Happy Canada Day!
Come join G E Free Comox Valley at Lewis Park. July 1st 2015, 10am-4pm.
This dynamic team is planning a booth there with new panels, interactive games and postcard writing to Courtenay Council for the GE Free Purchasing Policy.
Drop in to say hi and write your post card.
Up date of the process: What stage is our request at in Courtenay City Hall?
On May 4th, 2015, Courtenay City Council voted to research on the Economic Impact of a GE Free purchasing policy for the City of Courtenay.
Our request is for the City of Courtenay when it buys plants, trees for beautification or vending and catering., to choose to buy GE Free products.
It is not a policy to impose on the general public. We are requesting the City to show leadership
on this issue and promote our growing reputation as a healthy organic community.
A Purchasing Policy would enable more products to be developed in the valley, being an economic driver, and this policy would tie in very well with a BUY LOCAL policy and keep $$ in the community.
The City ‘s new Chief Financial Officer is beginning his job July 1. He will review the report that is being written now and then this report will be presented to Council for the final vote. We do not know the date of this vote.. Before or after the summer recess.
THe vibes we are receiving is that it is a contentious issue for the City.
SO IF we want to get this Policy ,.We, the residents, have to push for it in every way we can.
Please talk to your friends, write to media, talk to the Councillors during this summer so that this issue is taken seriously and forcefully.
on behalf of GE Free CV