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Are you a Climate Protector?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in At Issue | 0 comments

One of the innovative projects coming out of Transition Kamloops’ Impact Fest event was the concept of wearable identifiers for folks working to protect the climate. Here’s an update from Helen Coombs, who is spearheading this initiative: Helen is modelling one of the buttons, but her sweet daughter Elsa steals the show! TALK ABOUT THE CLIMATE!Helen Coombs Occasionally, people have asked me what I’ve been up to and I’ll have a discussion with them about the efforts I’ve made to reduce my carbon footprint.  Months later, some friends are eating vegan multiple days a week and my mother-in-law has moved her accounts to a credit union (less inclined to loan money to fossil fuel companies than a bank).  What strikes me about these instances is that I made an impact on greenhouse gas emission with nothing more than a simple conversation!  But I still find it hard to initiate a discussion, even with friends. Enter the button.  Enter the armband.  They have questions on them like “Ask me why I’m happy” and “Ask me about my Bicycle”, or a slogan like “Make the Climate Great Again”.  Visible wearable items that show you’re  part of the fight, and promote conversation.  You’re showing that you care and that you’re doing something extra, no matter how small,...

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Repair Cafe is coming again!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in At Issue | 0 comments

Transition Kamloops and Kamloops Makerspace are teaming up again to bring you another Repair Cafe! Bring in items that need a little love, and we’ll help you make them whole again 😊. Get them back into service, rather than into the landfill! Good for your wallet, and good for the environment. Join us at the Green Living Expo on Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 3...

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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...

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Group supports electoral reform

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in At Issue | 0 comments

Link to CBC radio interview: https://transitionkamloops.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CBC-Kamloops-Hugs-for-PR-interview-Feb.-14-compressed.mp3 There’s change in the air! A group of Kamloopsians has formed a grassroots, non-partisan organization to engage local voters in advance of this year’s referendum on proportional representation (PR). British Columbians will be asked to make a choice on a voting system this year, and Fair Vote Kamloops is encouraging people to embrace change. “We are just a bunch of ordinary people who all agree that First Past The Post is long past...

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