Some may wonder why have we posted several pieces on alternative methods of transport and land conservation and wonder what do these topics have to do with Cranbrook? Living in this quiet part of the world it is difficult sometimes to come to terms with some of the major issues facing our planet. It is all too easy to assume that we are surrounded by enormous natural spaces, with crisp mountain air to breathe, that we need our SUV’s to get through winter, and there is a ready supply of food shipped in on a regular basis so we need not worry about providing our own. There is however, an obvious awakening to the realities that face our future. These realities are forcing us to look at alternative ways of doing things. Cranbrook Connected, formed as part of a condition of funds received from Terasen Gas, has been a large and valuable part of looking at Cranbrook, its’ residents and their future but we must not forget we are part of a much bigger picture.
Economy and the Environment - A lot of talk and emphasis goes on about economy but without a sustained environment there will be no economy.
In order to sustain the world and our area within it, action rather than reaction is called for. Cranbrook Connected will be presenting their conclusions and recommendations at the Monday, June 27th Council Meeting at 6:00pm.
If you cannot be there their website can be found at:
Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.