"It looks like the committee shut this one down... no ban and mostly self-regulation by business, which we all know is ineffective.
Unfortunately politicians wave the magic wand of "the lack of science-based evidence" and expect us to…"
In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
Downtown, Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, Other (indicate below)
If you don't live in Vancouver or are in another neighbourhood or community we did not list, please tell us where home is.
Please tell us which areas of Transition interest you. For example: growing more food/urban agriculture, relocalizing our economy/local currency, Permaculture, transit, energy efficient buildings, the arts, urban homesteading, preserving seed diversity, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
There's a saying that "Transition is not a spectator sport". It's true! Village Vancouver runs on people power, and engaging in activities and projects together helps us accomplish more. Which groups, networks, neighbourhood villages, or projects do you think you might be interested in getting involved with? And what knowledge, skills, resources or other assets can you bring to the mix? (Don't be bashful!)
Trying to decide which village makes the most sense for where we live - in Crosstown. I'm a budding permie, have intermediate carpentry skills and don't shy away from hard work.
What would you like to see improved in Vancouver or in your community regarding sustainability or resiliency? Do you have an idea for a new Transition project or activity?
More urban gardens, green roofs, rain and greywater diversion, replacement of public grass with low-maintenance, low-water, no-pesticide perennials, creek restoration.
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Crosstown needs a village, and that may be you and your neighbors' next great feat. Welcome to the Village. We have an active group in Mount Pleasant, the Main Street Neighbourhood, and an incipient group in Strathcona. The West End is also going strong. The sad thing is that you live at heart of it all, but we've yet to be able to gather the core of a new Village right where you are. But hey, while our permaculture rhizomes are slowly infiltrating the ground you walk on, you can attend anything anywhere anyway.
So, pitch in, dream big, and connect with any of us to have a greater impact in everything you do.
Randy, convenor of the Main Street 'Hood (just a short paddle up Brewery Creek from you)
Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.
If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.
A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.