Philippe has long been an environmental champion and was named one of TLCs Top 50 BC Heroes for his work protecting local farmland, promoting urban agriculture, and championing sustainable practices in Victoria and throughout the region. In 2010 he was successful in passing a ban on the application of sewage sludge on farmland in the CRD, and has passed two motions at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities to protect BC’s environment from tanker traffic, offshore drilling, and the expansion of oil pipelines. His sustainability efforts extend into the community, where as Chair of the Victoria Downtown Public Market Society he is working with key stakeholders to bring back a local food-centered public market to Victoria and has coordinated the popular Eat Here Now Harvest Festival for the last two years. Philippe is breaking new ground by teaming with local company Synergy Enterprises to make his 2011 re-election campaign to City Council and the CRD the first carbon neutral municipal campaign in Canadian history.
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