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*From Here to There 4: Cultivating a Lighter Footprint

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*From Here to There 4: Cultivating a Lighter Footprint

Time: October 22, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Street: 1100 Chestnut St.
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: https://fromheretothereoct22.…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver, fed-ap, food, energy, lighter footprint, sustenance festival, community, resilience, resiliency, transition, energy descent, edap
Organized By: FED-AP Working Group (Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver) and Museum of Vancouver
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2013

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Event Description


How can we cultivate a lighter footprint in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies?

In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver, MOV is pleased to host an interactive evening of presentations, discussion, and visioning from local innovators, practitioners, and community members that encourage people to think about our local circumstances and how we can map a course for change here in Vancouver.

Focusing on the 'Top 5' biggest potential Footprint-reducing contributions provided by the Greenest City Lighter Footprint "Feet to the Fire" committee, FHTH4 will explore effective actions we can take to reduce our ecological footprint, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies.

Moderator: Randy Shore (the Green Man, Vancouver Sun)

Jennie Moore --  Reducing Vancouver’s Ecological Footprint: Insights to Action 

An overview of Vancouver’s ecological footprint and what types of changes in lifestyle and consumption activities would be needed to reduce it. Learn about the five most important things you can do and why senior government involvement is also need if we are truly going to get serious about sustainability.  

Jennie is the BCIT Director of Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship. She works in the School of Construction and the Environment. Her work was instrumental in formulation of the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Lighter Footprint goal. She is an associate of the One-Earth Initiative and participates in the Feet-to-the-Fire group that is currently helping the City identify opportunities to advance its lighter footprint goal. 

Panelists: Tara Moreau and Ross Moster.

Tara is a scientist of sustainable food systems. She works internationally as a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.  Locally, she founded SPEC's Food committee. She is a member the Food Policy Council and is advisor on a collaborative project to develop bioregional food plans for BC and the Yukon.

Ross is the Founder of Village Vancouver, Vancouver's Transition Initiative, and a member of the Food Policy Council. He is primarily focused on building food and community resilience, chairs the joint VV/VFPC FED-AP (Food Energy Descent Action Plan) Working Group, and works with a number of Neighbourhood Food Networks. 


Doors/ Refreshments: 6 pm. Super Thai  Food Truck will be out in front of the Museum with free samples until 6:30. Inside, delicious organic, vegan snacks refreshments from Eternal Abundance.

Event: 6:30 pm.

Door prize!

Big Bamboo Outdoor Clothesline

Renewable materials combined with renewable energy – a great option for low-carbon drying.
$110 value

Refreshments and mingling afterwards.  

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From Here to There 4 is also an allied event of Living the New Economy.


Comment Wall

Comment by Ross Moster on October 24, 2013 at 12:03pm

Thanks to everyone who attended, presenters Jennie Moore, Tara Moreau, Ross Moster, and Ann Pacey, Green Man moderator Randy Shore, all the volunteers and breakout session hosts, Bonita Magee and Brenda Racanelli from Sustenance, Adrian Sinclair and Hanna Cho from the Museum of Vancouver, Jil Weaving from Parks, the Vancouver Food Policy Council, Eternal Abundance and Thai Super Food for the great food, Sun Dog Clothesline Co. for the very appropriate door prize, the FED-AP Working Group, Living the New Economy, and everyone else who helped make this a successful event.

Notes from the presentations and visioning sessions will be posted soon.

Comment by Hendrik Beune on October 21, 2013 at 4:29pm

I'll come for the mingling afterwards. If my regular Tuesday Board meeting closes on time (@8pm) I could be there just before 9pm, or would that be too late? Sorry to miss this event, it looks like it will be a good one and I would have attended if I did not already have other commitments for that time-slot. Certainly now that I am on the Village Vancouver Board! I hope you can pick another day than Tuesday for the next event and Village Vancouver Board meetings as well... or I'll have to ask my friends at DNC to change their day of the week.

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