Paul George, co-founder of North America’s first Green Party, the Green Party of BC, and co-founder of the British Columbia-based (Western Canada) Wilderness Committee is being awarded the Order of British Columbia, the highest recognition that the Province grants to any citizen. Below is a summary of some of his accomplishments for wilderness preservation and green politics.
The Order of British Columbia is the Province’s highest honour for individuals who have served with great distinction or excelled in their field; inspiring individuals who have left a lasting legacy and whose extraordinary achievements have contributed to a better quality of life in the province.
“This is a great honour that everyone who helped make a reality and worked to build the Green Party should share, for it was always a group effort, not a one-person show,” said George. “But I would rather have the Provincial Government stop the liquidation of the last one percent of the big-treed ancient forests of B.C. and quit promoting fossil fuel projects and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, because with global warming coming at us at super-pandemic-speed, all of our successful efforts to protect nature will be for naught.”Continue Reading »