Mid-March 2012 Newsletter

SENS Mid-March News

1.Thursday, March 22 Schubert Centre – FREE! SENS Seed Swap and Sale, AGM, and Speakers:  6:30 pm - Seed Swap (bring envelopes!)Bring plants too?; 7:15 pm – SENS AGM; 7:30 pm - Gord Hiebert on Permaculture; 7:45 pm - Dave Doncaster on GM Foods and Your Health.  Discussion encouraged.

2. BEE Safe Weekly Workshops: Stay tuned at www.Beesafemonashees.org .   Or, contact them at 778-473-3029 or by email at jane@beesafemonashees.org .   Please let them know if you can offer workshops.

3.Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM World Water Day keynote speaker: Yehalem Metiku. Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts -- 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna. 
Free admission but  online registration is required. 

Ethiopian scholar Yehalem Metiku is this year’s keynote speaker for World Water Day activities. He is Ethiopia's representative for Partners in the Horn of Africa, a locally based non-governmental organization that works with communities in Ethiopia on sustainable agricultural projects.

Metiku will speak about the water and food security challenges faced by Ethiopia and about the types of projects now underway. Such projects (small-scale irrigation and water-quality improvement) arecrucial in Ethiopia, given the regular occurrence of drought which is likely to grow worse over coming decades due to climate change. Find out more at Sustainability Office website. UBC-O is sponsor.

4.Friday, March 23, 7 pm, Revenge of the Electric Car movie night: 7pm, Okanagan College Theatre, Student Services Buildings, Okanagan College KLO Campus, Kelowna. Discussion led by local electric car experts after the movie.  Raffle prizes provided by Leo’s Videos. Entry with donation; free for students. Sponsor BC Sustainable energy Association, Okanagan Chapter.

5.Monday, April 2, Schubert Centre, 7 pm. Tarring the Spirit Bear: Pipelines, People &Profits:  What do Nigeria & Norway have in common with Canada? Specializing in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Professor Janmaat (PhD) challenges Canadian resource policy. He argues for the sustainable management of finite resources like the tar sands. He questions whether the true costing of the Northern Gateway is adequately considering the value of lost ecological services. Admission by donation. GUEST PROFESSOR SERIES is hosted by the Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party.