It seems that John Wilkinson is engaging in the type of verbal ping pong that continues unabated over the facts about climate change, and is largely the reason little actually gets done [“Letter: Focus on transport sector,” March 7].
We cannot afford the time it takes any more. Perhaps a “Truckless Tuesday” would be more to his liking?
We need to be addressing all avenues of action, not one or the other. Every source of emissions is fair game, and everyone needs to do their part in whatever way works for them. I admire [City of Powell River] council’s action on the Meatless Monday initiative and look forward to more such leadership.
In reality, it is the general public that really needs to step up and change habits in both food consumption and transportation. Stop using 5,000-pound-plus vehicles to go to the grocery store for small loads or for everyday transportation needs. Get a small, fuel-efficient vehicle for running around town or take the bus. Powell River is the ideal location and has the ideal climate for using a zero-emissions vehicle most of the year, and there are some great incentives available for their purchase. And they cost almost nothing to operate.
Bill Lytle-McGhee, member
Climate Action Powell River