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Vernon council urged to tackle climate change

Neave Allen, a Grade 5 student at Beairsto Elementary, speaks to the media Monday after making a presentation to Vernon council about the environment. - Photo submitted
Neave Allen, a Grade 5 student at Beairsto Elementary, speaks to the media Monday after making a presentation to Vernon council about the environment.
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A young voice is taking on the establishment.

Neave Allen, a Grade 5 student at Beairsto Elementary, asked Vernon council Monday to be aware of the impact of climate change.

“You must make reducing emissions a priority. You can stop development far from the city core,” she said.

“You should encourage green roofs and solar panels on roofs.”

Mayor Rob Sawatzky says he was impressed with the presentation but admits municipalities are limited in what they can do about the environment.

“The big thing clear are the federal and provincial governments,” he said.

“The federal Conservative government has no interest in climate change and doing anything about it. They don’t pay attention to the science.”

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.

 

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