In which Vancouver neighbourhood or other community do you live?
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...
all of the above interest me: I remember hearing David Suzuki say 25 years ago that we need to organize ourselves into smaller communities, and my early life indicated to me the value of knowing one's neighbours. I try to do that where I live, in quite a limited way. I'd like to do more.
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!)
I'm not sure I have anything to offer, but I love my home and community garden experiences; someday I'd like chickens; and we are a car-free family. I'm also keen to find ways to make non pickup plastics recycling more accessible/ do-able for our community
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?
A real sense of interdependence and the value of our relationships with each other and the earth would completely alter our understanding of what sustainability is.
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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.