Mid-February 2012 Newsletter

 

SENS Mid-month News:

  1. Friday, February 17, 7 pm, prize-winning film “One man, one cow, one planet” (http://onemanonecow.com/ at Cherryville Community Hall. Free, with discussion to follow. Tea and coffee by donation.

  2. Sustainable Transportation - A panel discussion on what our future will look like:  Thursday, February 23, 7 - 9 pm, Schubert Centre. More cars? Road congestion? More bypasses? Does a 'more cars, more roads' transportation plan work for youth, seniors and people with disabilities? Does it work for the rest of us, even? What are the alternatives? Hear from City staff and council, BC transit, cyclists, seniors and youth advocates about how we can accommodate all residents  in the future and how the Official Community Plan fits in. Learn of successes here and around the world that make for a happier, healthier community.  We need your input!  Sponsor: Sustainable Environment Network Society (www.sensociety.org).

  3. Webinar: Transportation without oil – 23 steps to a sustainable future: Tuesday, Feb 21, noon – 1 pm. Register ASAP as space is limited - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/597229346

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  1. Guest Professor Series: Watersheds, Food Security and Climate Change Science: Monday, February 27, 7 pm Schubert Centre. UBC Prof, Hans Schreier exposes nasty facts about environmental pollution and how to manage water when demands come from various users, and looks at food security in a waste and climate stressed world. Admission by donation.

  2. Tar Sands and Proposed Gateway Pipline – Public Forum: February 29th, 7 pm, United Church Hall, Salmon Arm….co-sponsored by SEAS, KAIROS, and the Okanagan/Shuswap NDP Riding Association. Videos and a power point presentation will cover many of the issues including the environmental, economic and social impacts from the existing tar sands and the potential impacts from the planned tar sands expansion and the proposed tar sands pipelines across British Columbia and the oil tanker traffic on the coast. The presentation will include materials from the Pembina Institute, the Dogwood Initiative and other organizations.

  3. Bee Movie Screening – “Queen Of The Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us?” – March 1, 6:30 – 9pm, Vernon Towne Theatre. Tickets, $5. Fundraiser for Cedar Bridge School, a waldorf initiative school in Whitevale. See www.queenofthesun.com for details.

  4. March 3, Annual Seed Swap/Sale (and many tables of local farm/garden items for sale, too!) Enderby’s Secondary School, 9 – 2:30pm(?) Bring your own coffee mug! – more details to follow – and watch the local paper!