‘We have to preserve water, land and air’: Climate change key election issue for Midland residents
Midland resident and chair of AWARE Simcoe, Don Morgan
From Simcoe.com, August 31, 2021
By Andrew Mendler
The preservation and protection of Georgian Bay, local aquifers and the region’s diverse woodlands and wetlands is top of mind for many area residents heading into the federal election.
“Unfortunately, our capitalist society hasn’t done a good job (protecting the environment). It’s all money and profit driven,” said Don Morgan, Midland resident and chair of Aware Simcoe, a citizen’s organization that works to protect the environment.
Morgan would like to see more investments made in public transit in order to get cars off the road and limit pollution. He doesn’t understand why the government continues to build more highways and invest in fossil fuels.
“We are not using the thinking process that we should be. There’s no creativity,” said Morgan. “We should be finding alternatives that would improve quality of life and eliminate some of the climate change situation which is going to destroy us.”
At 81, Morgan isn’t concerned about his future, but about his daughter and granddaughters’ futures. He would like to see the government do a better job protecting the country’s resources.