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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...

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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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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 its Best Before date,” says Gisela Ruckert, spokesperson for the group. “Research from all over the world shows that proportional representation provides superior results: better quality legislation, higher voter turnout, and higher voter satisfaction levels. We believe it’s time to evolve our democracy.” “Our current system feels very familiar to most people, and most of us are unaware that we...

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Do you want to be a food price checker?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in At Issue, Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Kamloops Food Policy Council Members: We are seeking a volunteer(s) to help with food costing at 4 grocery stores in Kamloops as part of a provincial food security initiative.  The Cost of Eating is an advocacy tool that measures how much it costs to eat a healthy diet in different regions across BC, monitoring the cost of 67 food items. This volunteer opportunity involves going into selected grocery stores in communities across BC and recording prices of specific food items. Volunteers will need to view a recorded training webinar (1 hour) on how to collect the data. The pricing of the foods needs to be done between May 25th and June 5th.  Food costing at each store takes approximately 1.5-2.0 hours. Good skills to have: attention to detail, accuracy when collecting data, and having an interest in food. I’ve...

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What is an 8-80 City?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in At Issue, Environment, Social Justice, Transportation | 0 comments

World-renowned urban advisor Gil Peñalosa recently conducted a workshop at the CommUnity Innovation Lab, held in Kamloops Feb. 3 – 5.  Approximately 80 people took part in the workshop and walking tour of our downtown, and about 200 people attended the evening keynote presentation.  It certainly sparked a lot of conversations! A group of citizens interested in pursuing Gil’s vision took the step of preparing a compilation of his points.  They welcome your input and involvement in seeing Kamloops becoming a more vibrant and people-friendly city.  Interested people are invited to contact Rob Purdy at rspurd@gmail.com. To see the report, please click on the link below: 8-80 Cities report from...

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