On this International Women's Day, I wish to honour the amazing women in my life. There is a type of leadership that is a 'selfless pillar of strength,' which too often goes unrecognized, but it is often demonstrated by women in my life.
I hear my grandmother's wisdom and advice even today, years after she passed away. My mom is full of life and is like a best friend. She probably doesn't know how much she has inspired and instilled confidence in me over the years, but she should know it (I love you, mom).
Now I know what it is like to have someone so integrated into your life that it is like an organ or a limb of your body. That is how I feel with my wife. She works so hard for people and cares so deeply that it sometimes hurts. I am so grateful for having met and lived together, and I welcome every day we have together. There is nothing like making my wife smile or laugh… I love it.
Thank you to all the women who've helped me and others grow; you make strong communities every day. I understand that often, the only way to return these women's kindness, guidance and leadership is to 'pay it forward,' which is what I'll do.
We had a wonderful walk from Brentwood to Sidney and back and we have this message...
Youth in Central Saanich know that climate change is the single biggest existential threat we face and Zeb is committed to doing everything possible to address it. Zeb worked hard on the first energy plan and even co-wrote the grant application to secure funding. After Central Saanich adopted the 2018 plan the world received an updated report from world climate scientists on the urgency and need to do more, faster. So while working with youth at Bayside Schoool, Zeb eventually got council to declare a climate emergency and adopt the accelerated Climate Leadership Plan in 2019 with bold new targets that met the call of the UN scientists.
But Zeb knows that we need to actually implement the plan with creative and bold actions in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030*. It's possible for our community, but to get there we need to work together and so aside from this re-election campaign, Zeb invites all residents to contact him to discuss initiatives concerning climate mitigation and adaptation.
A crucial part of an election campaign is teamwork. Our intrepid sign crew has been instrumental in getting the word out to re-elect Zeb King. You can leave a message for Bob or the rest of our growing team here: https://www.zebking.ca/suggestions