“The Land” – A Plea For Not Paving Over A Natural Paradise In Niagara Falls, Ontario

“The time is overdue for us to respect the land and to protect the unique pockets of natural antiquity that remain.”

By Linda Babb

Posted July 8th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

‘The Land is not an abstract diagram, outline on a piece of paper or a mere commodity to be sold to the highest bidder. The land is a comprehensive, living, breathing entity in itself.

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We, as humans, could not survive very long without “the land” to live on. We depend on the land for our food supply; for the air we breathe – the trees clean the air for us, we don’t have the capacity to do that.

The trees and the land absorb pollutants for us. The land is precious and the land is finite.

We humans are arrogant creatures who believe we have the right, as those beings who walk upright on two legs, to do whatever we choose to the land. In our arrogance we also believe we can do whatever we please to lesser beings who walk on four legs, fly or swim.

That is not the case.

We ALL benefit from the land, from the gift of being able to share this land. The time is overdue for us to respect the land and to protect the unique pockets of natural antiquity that remain un-invaded by man.

It is time to restore parcels which retain their unique qualities and respect the unquantifiable value they represent. Let’s NOT “see “Paradise” and put up a parking lot”.

Linda Babb is a resident of Niagara Falls – a teacher by vocation and profession, she turned to politics as a means to “make a difference” at the constituency level then progressed to being a Legislative and Ministerial Assistant in BC. Through learning three Portfolios, one of which was Lands Parks and Housing/Environment, then Forestry she became passionate about Land and Environment and the necessity of true conservation .

Find Linda Babb on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/linda.babb.94 . and find more at The Peoples Platform site athttps://www.facebook.com/n/?groups%2Fpeoplesplatformnf%2F1686478968271144%2F&aref=1464524040696344&medium=email&mid=53404dbde6420G6198f27dG533fa1335f218G96Gc27e&bcode=1.1464571591.Abk3nLFNx0MSqDCB&n_m=drapers%40vaxxine.com

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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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One response to ““The Land” – A Plea For Not Paving Over A Natural Paradise In Niagara Falls, Ontario

  1. The Peoples’ Platform is a facebook group with a belief that Collectively PEOPLE do make a difference. Interested people are invited to post their concerns and it is our intention that we will be the vehicle to stir things up!! Democracy is a participation experience – do visit the group and join if you feel strongly about local matters.

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