The Municipality of North Cowichan is reinstating its Environmental Advisory Committee and actively recruiting up to nine volunteers to serve on the committee.
Those who have demonstrated experience and interest or expertise in environmental matters affecting North Cowichan are being sought.
In January 2021, council will review applications and appoint successful candidates to the committee. The EAC will meet every other month, commencing early in 2021. It will provide valuable advice on corporate planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the community plus other environmental matters such as natural areas, watershed protection, air quality, climate adaptation and any emerging issues referred by council.
“I am looking forward to getting the Environmental Advisory Committee back up and running again, and I know all of Council is, too,” noted Councillor Kate Marsh, who was appointed chair. “The previous committee provided a very effective way for council to gather advice and input from the community on a wide variety of environmental topics.
“Reinstating an environmentally-focused committee reflects the sense of urgency to tackle the climate emergency which council acknowledged in 2019. Council is working to apply an environmental lens on all land use and long-range strategic planning, especially the Official Community Plan update. I think the EAC will bring a fresh perspective to the table and help council consider the environment in all we do.”
For more about the application criteria and the EAC terms of reference, fill out an online application at www.northcowichan.ca/committees. Call: 250-746-3103 to request a hard-copy application.