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Kefir grains for milk available

I have kefir grains to give away. You will need organic milk, plastic strainer and a plastic spoon. Call 604 685 4945

Added by Biljka Knezevic on December 1, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Unprecedented Challenges Ahead—November, 2015

Key quote: “We are far from having the kind of widespread public discourse we will need to fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead—and to plan accordingly so our collaborative problem solving and community education efforts do not fall short at this critical time.”

Do we fully understand the implications of the challenges ahead?

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts,…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on November 10, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

World at a Turning Point: UN, Red Cross: unprecedented joint warning--impact of conflicts on civilians

Introduction

On October 30, 2015, a joint news conference was held by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer on the subject of the unprecedented impacts of conflicts on civilians.

Below are some of the tweets I’ve made to highlight some of their comments—and links to three sources of those comments.

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Launching the Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative Hashtag (#CPbCSus) (on the Twitter Platform)

Introduction

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research and analysis for critical challenge alerts, and research and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.

The CPCS Initiative has identified ten critical challenges [see “A List of Ten Critical Challenges” (Oct., 2015)] which will require problem solving…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on October 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

CPCS Initiative Summary paper: “Recalibrating Our ‘Moral Compasses’: to resolve unprecedented challenges and discover our collective spiritual destiny” (82 pages; June, 2015)

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.

The CPCS Initiative is now making accessible an 82 page paper which summarizes work by its predecessor [The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (from…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on July 1, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Chickens for free

Hi!

I have 3 laying chickens and their coop that I need to find a new home for. We're moving and unfortunately were not able to find another landlord that would allow us to keep our chickens. Sadly, the house we are in is going to be demolished in a few months, so we find ourselves in this situation.

The coop is large, so would probably need to be dissassembled, but anyone with a truck who is handy could do it. And it's free - also wired for a light in the winter. This is a…

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Added by lola on May 21, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

Proposal for new section in small to mid-sized town newspapers: the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Education (NTNCE) Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Press Release in “Letter to the Editor” format)

May 16, 2015

Contact: Stefan Pasti

Cell: (703) 209-2093 (US)

stefanpasti@gmx.com

(511 words)



Proposal for new section in small to mid-sized town newspapers: the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Education (NTNCE) Project





I am writing to share information and resources with you about a proposal for a new section in local newspapers, especially newspapers…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on May 16, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

New to or interested in urban backyard beekeeping?

Hello Villagers,

I am brand new to backyard beekeeping (so new my bees haven't even arrived yet) and thought I would keep a record of my experiences to share with others. I have no prior experience and don't know anyone with experience to help me...so I'm winging it. My hopes in starting the page are to help spread interest in bees, help others learn from my mistakes and successes, encourage others who may be interested in urban beekeeping but may be reluctant to jump in due to lack…

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Added by Autumn Friesen on May 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Village Vancouver Permaculture Blitz @ Aberthau Garden Project

" On 18 April 2015, I was privileged to be one of the participants to the first event of the 2015-2017…

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Added by Michel Bonin on April 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Need a greenhouse?

I now have a service to offer Vancouver and Greater Vancouver: custom made Greenhouse/Solarium Fabrication and Installation. These greenhouses are locally made and installed.

Want to reduce carbon emissions? The highest energy return on energy invested of any human endeavour is the greenhouse where you can assist nature in growing food. Whether you rent or own your yard and would like to have a greenhouse to grow food or want a solarium for your hot tub? We offer installed…

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Added by Brennan Wauters on January 25, 2015 at 8:47pm — No Comments

How about a Fossil Fuel Divestment Day event? Feb 13 & 14?

Anyone interested in getting together on this in Burnaby?

Added by Jonathan Rider on December 30, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

The Plastic Ocean: A Cry For Help, by Jak King

This is mirrored from Jak King's blog here:

I just finished reading “Plastic Ocean” by Capt. Charles Moore and Cassandra Phillips. Hard to say much else but that this should be the “Silent Spring” of our generation.

Moore is a seaman who has become an oceanographer and environmentalist. It was his voyages that focused attention on the huge amounts of pollution — mostly…

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Added by Randy Chatterjee on December 4, 2014 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

The Recalibrating Our “Moral Compasses” (ROMC) Survey Project--Now Seeking Collaborators

This “Now Seeking Collaborators” outreach message includes the following sections:

Introduction

Details about the Survey Design

The Three Most Important Goals of The ROMC Survey Project

Why The ROMC Survey Project Could Make Especially Valuable Contributions

What the ROMC Survey Project is Currently Seeking

ROMC Survey Project Documents

Concluding Comments

Introduction

The ROMC Survey Project is seeking advisors and collaborators for a…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on November 28, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

using reclaimed clothing in the downtown eastside

read about the generosity of some women who have donated to the downtown eastside chindi nation sewing group who meet at carnegie community center.

http://needleworkdesign.blogspot.ca/

Added by karenza t. wall on October 16, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

using reclaimed clothing in the downtown eastside

read about the generosity of some women who have donated to the downtown eastside chindi nation sewing group who meet at carnegie community center.

http://needleworkdesign.blogspot.ca/

Added by karenza t. wall on October 16, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Summary of New Website for The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative

The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative now has a new website (www.cpcs.co ).

Here is a summary of the projects, documents and resources which can be accessed at The CPCS Initiative website:

1) The Tipping Point Action Campaign (“Tipping Point Action: Citizen Participation in Times of Unprecedented Challenges”) advocates for creating 1000 Community Visioning Initiatives as a way of maximizing citizen…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on October 2, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

The Tipping Point Action Campaign and Ten Steps for Long Term Culture Change

The Tipping Point Action Campaign and Ten Steps for Long Term Culture Change: proposals comprehensive enough to keep momentum on the side of “We can do it”







Introduction



The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation.



The CPCS Initiative believes… Continue

Added by Stefan Pasti on September 12, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

earth from vancouver landfill

Does anyone know the best place to get earth for my garden? I thought the vancouver landfill would have the best priced and generally best earth but recently I was told that the landfill earth is full of nasty weed seeds. Does vancouver landfill practices of hot compost not kill them? Do food scraps get turned to earth in the time vancouver landfill holds that kind of waste? Any reviews or where I could find reviews?

Thank you for your help. I do have my own two compost bins but these…

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Added by Kathi Prochotsky on September 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Vancouver Folk Fest tickets available -- $130 each

Hi all,

Every year I buy a bunch of tickets from the Rogue Folk Club at a member discount and make them available at cost to friends and fellow music lovers.

This year tickets are $130. (Tickets are currently $155 thru the Folk Fest.) At the moment, I have 3 tickets left on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.

"folk fest tix" ross@villagevancouver.ca

Cheers,

Ross

P.S. Anyone who's interested is welcome to join us on VV's tarp. We post our location every day…

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Added by Ross Moster on July 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Housemates-Partners to Share a Rural Lifestyle

Hello we're Karen and Michael,

About Us: We are a mature couple who want to enjoy a rural lifestyle without cutting ourselves off completely from our working and social relationships in Vancouver. Karen is a conscious parenting guide and music educator who enjoys playing her piano at home. She's in her late forties and is now focused on building her conscious parenting practice. Michael is a wholistic educator whose core work is helping himself and others live in…

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Added by Michael Greenstein on June 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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