EVENT: Forests + Climate Change: Townhall Meeting & Community Dialogue
Friday May 10
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Native Sons Hall (360 Cliffe Avenue)
K’ómoks Territory (Courtenay)
Please join Sierra Club BC, the Wilderness Committee and local Comox Valley activists for an evening of presentations on the climate crisis, the state of old-growth and second-growth forests on Vancouver Island and how these two relate to each other, followed by group discussions about how we can build a just and sustainable future in the Valley and across the Island!
Climate change and decades of mismanagement of forests in and around the Comox Valley are and will continue to be major challenges into the future. How can we build interest in meaningful change on both these interconnected issues simultaneously, and with the speed required? How can we do this in a way that benefits everyone and respects the sovereignty of the First Nations in whose territories we live?
These are the questions we want to dive into.
All perspectives are welcome, and we want to issue a challenge that everyone interested taking part in this conversation: try to bring one other person who may not otherwise attend an event like this!
The Wilderness Committee and Sierra Club BC will be on the road during the first two weeks of May, documenting old-growth forests and logging, meeting with First Nations, local governments and communities up and down Vancouver Island.
The meeting will be held in the Lodge Rooms in the lower level of the Native Sons Hall in downtown Courtenay.
**This event is being organized on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Feature image: Andrew S. Wright