Editorial: Compost project the right kind of growth

Planning for the future does all communities good in the end

Improvements to the community don’t happen overnight.

Positive change can take months and years to move from need to concept, to plans and finally to something concrete.

And progressive improvements are happening all around this area. Whether it’s the forward thinking compost facility in Seabird we wrote about last week, or a splashy new playground on the beachfront in Harrison, or the first steps in planning for the future in Agassiz, the efforts behind the change are worthy of applause.

When we start making composting a community act, everyone is encouraged to rethink even the smallest habits in an effort to improve the world. It’s not a huge deal to compost your leftover tidbits, but when an entire community is working together, it’s a whole different story.

Imagine the effort, the sheer amount of work, behind creating a comprehensive community composting plan. Now imagine if all communities began adopting the same programs. The amount of landfill waste diverted would have an immense impact on truck traffic, the need for landfill growth, and so on.

Additionally, the byproduct isn’t creating in another country. It isn’t shipped overseas. It becomes the soil that renourishes the very earth beneath us.

As communities all around the FVRD continue to review their Official Community Plans, perhaps the sort of inner vision and forethought displayed by the Seabird Island band would go along way to sustaining all of us well into the future.

 

Just Posted

Relationships, continuity top health-care concerns for Agassiz residents

Feedback during Fraser Health events showed access to health care needs to improve

Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina

The property has been the subject of a number development proposals over the years

Chilliwack Players Guild brings first ever radio play to stage

An Affair of Honour is based on a true story, written by the father of a Chilliwack man

‘Big hearts and even bigger feet’: Comedian sends Harrison humour to the silver screen

Jonny Harris will see the town highlighted on his small-town comedy series ‘Still Standing’

More staff being hired at Fraser Valley seniors homes

Number of care hours for residents lags behind provincial targets

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read