The second time around was just as great! The room at the Kamloops United Church was literally buzzing on Saturday, January 27, with ideas bouncing around on what average citizens can do to reduce climate change impacts.
Approximately 65 participants took part in the event, which set out to reinvigorate the 8 teams that are ongoing from last year’s inaugural Action Fest, and to add new ones.
Among the hot topics this year were:
- foodways throughout the city to facilitate the distribution of locally-grown produce
- a downtown Campus of Care to allow residents to age in place
- clothing swaps to reduce the impact of fast fashion
- indoor community gardens
- collaborative community communications
- Propolis cooperative housing
Now we’ll head into a period of solidifying the new action teams, allocating financial resources, and setting the projects up for success.
If you missed the event, it’s not too late to get involved! See the list of projects and sign up to help here.
Transition Kamloops, the Kamloops Food Policy Council and the Kamloops Naturalist Club are thrilled to be able to put on Climate Action Fests as an entry point for concerned citizens to connect. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the City of Kamloops through a Social and Community Development grant.