Monthly Archives: August 2013

Help make Nanaimo a GE free zone

Nanaimo City Council will meet at 4.30pm on the 26th August to hear a request for a GE Free zone resolution.

Help make Nanaimo GE Free!!! Come out and support the resolution, tell your friends and family.

Go to the Shaw Auditorium in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre located at 101 Gordon St in Nanaimo. Parking is available, in an underground parking garage located at Gordon St and Museum Way. Parking can also be accessed off Front St.
From the north: Parkway, highway 19, turn left onto Jingle Pot Rd (signs Jingle Pot/City Centre). Continue onto Third St. Continue onto Fitzwilliam St. Continue onto Bastion St. Turn right onto Commercial St. Destination will be on the left.

Grand Forks is now a GE Free zone

Congratulations to Grand Forks which is now the 62nd GE Free zone in BC.Well done the amazing campaigners in Grand Forks for adding your town to the list! Every community that passes a GE Free resolution adds pressure on the Provincial government to declare a moratorium on GE crops and animals.

For more details on Ge Free zones in BC go to:

https://gefreebc.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/where-are-the-61-ge-free-zones-in-bc/

All BC to go GE Free next month? Help us make this happen.

All BC to go GE Free????!!! Talk to and write to your Mayor and Councillors now

All BC municipalities get together once a year and this year their UBCM Convention will be from the 16th-20th September in Vancouver.

Metchosin, which is a GE Free zone, is putting forward a resolution at the Convention asking for all BE municipalities to supportĀ  banning GE crops and animals. Here is the resolution:

“that UBCM ask the British Columbia government to legislate the prohibition of importing, exporting and growing plants and seeds containing genetically engineered DNA, and raising GE animals within BC, and to declare, through legislation, that BC is a GE Free area in respect to all plant and animal species”.

SIGN THE PETITION TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT HERE, AND SEND TO ALL YOUR CONTACTS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE PETITION.

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/vote-yes-for-a-ge-free-bc-at-the-ubcm-september-2013-convention?utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

DOWNLOAD THE PETITION HERE:

GE Free BC Petition

DOWNLOAD A POSTCARD FOR DISTRIBUTION HERE:

UBCM Postcard.for posting

WRITE TO YOUR MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A LETTER YOU CAN ADAPT

UBCM letter to Council

MEET WITH MAYOR AND COUNCIL – CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR TALKING POINTS

talking points UBCM

Let us know the action you have takenĀ  – so we can keep track across the Province – at gefreebc07@yahoo.ca

Thank you for your support!!!