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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.
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About 350...parts per million of carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere.
The short, illustrated answer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5kg1oOq9tY (90 seconds).
How this message translates into people demonstrating and acting together the world over is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noPcVKf24rk&NR (2 mins) .
350.org founder and 40-year climate activist Bill McKibben explains why BC is soon to become "one of the main staging grounds of global warming" here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/XyVYXLvg2kE (longer at 40 mins).
Just like Village Vancouver, 350 is yet another way people can learn, teach, and mend their ways.
In my mind, it all comes down to entries on a balance sheet, a real balance sheet, one that accounts for not just all of our natural resources but in fact the entire entropy deficit (embodied energy) upon which human life depends.
I learned in B-school that you can only manage what you measure.
It is time to start measuring what is important.
Good to see you there tonight. We need more hard-core measurers and managers to start changing how we measure and manage.