commercial developments that allow populations to increase while retaining neighbourhood character (feeling & safety) without destroying critical green spaces and wildlife habitat. Green spaces provide free and without asking – wildlife habitat, air purification, soil retention, oxygen, temperature moderation and places to unwind and reconnect with the earth and ourselves.

Sustainable Living = Greener Cities

Unable to attend? Send Abbotsford Mayor George Peary & City Council a note ( cc: asking for sustainable planning. Ask Council to demonstrate their commitment by placing a moratorium on residential development until Eagle Mountain and Falcon Ridge developments; which promised over 600 multi-family residences, are complete. This will save acres of green spaces.

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