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What is The Future of Energy?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in At Issue, Energy | 0 comments

Are you wondering how the recent collapse in oil prices will affect Canada? Can our economy survive without a booming oil and gas sector? The next selection in Kamloops’ newest community film series will shed some light on those questions. The award-winning documentary The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People will be shown Wednesday, February 25 at the TRU Alumni Theatre (Clocktower Building). Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:00 pm, and it will be followed by a panel discussion and question period. Admission is by donation. The Sierra Club BC and the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA are co-hosting the film, which presents a fresh look at renewable energy technologies, how fast they’re being adopted, and what happens in a society where energy is produced on every rooftop. After the film, local energy...

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Public input request on Urban Agriculture Plan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

The City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan is entering the ‘public input phase’. This is your opportunity to provide direct input into the plan that will advance food security in Kamloops. You can attend an Open House or complete the simple online survey. Dates for the Open Houses can be found at this webpage http://www.kamloops.ca/socialdevelopment/foodsecurity.shtml The survey can be found at...

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Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Environment, Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

GE Free is thrilled to host the first film in the Films for Change series (’cause a change is gonna do ya good!)  Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?  is a winner of 10 international film festival awards described by Roger Ebert as ““A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.” The movie is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from the award-winning director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world. This spellbinding film explores the long-term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises, illuminating the deep link...

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Kamloops 350 supports Fair Vote Canada

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in At Issue, Social Justice | 0 comments

Kamloops 350, a local climate change awareness organization, has recently expanded its focus to include electoral reform. The group feels that significant action will not be taken to mitigate climate change under the current voting system, which allows a minority of citizens to govern almost without restrictions.  Our federal government continues to behave as if there is no need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this country, and worse, yet, Canada has gained a reputation as an obstacle in international climate agreements — discouraging other nations from agreeing to meaningful action as well.  While poll after poll shows that most Canadians support steps that would reduce the impact of climate change, this is not being reflected by national policies.  For this reason, Kamloops 350 has joined the movement to establish a more representative, accountable government under proportional representation. Proportional...

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Hosting a Films For Change Event

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in At Issue, Other, Recreation | 0 comments

Does your community group promote social, cultural or environmental sustainability?  Are you looking for a way to engage with an audience on a topic or issue that leads towards a healthier and more resilient community? Sponsored by Thompson Rivers University Sustainability Office, Films For Change is a monthly film series hosted by local community groups to raise awareness and engage with the community on sustainability-related topics and issues . Basics about the series: Dates: Takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, but NOT in June, July, August or December Times: Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7 pm Location: TRU Alumni Clocktower Theatre, capacity of 212 seats Discussion: Films must be followed by a facilitated discussion, preferably with at least one topic expert Here is how it works. Host group picks a film in accordance with the following:...

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