7 pm Wednesday, October 5, Nelson United Church.
Local groups concerned with planetary health have joined forces to organize a Nelson all-candidates’ forum on the future of the climate and environmental action in the City.
The Nelson Chapter of Council of Canadians, West Kootenay Climate Hub, and Nelson Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health are sponsoring the evening event on Wednesday, October 5th 7 pm at Nelson United Church.
“Selecting the representatives to advance Nelson’s climate plan, “Nelson Next”, is crucial to our community’s response to the environmental crises,” said Keith Wiley from the Council of Canadians.
“We want to hear from the candidates that they are ready to make real progress on reducing emissions in our community,” says Dave Gregory from the West Kootenay Climate Hub. “It’s our responsibility to our families and to the world.”
The forum will be a chance for the community to hear directly from Mayoral and Council candidates on their commitment to the changes we need for a healthy future.
“It’s in our faces, and in our lungs, again this year. The increase in wildfires caused by climate change is one of the biggest health threats right now,” said Judith Fearing from Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health.
More details on the event will be available on the websites:
facebook: Nelson Chapter Council of Canadians.