We can do better in protecting our home

| October 15, 2020 1:00 AM

We, in North Idaho, have been relatively lucky regarding the effects of climate change. For the most part, we have avoided the widespread destruction caused by forest fires, flooding, hurricanes and other forces that have become more frequent and more damaging as a result of man-made pollution.

Even though we have — so far - avoided the worst effects of climate change, it is incumbent on all of us to do whatever we can to reduce our carbon imprint and all actions that increase pollution.

I support continued efforts to increase public transportation and reusable recyclable product packaging. I also support research into ways we can improve our recycling efforts in Bonner County, ways to reduce our collective footprint that takes a daily toll on our part of the world, and ways to eliminate fossil fuels from Idaho’s power grid in the near future.

In addition, I support energy-efficient standards for housing and commercial buildings here in Bonner County.

We can do better, and we must do better protecting and respecting our home, Mother Earth.

STEVE JOHNSON

Sagle