February 2018 Films For Change: Idle Threat

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
Synopsis: Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process gains world-wide recognition for the anti-idling cause, with articles featured in the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker magazine, and the Financial Times.
 Trailer: Idle Threat

Past Kamloops Films For Change

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Sustainable Community: A Success Story

What happens when a community bases its growth targets on environmental carrying capacity?   Is it possible to respond to, rather than manipulate, the natural environment when planning development? Hear Richard Quail, Municipal Manager of Okotoks, AB tell his story. This presentation will inspire everyone with an interest in sustainability in general, and water and energy conservation in particular.  The talk  will take place on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 pm at Thompson Rivers University in the International Building Room 1008.  Everyone is welcome and admittance is free.  Presented by the BCSEA Kamloops Chapter and the TRU Department of Environment and … Continue reading Sustainable Community: A Success Story

Seedy Saturday

Location: Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street Time: 10-3:00 Saturday, March 6, 2010 If you’d like a booth: Contact person: Fawn Knox Email: fknox@telus.net Phone: 250.579.5768 Contact person: Leslie Welch Email: fknox@telus.net Phone: 250.828.2321 Sponsor: Friends of the New Victory Gardens Seminars: Soil Fertility — Leslie Welch 1:00 Worm Composting — Penny Powers 1:00 Prevent Pests Naturally — Leslie Welch 1:45 Planting the Veggie Garden — Jo-Lynn Forbes 1:45 Must-grow Vegetables — Ann Sutherland 2:30 Herbs — Janet Kernachan 2:30 Garden Seminars presented by the Master Gardeners & Local Experts Refreshments will be available, kid activities are planned and door prizes … Continue reading Seedy Saturday

Kamloops Urban Hens

Why Urban Hens? Growing our own food is one of the best ways that people can make an impact by become more sustainable. Vegetable gardens are a great start to producing food in your backyard but by raising egg-laying hens people can introduce a home grown protein source into their diet. It creates not only food security but food sovereignty on an individual, community and global level. It may be a small, innocuous thing to have a chicken or two or three in your back yard, but it is the principal of it that makes it important. It is having … Continue reading Kamloops Urban Hens