November 10 2020
TURNING DOWN THE TEMPERATURE: CUMBERLAND 2040 in the CV Collective
“MAY 2, 2040
At exactly 10:24 p.m. on May 1, Mother Earth breathed a small sigh of relief. Economists at the provincial Ministry of Climate Change Prevention say that was the minute the Village of Cumberland became the first community in BC to achieve carbon negative status.
“With our coal-mining and logging history, we’ve put our fair share of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,” says Oscar Tessmann, Cumberland’s mayor. “Twenty years ago the mayor, council, and residents of the village decided they were going to do something about it.””