Green, renewable, sustainable, eco-friendly – all new buzz words with lots of available federal and provincial funding attached to them so why not make Campbell River the example in showing the rest of province what can be done?
Let’s start by giving tax breaks and incentives to builders that produce homes with the following green amenities:
- All steel roof ( 50-year lifespan, low maintenance, no petroleum product.)
- All gutters go to a concrete cistern in the ground (water used to water lawn and garden, no need for water restrictions or meters)
- One guarburator sink in kitchen (all organic waste go directly to compost tank, this would save tons and tons of waste being taken to the landfill this compost would be used in the garden, less need for garbage pick-up).
These measures would put Campbell River as the first city to show that we are serious about making a change and whatever tax breaks are given to the builders for this would be recovered by avaliable grants – so no cost to the city or taxpayer (that’s a new concept?).
Let’s bring back the vitality that this city has enjoyed in the past. We have so much to offer, and now cleaner air. Let’s tell the world about us, and invite them to come and live here. I don’t know of a better place to live than Campbell River.