The Community and Social Planning Council’s work “Can’t stay and Can’t leave” identified fear as a common experience of tenants in this region. Victoria’s high real estate prices mean young families who do buy in live with worrying debt loads. Forest fires, smoky summers, flooding and increasingly extreme weather frighten many of us. Many employers and unions are working to understand rising levels of anxiety and stress in their workplaces. What used to be seen as simple pleasures in life like a healthy breakfast or a visit with a loved one carry the complexity of associated high carbon footprints.
Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT) has pledged to act together on housing and mental health through the lenses of Climate Change and Reconciliation. Sierra Club BC is a member of GVAT and we are committed to exploring the intersection of these issues.
- What do they have in common with each other?
- Can we make a new story out of their inter-connectivity? What might be the elements of that?
- How can we use this moment to strengthen our organizations and each other?
- How can we set each other and ourselves up to bring meaning and success in our day to day lives?
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