Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: May 23, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Meet at Trees Organic 450 Granville 7PM, then move to private meeting site, Please be on time. Move to meeting site will be at 7:10
Street: 450 Granville Street, Downtown
City/Town: Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory
Event Neighbourhood and Type: downtown, ecological/new economics
Organized By: Jordan B
Latest Activity: May 13, 2012
On the 23rd, we will at the suggestion of circle member Randy Chatterjee give our discussion a more practical bent, specifically by discussing specific ideas for City policies that could be implemented to bring our economy more in line with our ecology. The City is the most accessible level of government we have, and the current political climate is one that favours the exploration of new ideas that will result in a greener city. Therefore, the policies we discuss can have a real chance of making it onto the agenda sometime soon.
Randy has several ideas of his own that he'd like to share, including a Bill of Ecological Rights, Green Building Performance Codes and an urban agriculture concept called Twin Harvest. Or how about a bylaw to force the City to disclose its total carbon footprint (and methodology and data behind its calculation) every year? Please bring your ideas along as well, and let us use the group mind to refine and identify the ideas with the best chance of being adopted, and come up with strategies to bring them to that point.