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Solidarity… of a Sort

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

To read the full article with live links please see: http://eatkamloops.org/solidarity-of-a-sort/ Each of us needs to think carefully about our actions because “on mass” we cause the outcome. World Rivers Day is on September 29, 2012. Some of my friends from 350.org and the Thompson Environmental Network want to meet down at the Thompson River for a garbage clean-up day. I really wanted to go pick plastic bags and garbage out of the river but I have to work on Saturdays. I still had the urge to help. It got me thinking about how the garbage gets into the river in the first place. I realized I didn’t need to go anywhere. Every spring after the snow has melted, I have done a spring cleaning in the Ironmask Industrial Park. I started the clean-up because I got tired of...

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Kamloops E-Waste Collection

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in At Issue | 0 comments

April 18, 2009 9am – 1pm Aberdeen Village Center, 1395 Hillside Way – Come to the west end of the parking lot by Pacific Way Help us dispose of electronic waste the right way! Bring your unwanted e-waste to our Earth Day event on Saturday, April 18th for our e-waste recycling. Only the first 100 residential drop-offs will be accepted. We can take computers, monitors, keyboards, mice and printers. Laptops less than four years old will be donated to the Developing World Connections charity. ReStore volunteers will be onsite to see if any old PCs can be refurbished as well. Contact Email: kamloops@1800gotjunk.com...

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Earthship Darfield

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in At Issue | 2 comments

Someone near us is building an earthship and they want you to come and see what they are doing! If you have seen the movie ‘The Garbage Warrior‘ then you know what the heck I am talking about. If you haven’t the movie begs the question what do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. The Burkholders are building an earthship in Darfield BC and are sharing their journey and the story on their blog. Also they could use some...

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