She asked that the people in the room take that comprehensive and integrated approach like that in their endeavours.
“We consider what we want now, and in the future. What quality of life and what actions we will take to attain that quality of life, and what the life-nurturing environment we call the ecosystem blocks must be like to sustain that quality of life now and for the future for our children, grandchildren, and for 100 years down the road.”
Conceding that there’s no simple solutions to make everyone happy, Guichon simply suggested considering both the environment and the economy when making decisions.
“I believe that we must all have respectful relationships, not only with one another, but with the land and with our community or wherever we are based, and that we are all responsible to leave our place, our community, our province in as good as better condition for the next generation.”
Speaking to the audience of industry representatives and politicians, Guichon noted that the one group that may not be represented at the conference is energy consumers.
“Those of us who tend to take it all for granted, as long as ‘it’ is available at the flick of a switch, or the turn of a key, or should I say FOB today,” she elaborated. “And so it is to be hope that the rest of us in society may also increase our energy literacy so that we may make informed decisions.”
Guichon made stops at Bert Ambrose Elementary School, Peace Villa Residential Care Centre, and the Pomeroy Sport Centre, before heading to Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge. She will travel to Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor on Friday, and Fort Nelson Saturday, before Toad River, Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Liard Hot Springs and Lower Post on October 6 and 7.