Here are some ideas on what you can do
to save our precious working lands here in Alberta:
- Join Action for Agriculture. Our group is one of the
pioneering organizations dealing with preservation of working lands and
smart growth in Alberta. Membership entitles you to receive our
newsletters, participate in an always-topical annual meeting, access
many collective years of experience and information on the land-use
planning process in our own province, and become involved in this
important work at the grassroots level.
- Support agriculture. Learn more about this incredibly diverse
industry that affects us all. Buy Alberta-made products. Tell a farmer
or rancher in your area that you appreciate what they are doing and be
seen as a visible ally of this great industry.
- Get involved locally. Learn more about what is happening with
land-use planning in your area. Read the MD/County bulletins in your
local newspaper and provide input where possible. Contact your local
councillor and the Agriculture Service Board to find out about current
concerns and issues. Join your ASB or consider running for election in
local politics. Contact your MLA and MP and make your views on the issue
of agricultural land preservation known.
- Find out more. Read journals and books, see videos, and surf
the web to increase your knowledge of land-use planning. Run across an
interesting article? Let us know.
- Act what you think. Give some critical thought to your
quality of life - reduce road rage (and sprawl) by living closer to
where you spend most of your time working and shopping.
- Plan for the future. Well thought-out estate plans can help
to guarantee that the future of your community includes agriculture.
Look into land trusts, and planned giving programs.
- Make a donation. Support smart growth and sustainable
land-use planning by making a donation of either time or money to
grassroots groups working on this issue. Groups like Action for
Agriculture operate on extremely small budgets and often with a tiny
core of volunteers - by donating, you will become an important part of
getting this valuable message out to even more individuals, government
groups, planners and developers.