The Green Party candidate for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky, Dana Taylor, kicked off his campaign from West Vancouver’s first Net Zero Energy home.
The campaign took off from the home of Janet Allen and James Dean. An engineers, Dean started a company that produces energy recovery ventilation exchangers which provide fresh air into homes while recovering the energy. When it came to building their own home, the couple adopted technologies that allow them to generate more power than they use, which enables them to sell the extra power back to B.C. Hydro.
Taylor said he launched his campaign from their home because he wanted to highlight the people and businesses that are making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint.
“As a clean tech entrepreneur and the father of two boys, I believe that the Green Party has the vision and willpower to bring business and technology together to turnaround our climate crisis,” said the homeowner James Dean.
Taylor was chosen the Green party candidate for the riding in June. He was the Green Party of BC’s candidate for the West Vancouver – Sea to Sky riding in the 2017 provincial election as well. He placed second in that election. Taylor also served for almost 30 years as the Executive Vice President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC, a role that put him at the interface between the construction industry, government, labour organizations and the public.
Taylor formed the first and only Green Chamber of Commerce in Canada, an organization which has since merged with other like-minded business groups to form the Board of Change, on which Taylor continues to sit as a board.
He is launching a “Listening Tour”, reaching out into the community to hear what residents believe are the issues of greatest concern to them and what the priorities for the riding should be.
The ideas and concerns of the people of West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country will form the foundation for the message that Taylor will take with him to Ottawa in representing our riding. “The Green Party’s time has come”, Taylor said.
“The world is waking up to the need for society at all levels – with governments at the lead – to take ambitious action to halt the devastating effects of climate change. Of all the national parties, only the Green Party has a concrete, thoroughly-costed and achievable plan of action for leading the country through the transition to a carbon-neutral economy in the short time left before the decay of the world’s climate becomes irreversible.”