In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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, placemaking, potlucks, outreach, organizing events, community-building, having fun while saving the world, or...
Urban political ecology; urban ecology; urban agriculture; local food systems; slow food; New Urbanism; Permaculture; community ecology; spiritual resurgences; threatened species; local, diverse, bioregional economies
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!)
Community currency; local food initiatives
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?
What I find most striking about Vancouver is not the bounty of lush vegetation on our encircling mountains, nor the pristine air quality and abundance of fresh sea foods. What is most notable about Vancouver to me is the complete and utter lack of interaction between peoples wherever I find myself in the city. For me, sustainability begins and ends with community, a sense of belonging and acceptance between other peoples and living things in ones environment. There is a dire lack of this sense in Vancouver, where better to start to build momentum.
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I am struck by the accuracy of your comment about what in Vancouver needs to be improved. We are all like planets or stars just orbiting each other. Without honest, true, and meaningful interactions, no social progress is possible.
Welcome to what has happened with out Urban Market proposal to the city. It was presented in 2009 all the way up to the Deputy City Manager, but ultimately no one cared about the concept or treated its originators with any respect at all.
The city was too worried about selling real estate to allow anyone to produce organic food without ANY carbon footprint on unused, fallow land THAT THE CITY HAS TO PAY TO MOW EVERY WEEK!
Hey, if you ever pass Cambie Street on your way to or from UBC, drop me a line for a coffee or beer.
Randy, VV Co-founder and Convenor of the Main Street Neighbourhood Village
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.