Thanks for taking the time to join this collective effort and putting your amazing brains towards advancing the thinking re Green Space, Community Gardens and COVID challenges and potential opportunities.
The Green Space and Community Gardens slides have been updated to include the input and provided and the resources and action items identified.
The slides are available via the google link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MqVj9xaMyfdB6v4-0pZkIw2nRmS7v6Kjz-2kCo9EFFU/edit?usp=sharing
I have added into the messaging some excellent insights and perspectives from Louise Comeau from the Conservation Council of New Brunswick from her presentation on Nurturing caring values, communicating in a pandemic: While not undermining environmental protection now and in the future. I really loved some of the below perspectives (and not just because I am a closet romantic J) but because it is something that really resonated with me. As shocking as this global pandemic is, this is the first time in my life where I have seen humanity make the decision that saving lives is more important than the economic hits it will lay on us. I am quite proud of our species for the way people are making personal sacrifices for the sake of protecting not just ourselves but each other. Just wanted to share some of her wonderful insights.
- Don’t only talk about economic stimulus, talk about just recovery, rebuilding, renewing, reimagining, economic and ecological resilience, community and personal preparedness and security.
- Try not to use the war narrative. This is a love story, not a war one. This is about humanity coming together to protect each other, putting public health and lives as a priority, it shows our inter-connectedness, dependence on each other, how humans are willing to support each other and make sacrifices for each other’s sake.
- It shows our respect and appreciation for our shared humanity.