Edible Garden Tour and Resilient Neighborhoods

The One Straw Society presents the 8th Annual Edible Garden Tour on Sunday, August 6 from 11 am to the evening. This year's tour begins at Kym's Plants in Halfmoon Bay proceeds to the Exotic Fruit Nursery in Roberts Creek and winds down at the Persephone Brewery Farm with beer and pizza.

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Zero Waste Bolts Across Canada

On July 1 2017, Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington will be dipping the wheels of their all- electric Chevrolet Bolt in the waters in Victoria BC as they launch a low impact road trip across Canada visiting communities along the way to promote Zero Waste and zero emission transportation.The couple have a road trip with a purpose and intend to drive from Victoria to Quidi Vidi Newfoundland in their new Bolt.

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Citizens Called to Oppose Chapman Water Supply Expansion Project


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A proposal by the Sunshine Coast Regional District, the Chapman Water Supply Expansion Project, is meeting resistance from citizens and organizations. The proposal is to enable the SCRD to draw down an additional 5 meters of water level from Chapman Lake which will involve digging a deeper channel. The SCRD is currently asking the taxpayers to agree to a 30 year, $5 million loan for the project through an AAP (Alternative Approval Process).

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Support Treaty 8 First Nations Call for No Site C!

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Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Tell Premier Clark: No Site C!

Send a Letter: I support Treaty 8 First Nations' opposition to the proposed Site C dam project! Site C is the very opposite of a climate solution.  The proposed Site C hydroelectric dam project is not “clean energy.” 

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A Fruitful Season Ahead for the Sunshine Coast Fruit Tree Project

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Got fruit trees? Need fruit? Whether you have just a little or a lot of excess fruit that you need help picking, or you simply want fresh, local fruit to eat or preserve, the Sunshine Coast Fruit Tree Project is here to help! Fruit is an incredibly abundant local and organic food resource on the coast – so much so that there aren't nearly enough hands to pick and distribute what is grown.

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The Six Bombs - How Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline and terminal expansion threatens you, your children,and your children’s children

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After leaving the Enron Corp., former Enron executives, Rich Kinder and William Morgan formed the Kinder Morgan company in 1997, which took over the liquid pipeline assets of Enron. In 2005 Kinder Morgan (Canada) bought the Trans Mountain pipeline and became its 100% owner. (So, I will mostly use, Kinder Morgan, the name of the parent company.) On Dec. 16, 2013 Trans Mt. filed an application to expand its facilities, to triple capacity.This pipeline expansion project will deliver a devastating barrage of toxic “bombs,”exploding in slow motion through space-time, through the matrix of life, through unseen generations, globally, nationally, regionally, and with direct impacts, locally.

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Transitioning from 2015 to 2016

Sunshine Coast in Transition celebrated 2015 with the One-Straw Society and a delicious potluck dinner in December. Thanks to everyone who came and thanks to all who contributed to transition on the lower coast last year. Whether actively connected to our group or an interested member of the public receiving these newsletters and other announcements, you are part of the innovative and progressively-minded Sunshine Coast culture and we appreciate you all.

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Around the World With the Zero Waste Message

Zero Waste International Alliance President Richard Anthony gives us an overview of the important work they are doing to implement Zero Waste in communities around the world.

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Paris Climate Talks - Walk Out Over Finance

COP21 delegates received the updated negotiating text of a potential Paris Climate Agreement (ADP Draft Agreement) wednesday. Still too long at 50 pages and 208 brackets (disputed text/issues). The text revealed the major perennially thorny issue of funding (finance) to help developing countries cope with climate impacts and move to low carbon energy systems.

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