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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There is no better place to be than CarFree Vancouver Day this Fathers' Day, June 16th. On Commercial Drive (Venables to North Grandview), Denman Street (Robson to Davie) downtown, all over Kitsilano (block parties Saturday and Sunday), and Main Street (from Broadway to 30th Ave--20+ blocks!), the streets will come alive with literally hundreds of thousands of engaged and happy people.
The Village will be not just on Main Street at the intersection of 13th Avenue, BUT WE WILL BE THE INTERSECTION! Our close to 20 tent Demonstration Sustainable Transition Village will include our extensive library, music, movies, chicken coops, bees, solar panels, homesteading resources, seed libraries, neighbourhood food networks, gardening, permaculture, emergency preparedness, a plastic-free zero waste kitchen display, visioning, kid-oriented carpentry and painting activities, refreshments, community groups like SPEC, False Creek Watershed Society, and Cottonwood Community Garden, and SO MUCH MORE. In other words, imagine your ideal neighbourhood!
Be there, be part of the largest CarFree Day exhibitor, and enjoy the spirit of safe, open streets, Transition-style!
If you would like to volunteer to help with setup (10 am-noon), at a Village info table (between noon and 7 pm), or with breakdown, or have tables, chairs or tents we can borrow (currently looking for 3-6 more tents) OR if you would like to promote/display a community project, group, or activity you're involved in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. (If the link isn't working properly, just cut and paste.)
In this month's newsletter:
June 19th at MOV
"Calling all permaculturists who live in a city, suburb, or town: I’m writing a book on urban permaculture, to be published by Chelsea Green, and I’m looking for case studies, innovations, and inspirations for the book. It’s got chapters on home and community-style gardens, energy, water, shelter and building, community, livelihood and economics, and designing for disaster/first responders. I want to tell the stories of people and organizations who have applied permaculture design in any of those areas to solve the challenges of living in towns. If you have a cool urban gardening technique, a way of working with your personal or community’s energy or water needs, a permaculture design for a building in a town, a business or livelihood that’s designed along permaculture principles, have been involved in a permaculture disaster-relief or aid project for an urban area, I’d like to hear from you with an eye toward including your project or technique in the book. Anything from a unique urban graywater setup to a guild of businesses and non-profits. I’m also looking for photos and drawings of same. You can write me at this address."
-- Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
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