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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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Transition Kamloops is under development

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in At Issue | 2 comments

Twenty-six people interested in organizing a Transition Initiative for Kamloops met on Wednesday, February 12, after a public meeting two and a half weeks before attended by 140 people. We went through a preliminary “Why are we here” exercise, and came up with our official name, “Transition Kamloops”. The name is not particularly original, but it serves our purpose well. What is a Transition Town, you ask? Since 2006, there has been a growing Transition Town movement, which began in the UK and has since spread around the world. The idea is simple. Communities world-wide, due to their increasing dependence on resources coming from faraway, on increasingly expensive and environmentally damaging fossil fuels, and on an increasingly unstable and unfair economic system are in need of major change. The changes needed include a shift to much greater local self-reliance...

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Calling all Transition Organizers!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in | Comments Off on Calling all Transition Organizers!

As a follow-up to the very well-received workshop on Transition, there is a meeting planned for people who want to become the organizers of a Transition initiative here in Kamloops.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm at the Kamloops Immigrant Services Building at 448 Tranquille Road, across from Red Beard Roasters Coffee shop.  Where do we go from here?  Help us decide on next steps!  RSVP to...

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Transition workshop summary

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in At Issue | 3 comments

Two very full sessions totalling about 140 people were held on January 25th, providing an introduction to the concept of the Transition Town movement.  It was very inspiring to see so many people interested in making our community a healthier and more sustainable place to live! The discussions focused on a variety of different topics with several common themes, which I will attempt to summarize as follows: sharing – housing, cars, tools, communal spaces, business cooperatives, skills, education healthy people and environment = good (permaculture) working together – worker cooperatives, neighbourhood associations, cooperative housing conserve resources – alternative transportation and energy, sustainable architecture Some of the ideas discussed are things that happen in our community already, but on a small scale.  Most ideas focused on the possibilities and opportunities that exist, the potential for creating a really amazing community...

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