Karl Perrin writes an invitation to a forum on Sept 5, 2010:
Is the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) a “done deal”?
Well, there’s lots of sand piled up all along the proposed route. What would it take to undo what’s been done? A fair amount of digging sand, moving it to a better place.
So what are we waiting for?
I’ve been reading lately about the impact of diesel exhaust, especially the ultra fine particulate, on children in schools within 100 meters of the proposed truck freeway.
It’s not a pretty picture. If the SFPR is built, we must try to eliminate diesel container trucks from using it. The impact on the kids at Bridgeview Elementary (to say nothing of the lungs of birds, and the flora and fauna of Burns Bog) will be devastating. And that’s only one of 12 schools near the proposed truckin’ freeway.
Please come to this Forum at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (UCV), 949 W. 49th at Oak St, in the Fireside Room at 12:30 on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2010. Eric Doherty will have a Powerpoint presentation.
And on 10/10/10 be sure to come to “Dig in for Climate Justice” and dig the SFPR. This is one part of the Global Work Party organized by Greenpeace and 350.org
This local event is sponsored by the Council of Canadians local chapters, and GatewaySucks.org
Here’s the blurb:
FORUM Sunday, Sept.5 at 12:30, Fireside Room “Dig In for Climate Justice”
On Sunday, 10/10/10, at 2pm take direct action against climate crime. The South Fraser Freeway would greatly increase carbon emissions, and trash BC’s best farmland. We can stop it, if you dig in and help! This work party is sponsored by The Council of Canadians and GatewaySucks.org. Presenter Eric Doherty has been an anti- Gateway writer and activist since 2006. Join the Global Work Party on 10/10/10 sponsored by 350.org
All the best, Karl Perrin (Chair, Enviro C’tee, UCV and Co-chair, Pilgrimage to Burns Bog)