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Renewable Opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030

The ECOreport reposts one of its’ editor’s articles, Renewable Opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030

Originally Published on Clean Technica

Editor’s Note: In addition to my site, the ECOreport, I am one of the bloggers for Clean Technica and we were asked to submit an entry to the  Masdar Blogging Contest. The focus was to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” I decided to describe what I would like to see on Cortes Island.

Since then one of my neighbours, Nancy, has drawn up a petition “calling for Cortes Island to commit to become 100% clean (by 2050) because that’s what scientists tell us is necessary to safeguard our future.” She addressed it to our Regional Director, Noba Anderson. Access it here.)  

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There are presently fewer than a thousand residents on Cortes Island, which is presently  a six-hour drive (and three ferry trips) north of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. There will be many renewable opportunities on Cortes Island by 2030.

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Whaletown Commons Became a Park

Podcast below was Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ, 89.5 FM)  on Tuesday November 4, 2014. 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There was a celebration on Cortes Island a little more than a week ago. Close to a hundred people came out in the rain to much on some of the goodies and listen to some of the communities elders. After more than a quarter of a century, Whaletown Commons became a park.

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Delores Broten & the Watershed Sentinel

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Watershed Sentinel’s origins go back to 1990. Most of Cortes Island’s forest is second growth, which has grown up up since the turn of the 20th century. When MacMillan Bloedel came to harvest these trees, they found themselves opposed by 100 to 200 local residents. Delores Broten kept local residents abreast of of developments with a newsletter that  grew to become an award-winning environmental news magazine. This morning’s broadcast focuses on Delores Broten & the Watershed Sentinel.
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