1) Going solar in BC, getting rid of dependence on BC Hydro.
Elphinstone: Going net zero in Area E
“The first thing you notice upon arriving at the Pageau home is the roof packed with solar panels. Gerry is on the board of the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association and early on had organized 24 panels for his flat roof. He bought some racking from a business that didn’t need them anymore and arranged the panels at the optimum angle. On the association’s first bulk buy, he bought eight more and along with also having a solar thermal system, that means that their home, swimming pool and small rental unit is net zero – i.e., they supply BC Hydro with about the same amount of energy they use”.
2) Between the “distraction” that this article describes and the reduction in fertility, the human race is in danger. But maybe that’s OK — it will save the earth from extinction (joke).
People are having less sex than ever: Could your phone be a passion killer?
“Kaye Wellings, who led the research, said: “In the digital age there are more diversionary stimuli that can take up your spare time,” citing smartphones, Netflix and social media as “likely distractions that may prevent intimacy.” “
3) We all are concerned about how exposure to wireless devices can harm our families and ourselves. But many others do not want to listen about this — if they do, they might have to stop loving their gadgets. So we have to find other approaches to fighting. Like smeters, 5G has so many issues that it is likely that one of them will be of interest to that person holding a cell phone.
Here is one: bees. These studies were done several years old but they’re still valid. These are just a couple of the studies that conclude our pollinators are suffering and will suffer more as the environment is more polluted. Studies have shown that these small insects will suffer even more from exposure to milliwaves because the waves are so small.
Bee Population Suffers from this Technological Device
“Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland found that cell phone signals confuse and disorient bees, often leading to their death. Over 83 experiments paralleled the research conducted in Switzerland, concluding that cell phones at least have a negative impact.”
BEES, BIRDS AND HUMANKIND Destroying nature by Electrosmog by Prof. Ulrich Warnke
https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/7521097894.pdf (direct to the report)
4) The Grassroots Organization is expanding to address Wi-Fi in schools. More sites to give to teachers and parents. The time is approaching when there will be lawsuits, and if administrators and trustees who have been given evidence and fail to take precautionary measures, they could be held personally liable.
Wireless Radiation in Schools
“What every school administrator and facilities director should know”
See “Horgan’s” letter below.
From: “Sharon Noble”
Cc: “Mitzi Dean MLA” <Mitzi.Dean.MLA@leg.bc.ca>, “michelle mungall MLA” <michelle.mungall.MLA@leg.bc.ca>, “adrian dix mla” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “andrew weaver mla” <email@example.com>, “sonia furstenau mla” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: May 9, 2019
Subject: Re: Two years ago today
I had so much hope for you and the NDP. You were so gracious when we fought smart meters together, when you helped win the vote at the 2011 UBCM. You celebrated by bringing me flowers. What happened?
You said you would help give us a voice, to have a choice, to have this unnecessary, expensive, invasive and dangerous program reviewed,
You said you and your party would care for the environment — but Site C continues and you will have to live with this on your conscience. Future generations will remember what you allowed to happened to vital farmlands, pristine forests, to homes and memories of people who have lived there for 100s of years.
Pipelines, fracking… Sadly I could go on and on.
You promised transparency yet no one in your government or party will respond to emails or letters crafted by constituents after research. It is not easy for some people to write — and you shun them. People who care, people who are responsible listen to others and respond, whether they are politicians or not. But politicians, especially, need to listen to their constituents and respond. But no one in your party does. This is disrespectful and smacks of contempt.
Now you and your members are asking for money, for help, and for money. That really takes the cake.
Much to my dismay, you have done nothing to expect anything from people in BC, but especially for those still waiting for letters to be answered and promises to be fulfilled
I am disappointed because now, I, a long time NDP supporter, have to find a new party to vote for. Certainly not Liberal. I am left with the Green Party — but Andrew Weaver and Sonia Furstenau have copied your party a model. Non- responsive. Proudly ignorant of the issues. I will vote Green but only because of Elizabeth May and some of her members who have shown they care. But if they don’t live up to promises made, I guess I will become one of the many who have no one to vote for.
Unlike you I am answering your email, but I won’t again.
From: “LAVONNE GARNETT” (name given with permission)
Cc: “sonia furstenau” <email@example.com>, “andrew weaver mla” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “adam olsen MLA” <email@example.com>, “doug routley” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Paul Manly” <email@example.com>, “Sheila Malcolmson” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: May 9, 2019
Subject: Re: Two years ago today
Dear Premier Horgan,
I want to help our province, our world, our environment. I am waiting to see what happens to stop the Site C dam, stop fracking for LNG, stop LNG liquefaction plants, stop the rampart cutting of our forests, stop dissemination of wifi and 5 G technology, removal of the penalty fee for keeping our analogue meters, and insurance that the Trans Mountain pipeline does not open our coasts to more risks of spills from bitumen.
Until I see the protections I believe we need from those issues, I will not donate any money to the NDP.
When I think back to the 2017 election, to the evening of May 9 as the results were coming in, what comes to mind isn’t the tight races that went down to the wire, or all the hard work and long days.
It’s the people. The people I met on the campaign, who wanted something better for British Columbia. Their worries, and their hopes for the future.
I think of Inder and Ahmed, a young couple I met in Surrey, who were trying to buy a home and were nervous about finding affordable child care. Or Marjorie, who was waiting too long for a spot in a care facility. And Lawrence, struggling to find work in a forestry town.
Two years ago today, people all across BC voted for a better future for BC.
Two years and a lot of hard work later, it feels like we’re making a difference. We eliminated MSP fees, saving families up to $1,800 a year. We clamped down on speculation and are building housing across the province. We launched CleanBC, our climate action plan. We’re leading the country in job creation, and wage growth in BC is the highest it’s been for a decade.
And there is still so much more to do. We can’t slow down.
Because the BC Liberals aren’t just waiting around – Elections BC says they’ve raised more money than us this year, and they are attacking everything we do, promising to undo all our progress.
We can’t let them beat us. Please give today, if you can.
Premier John Horgan
BC’s New Democrats
New Democratic Party of British Columbia
#1300 – 1095 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2M6
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
The more you research, the crazier you sound to ignorant people.