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Hey Jenny, when is Captain Charles Moore going to be in Vancouver? It sounds like things are really coming together raising awareness about waste!
BTW, I checked with Jocelynn to see if she might be able to help out with something at your Dec. 20 screening, but unfortunately she will be busy working at that time. She would however be very interested in helping organise some kind of screening/zero waste fair in the new year, so we'll have to stay in touch about that!
Hi Jenny, that's great that you've already got a screening planned for Vancouver! Where will it be taking place? Unfortunately this happens to fall on the very evening of a VV holiday gathering that the board is holding - coincidentally enough at Quayside Co-housing, home of Alan Burke who is featured in your film! However, I should put you in touch with Jocelynn Rodrigues who I know is a fan of yours - she owns a signed copy of your film - and she might be up for doing something. Perhaps we can organise another screening in Vancouver sometime in the New Year and make a big do of it, getting as many VV people involved as possible and making it an event where people can start taking the first steps towards a low-waste lifestyle.
Hi Jenny, you'll be happy to know that since watching the Clean Bin Project I am much more conscious about what waste I am producing and taking measures to reduce it as much as possible. I've even taken to using the re-usable mesh bags for produce and bulk beans etc., which is something I wasn't doing before! I'd like to explore the idea of putting on a zero-waste fair sometime in the spring, including a screening of your film, waste reduction strategy demonstrations, and even the possibility for people to buy waste-reduction kits with things like mesh produce bags, portable reusable eating utensils, etc. Our Ecological Economics group in Village Vancouver is talking about developing policy proposals to put forth to the city to disincentivise waste as well!
Nice idea about the tool library -- it fits with the "clean bin" idea. Ross told me that the people who started the tool library are Village Vancouver members, but I have not met them yet. When were you thinking of for the movie/picnic? Before school gets out in June, or in the summer (July or Aug)?
Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).
Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th
Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID
Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th
West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.