I think of myself as a caretaker of this Earth

Duncan – I would like to respond to Bryan Wallis’s letter posted in Jan. 14 edition.

While I agree with some of the points that he made i.e. that companies are exploiting the use of “being green”, I still feel he is missing the point on renewable energy.

I am also in favor of people being able to express their opinions, but it was in the way that he expressed his, that spoiled his well thought out letter.

Without the put-downs of others; belief systems, and ideals, I actually would have taken his letter a lot more seriously.

As you call us “environmental activists”, I like to think of myself as a caretaker here, with a responsibility to do as much as humanly possible to leave this world a better place for my children.

I had the privilege of seeing David Suzuki give a talk in Toronto about 20 years ago. He was one of the first people that I had ever seen have the courage to speak out against genetically modified foods.

He has been a voice, where many others have succumbed to intense greed or threats.

The closer we can all come together on keeping our planet clean and safe for future generations is really all that matters. We need self sustainability. Big corporations and companies do not want that for us.

They will do anything in their power to keep us in their pockets.

The more we support local renewable energies and sources, the more debt free, happier and healthier we will all start to be.

Mary-Jane Fogel

Duncan

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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