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June 12, 2009

Pender Island… the LIVELY island?

Filed under: Commentary — Jocko @ 12:49 am

I have lived on Pender for 14 years now, and during those years, have thought to myself occasionally, if I didn’t live here, where else would I live?  There are so many wonderful people who live here, and yet so many things that could make this island a better place to live.

I am always on the lookout for ways to improve life on Pender.  Not just drive by waves, which, by the way, are great, but basic, long term quality-of-life efforts each of us can make.  A dwellers mindset perhaps.  Pender… not just a temporary escape from the increasingly cramped world we live in, but a sustainable part of the real world.

How will we live on this island in future years?  We all have to face the realities of today’s and tommorow’s world.  The air appears less clear every year, the noise around us builds, and the costs mount.

I’m not a leader by nature, but I propose something like “Green Neighbourhood Meetings”, maybe quarterly, to discuss and make public, ideas about how we could navigate our island’s future without political rhetoric or incumberace.  Small town style, local get togethers –  around a glass of wine, tea, or whatever, to take control of what we have and what we want to be.  Let’s get it… together.  – Jocko

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  1. That is a very sound idea….

    Comment by Tracy Waters — June 12, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

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