VICTORIA B.C. – Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement for Earth Day:
“Earth Day encourages us to appreciate the natural environment in all its forms, but it also reminds us of the responsibility we have to ensure the health of our planet.
“The theme for this year’s Earth Day campaign is ending plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is visible close to home in B.C.; it marks our beaches, landfills and lives. If you are interested in learning more, getting involved, or signing the Earth Day Network petition, we encourage you to visit https://www.earthday.org/. We have committed to ending plastic pollution in our office and everyday lives by using reusable coffee cups and staying away from plastic straws!
“We would also like to acknowledge the incredible beauty and diversity of British Columbia as a whole. As B.C. Green MLAs, the mission of Earth Day to promote environmental sustainability underlies all our work. We continue to work hard every day to champion evidence-based policies that will enable British Columbians to enjoy our unparalleled beautiful natural environment for generations to come.”
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