“The panel painted a picture of collaboration and outcome-oriented actions, with a focus on the Comox Valley and its Guide to Water-Wise Land Development in the Comox Valley. Then, they elaborated on how on-the-ground success is a springboard to an over-arching vision,” reports Kim Stephens.
Announcing a New Initiative to Foster Collaboration Focused on Economy and Ecology – 'Vancouver Island 2065'
“This is an exciting partnership that will result in a comprehensive approach to visioning and planning that will ultimately benefit many diverse groups on Vancouver Island,” states Pedro Marquez.
Vancouver Island 2065: "We are turning vision into action," explains Eric Bonham at 2013 State of the Island Economic Summit
“The outcomes include things like low carbon technology, green infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and creative business practices. And the broad principles include a commitment to a shared vision, the common good, fair play, a sense of ethics, and inclusion across cultures,” stated Eric Bonham.
Settlement, Economy and Ecology in Balance: “What We Want Vancouver Island to Look Like in 50 Years!”
“As our economy diversities, our communities grow, and our population expands, we must find ways of working together so that we will balance the inevitable demands of growth with the equally important issue of protecting our coveted and life-sustaining natural environment. Vancouver Island 2065 is an important step towards increasing awareness as well as inter-regional cooperation,” states George Hanson.