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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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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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Group supports electoral reform

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

Link to CBC radio interview: 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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February 2018 Films For Change: Idle Threat

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in At Issue | 0 comments

February Films for Change presented by the City of Kamloops in partnership with Transition Kamloops will be the documentary film, “Idle Threat – Man On Emission.”
Details: February 28, 2018 at the TRU Clock Tower, doors open at 6:30 pm, show and panel
Join the discussion following the film. Panelists include:

Greg Baytalan: Interior Health – Community health perspective on idling
Glen Cheetham: Sustainability Services, City of Kamloops – current corporate/community initiatives re idling reduction, including bylaw development
Jim Gudjonson: TRU campus/corporate idling perspective
Gina Morris: Kamloops Moms for Clean Air – community air quality perspective

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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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