Everyone has their own lenses - here are Stephanie's:
Consider mobility challenges,
access to washrooms, reduced
sensory spaces, improving
services online and in-person.
Cost of services must be
considered in all decision making.
ENVIRONMENT: We only have one planet and the
environment must be considered in all
infrastructure and housing decisions.
Greenfield development rules,
brownfield surveys, and dwelling bylaws help to support transportation
options and increase community
HEALTH: All people share needs for housing
security and access to support
services. Whether attracting skilled
workers, retaining youth, supporting
seniors, or to help people going through
life transitions, having diverse options
builds the health of our community.
Stephanie's Vernon Actions to-date
a submission to the British Columbia provincial government, to the
Finance Committee, to request forestry reform be included in the
2022-23 budget considerations. The main takeaways from the request
were to phase out old-growth logging and forest clear cutting, as
these practices make forest fires spread more rapidly. She wrote an
article summarizing the submission, here. See drop down menu called BC Finance Committee – Submission on Forestry Reform
Stephanie was involved in
organizing the RBC Day of Action event in Vernon on Friday October
29th (2021), with Leadnow and Vernon Climate Action Now! to draw
attention to RBC being the largest financial backer of the oil &
gas industry in Canada, and 5th
largest in the world.