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May 2018 Films For Change: Modified

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in At Issue, Other | 0 comments

GE Free Kamloops presents Modified as part of Films For Change Coming up on May 30, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7 pm. Panel discussion following the film. Admission is free but donations gratefully accepted. Popcorn by donation. Modified is a first-person documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Check out the...

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The International Language of Food: A Dialogue on Culture, Community and Sustainability

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Grand Hall, TRU Campus Activity Centre FREE but Registration is Required Panelists bring an international perspective to the issue of food sources and how they can impact our lives and our world. Panelists include: • Chef Ned Bell, who founded Chefs for Oceans to advocate for responsible seafood choices and the future of our oceans. He was named executive chef for Ocean Wise and is currently a member of Seafood Watch’s blue ribbon task force. • Rebecca Kneen, organic farmer and owner of Crannog Ales and Left Fields in Sorrento. Crannog Ales is the first certified organic on-farm microbrewer in Canada. Kneen is a member of a certified organic co-op farm and she has served with various organic associations. • Taras Grescoe is an award-winning Canadian non-fiction writer and freelance journalist who is also a public speaker who explores topics such...

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Join the Repair Café!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Other, Reskilling | 0 comments

Repair Café Kamloops is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Transition Kamloops has partnered with Kamloops Makerspace to host a Repair Café at the Green Living Expo on April 28, 2018. Residents of Kamloops and area can bring their broken items and fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. We could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!   Repair Café Kamloops is looking for local residents with different skills who can be present as repair experts during the Repair Café event. We are especially looking for people who are handy with:   * clothing / textile                        * bicycles * electrical appliances                * furniture / wooden objects   And who enjoy sharing their knowledge with their neighbours.   In addition, we are also looking for people...

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Artisan Farm Village (Kamloops)

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Eco Village | 0 comments

It is exciting to see the Artisan Farm Village taking shape in Kamloops. The group has a vision of designing, building and living in an inspiring, sustainable, farm village that nurtures creative, social, physical, intellectual & spiritual potential, in harmony with the earth and all its inhabitants   The group values are centred on the three ethics of permaculture, community, well being, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and collaborative communication and decision making. 3 Ethics of Permaculture Earth Care – planting, building & day-to-day living using environmentally responsible & sustainable methods People Care – healthy, grounded, enriching atmosphere, clean food, water and air, eco-economic opportunity, valuing each other’s skills & abilities, social connections, celebration Fair Share – using only what we need and putting surplus back into the community and future generations   Community Warm, inclusive, multi-generational, like-valued community Hard work • friendship...

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February 2018 Films For Change: Idle Threat

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in At Issue | 0 comments

February Films for Change presented by the City of Kamloops in partnership with Transition Kamloops will be the documentary film, “Idle Threat – Man On Emission.”
Details: February 28, 2018 at the TRU Clock Tower, doors open at 6:30 pm, show and panel
Join the discussion following the film. Panelists include:

Greg Baytalan: Interior Health – Community health perspective on idling
Glen Cheetham: Sustainability Services, City of Kamloops – current corporate/community initiatives re idling reduction, including bylaw development
Jim Gudjonson: TRU campus/corporate idling perspective
Gina Morris: Kamloops Moms for Clean Air – community air quality perspective

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