Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Have a desire to advance ecological sustainability, community resiliency & self-reliance, and social well-being in Vancouver? To connect with others in your community to create positive local responses to things like climate disruption, depletion of natural assets and economic instability and inequity? Grow more food? Learn how to fix your bike or prepare for an emergency? Share a meal with neighbours? Participate in a more localized economy?
Check out our Villages, Groups and Networks, including Neighbourhood Food, and Projects -- VV's centres of creativity where constructive dialogue leads to connection, collaboration, and inspired action in fun and satisfying ways!
We run on people power -join the Village Vancouver Transition Society and get involved. Don't wait for an invitation; find people on your own and "grab the reins."
Village Vancouver is part of a global movement and integrated network of:
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This week the carbon dioxide level in our atmosphere passed 400 parts per million (ppm). The movement 350.org was set up to reinforce a broad scientific understanding that 350 ppm was the absolute ceiling level of carbon, a relative "safe zone" in James Hansen's words, beyond which human life on earth would be increasingly untenable. So, now we've hit 400, and among other things we've now lost most of our arctic ice. According to Grist magazine, US carbon emissions have fallen 13% over the past 7 years--evidence that there may be hope?!--but global emissions are still 58% over 1990 levels (the Kyoto ceiling).
So what does 400 really mean? The number itself is irrelevant; the important message is that it is still rising, and we still have a lot of work to do. Read more here.
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