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Clean Air Day June 1st

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in At Issue | 0 comments

The Kamloops ECOSmart team is back in action! This spring/summer they’ll be continuing a commitment to educating citizens of Kamloops about the importance of a sustainable lifestyle including: water conservation, energy efficiency, solid waste management, and recycling. On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 the City of Kamloops will be celebrating Clean Air Day with a waste-free picnic in Riverside Park. The purpose of Clean Air Day is to demonstrate a wide variety of alternative methods of transit, gardening, composting, and recycling. The focus of this event will be to emphasize the importance of reducing Canada’s ecological footprint with anti-idling practices. City council members, City Senior Management, the media, local environment groups, and the public have all been invited to take part in this National event. Come down between 10 am and 2 pm and enjoy a picnic in the park,...

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The Great Green Transportation Tune-Up: Coming this fall!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in At Issue | 0 comments

The Great Green Transportation Tune-Up: Travel $marter, Live Better Greenhouse gas emissions need to come down around the world. Kamloops 350 believes it’s time to “think globally, act locally.” We are organizing a week of activities with a focus on green transportation that will take place during the last week of September, 2011, with the big finale on October 1st. Our goals for the week are:GGTTU foot • To raise awareness of alternative transportation in Kamloops • To reduce transportation based CO2 emissions in Kamloops • To generate public discussion on sustainable transportation in Kamloops We’re calling it the Great Green Transportation Tune-Up, and we’re organizing activities designed to increase the efficiency of cars, encourage carpooling, and increase familiarity with transit options, bike routes and other “clean” ways of getting around. We also want to encourage people to dream...

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The Proven Power of Coming Together

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in At Issue | 0 comments

This is a message that those of us who were part of a Facebook Group called ‘Opposed to Creosote Burning in Kamloops’ received this morning: March 19, 2010 at 10:36am Subject: Congratulations Everybody Whoever said that the people don’t have the power haven’t come to Kamloops, because we proved a lot of people wrong. It is confirmed that the ACC has pulled out of their gasification proposal in Kamloops, thanks to all of you. There are so many people to thank and dedicated citizens behind this that I hope we can get the chance to give them the thanks that they deserve. SaveKamloops website took alot of chances being created and those behind it did vast research. Ruth Madsen is a veteran at standing up for the environment and the health of citizens, so chalk up another victory. Derek...

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