To: BC Members of the Legislative Assembly
Re: Request to Proclaim ‘A Day For Our Common Future’ – December 11th, 2015
October 13, 2015
Dear BC MLAs,
As we did last year please find attached a Proclamation, along with a request to local BC governments, to recognize December 11th as ‘A Day For Our Common Future.’ This is the date the UN formally received the report from the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987.
As you know both climate change and sustainable development are being increasingly and prominently addressed as we approach the UN Paris Conference in December. In this light we believe the support of BC’s MLA’s and government would go a long way to encouraging British Columbians and Canadians, as well as leaders from around the world, to take a good look at the practical goals and benefits of sustainable development.
In 2014 the Province of British Columbia and 15 BC cities signed the Proclamation, indicating support from elected officials and governments, representing approximately 4,658,000 BC residents – 13% of Canada’s population.
We do then believe this Declaration reflects the interests of Canadians from all walks of life, and have been very pleased with the increasing support over the years. And we are certain our families, and our country, will find both rewards and a renewed sense of optimism as we work together for these shared goals.
This year, with the economy and the environment in mind, it would say much to the world, and to Canada’s vision as a community of communities, if we chose to recognize ‘A Day For Our Common Future’. We would then like to invite your consideration in declaring and furthering the recognition of December 11th in our communities and throughout the Province of British Columbia as ‘A Day For Our Common Future’.
Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if we can be of assistance.
attach. – Proclamation & Letter to Local BC Governments