Blue Dot Tour Comox Valley

On Friday April 10th at 5:00 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre (411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia) Imagine Comox Valley with director Meaghan Cursons as champion hosted the Comox Valley Blue Dot Rally.

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The time to take action on Environmental Rights is now.  The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities convention is happened in Courtenay between April 11 -13. Regional decision-makers voted on a resolution to take to the Union of BC Municipalities convention in September 2015.  This resolution calls for a Provincial Environmental Bill of Rights.  A Provincial Environmental Bill of Rights would be a significant step forward to ensuring the health of our environment and communities ­ it will:

  1. Recognize the right of every resident to live in a healthy environment,
  2. Provide for public participation in decision-making respecting the environment and access to environmental information and
  3. Have whistleblower protection.

We hosted this rally on Friday April 10th to show Vancouver Island Councilors and Mayors that safe and healthy communities are important to Islanders and the these decision makers need to pass the resolution.


 

Many thanks to Craig Carson for the images shared below.

The Future is HERE Comox Valley!

People of the Comox Valley are invited to join the Comox Valley Sustainability Network and Sierra Club BC at the Stan Hagen Theatre in Courtenay at 6pm, April 23, 2015 for a night of networking and information sharing. The Future is HERE event is a part of the Sierra Club BC ‘s province wide tour showcasing the Award-Winning Documentary “The Future of Energy - Lateral Power to the People”, which focuses on the clean energy revolution happening right now all across North America! 

Engage with us and learn how to support the Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy (2010) and the network of community organizations and business that are coming together to support and promote its implementation.

Find out how you can diminish your carbon footprint and reduce your monthly energy costs by participating in the Panel Discussion following the screening of the film. Hosted by Sierra Club BC’s Energy and Climate campaigner, Larissa Stendie, special guest speakers will include, Cristi Sacht, Certified Enery Advisor (CEA) - Through Natural Resources Canada, Michael Zbarsky Manager of Transit and Sustainability Comox Valley Regional District, Mark Tizya, Owner of Novo Solar Systems, and Jessie Lightburn of the Comox Valley Sustainability Network.

 

6pm Doors Open

Attendees are encouraged to come early to secure their seat and engage with local community groups and energy advisors!

6:45pm Screening of the Feature Film

 “The Future of Energy - Lateral Power to the People”

8pm Panel Discussion


Admission by Donation

On the web: sierraclub.bc.ca or cvsn.ca

Find us on Facebook: The Future is HERE Comox Valley

 

 

Genetically Engineered Foods and your Health: the nutritional status of GMOs

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 7:00 pm

Filberg Centre, Conference Hall (upstairs) - 411 Anderton Road, Courtenay


Presenter

thierry-vrain3Dr. Thierry Vrain was a soil biologist and a genetic engineer with Agriculture Canada for 30 years. He was the Head of the Biotechnology Department at the Summerland Research Centre, managing the research programs of 40 professional and technical employees and providing leadership for scientific committees and organizations to evaluate research proposals, educate and advise on scientific issues. He provided scientific journals with reviews and editorial evaluations of scientific manuscripts, and technical expertise to governments to evaluate diagnostics and exclusion policies, and to Universities in Canada and abroad to educate students and staff, and supervise research projects. Thierry retired in 2002 and created a little herbal farm on Vancouver Island where he teaches soil health. He has slipped into the persona of “a scientist turned activist” and he lectures about GMOs.

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