Mr. Ross followed up on some of his thoughts from earlier this week to focus on some of the road travelled so far towards affirming a commitment to protecting the natural environment for future generations.
The MLA began his commentary by noting that the day was the 51st annual celebration of Earth Day and charted some of the path that has been followed in observation of it.Today, billions of people in 193 countries around the world now participate in Earth Day, in activities all shared by everybody, recognizing the collective responsibility we all have to this planet, our shared heritage and bond to the pale blue dot that we call Earth.
In 2009, April 22 was also proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as International Mother Earth Day. And after a year of people all around the world staying home and not travelling, those of us who call British Columbia home have more reasons than ever to be thankful to Mother Earth and to live in this great province, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
We all recognize the importance of combatting climate change, reducing emissions and working to secure a clean future for our children and grandchildren.