The following speech was presented by Elida Peers at the Sooke Fall Fair 2015 opening ceremonies. The theme for this year’s fair: Embraces Light and Soil.
– Elida Peers
I think many of us are going back to our forebears in our thinking and practices, and it’s certainly due.
Our Pioneers knew to recycle, re-use, and save. It’s really only during the last half of the 20th century that our population because such a wasteful and consumer-based society.[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Before w totally pollute the world, it’s good to know that more and more of our society are trying to utilize the many attributes of nature that we have been taking for granted, as we are so used to the positive forces of nature that surroundS us.
Foremost, the power of the sun and the earth, but so too, the wind, the rain and the ocean.
When I was a young child I was taught respect for our environment and was not allowed to litter.
Out hiking, it was permitted to throw away an apple core, but nothing else should be left behind.
The apple core, of course, would become part of that food cycle that the fall fair theme is promoting.
Congratulations to everyone who works for the fair for helping to create a more wholesome society.
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