…as a Member but first, some background.
In March, 2014 CCSAGE incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. The objectives of our group remain the same: we advocate for green energy projects when they are safe and appropriate, and challenge them otherwise. The proposed wind factories in South Marysburgh and Athol are neither green nor appropriate, and our group strenuously opposes them by initiatives of our own and by supporting the activities of PECFN and APPEC.
As an example of a green initiative that we would support, Ontario is considering the establishment a long-term power purchase agreement with Quebec. This is an excellent idea, because Quebec generates almost all of its electricity (95%+) from hydro-electric facilities, perhaps the greenest of all sources.
CCSAGE now has a Board of Directors, a Steering Committee and thousands of supporters who have become engaged in some way in challenging proposed wind projects in the County . The current Board is made up of Anne Dumbrille (Chair), Karen Empringham (Vice-Chair) and Garth Manning (Secretary). The number of Directors can be increased as necessary.
Now, with incorporation, we are creating a Membership category, and would like to enroll our more engaged supporters as Members. As you have shown significant interest in CCSAGE and its objectives in the past, we invite you to join as a Member.
What’s involved? First, there is the formal aspect: approve the actions of the Board, the corporate accounts and any bylaw changes at an annual general meeting. But more importantly, the Board intends to utilize the Membership as a focus group to preview plans, as a source of new ideas, and as invited participants in occasional CCSAGE projects.
As a Member, you’ll receive regular, Members-only, email communications from the Board, and have the opportunity to provide your opinions and ideas direct to the Board.
Individual Memberships are offered at $20 for the first fiscal year, which will include a free “Naturally Green” lawn sign and a “Not a Willing Host” sticker.
To join, send a cheque, made out to “CCSAGE Naturally Green”, to Garth Manning, 17203 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0. Make sure to include your name, postal address, phone number and e-mail address (all are required).
With your involvement as a Member, CCSAGE Naturally Green will become even more relevant, responsive and effective.
Anne Dumbrille, Chair
On behalf of CCSAGE Naturally Green:
17203 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0