Film Screening: The Whale & The Raven- Tues. Nov 5th . 7pm at NIC

Film Screening: The Whale & The Raven- Tues. Nov 5th . 7pm at NIC

The Whale and The Raven (100 min.), illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and governments into complex conflicts.
As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, the countless beings that call this place home are caught in between. Don’t miss the sublime cinematography and rich sound design of this film.

Addressing Climate Change – Part 4 – Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm – Upper Native Sons Hall

Addressing Climate Change – Part 4 – Tuesday, October 1st at 7pm – Upper Native Sons Hall

What if the lifestyle changes needed to reduce our environmental impacts actually made our lives more meaningful, rewarding and fun? Join World Community for its final night of public events in the series “The Climate Crisis: Adaptation, Activism and Resilience” 

Organized as a bazaar or marketplace of ideas, “Opportunities for Personal and Community Action” will feature presentations and displays by local change makers - businesses, non-profits and individuals –  who offer concrete ways to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance resilience at the family and community level.

Learn how to add renewable energy to your home, reduce food and packaging waste, invest in planet-healing ventures or thrive by living in cohousing. Have a good idea? Audience members will be encouraged to share their own suggestions and aspirations for changes that we can undertake now.

In the coming decades it is anticipated that climate instability will affect every aspect of our lives. Learning what we can do now to mitigate our impacts is crucial; building the capacity to adapt and thrive in a changing world is equally critical. Perhaps most important is seizing the opportunity this change presents us to begin to re-orient our lives towards the kinds of positive changes that will bring deeper life satisfaction and greater connection with our community.

Presenters:
Randy Chatterjee
Tony Edwards
Tom Dishlevoy
James McKerricher
Nancy Gothard  and Ryan O’Grady
Ginette Matthews
Elaine Codling
Helen Boyd
 
Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact 250-650-8694
 
Here is an overview of the Action Items discussed after the event:
 
“Continue to rethink everything - less consumption, more conscious consumption”
 
“Bus travel”
 
“Solar panels installed and predominantly a plant-based diet”
 
“Buying more and more local produce”
 
“Sell my second car!”
 
“Less time on Facebook (ha ha)”
 
“Participate in the Eco-Challenge”
 
“Consciously avoid single use plastics”
 
“Invest in low/no carbon ventures”
 
 
Good Ideas
 
Plant two trees a year and keep them watered
 
Community-based carbon offset program
 
Adopt a stream
 
Turn down the heat and put on socks and sweaters
 
Create an estuary coordinating body
 
Stop all outside burning
 
Have more marches
 
Free buses
 
Improve the bus system - better network required
 
More of this kind of fair. It’s a buzz!
 
More bike lanes and connections for bike routes
 
Bikes not planes!
 
 
Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

Fairly traded, Organic Products for sale

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We sell fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate, hot chocolate, cocao, olive oil, spices & more.

Products are available in the Comox Valley and beyond. You can also visit our warehouse every Thursday 10am - 12 pm. 

Location: #3 - 2440 Rosewall Cres.,

We hope to see you there!!

We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.

World Community AGM to Focus on Food Security

World Community AGM to Focus on Food Security

World Community (Development Education Society) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 4 at 7 pm at Creekside Commons (# 100 – 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay).
World Community is focusing on some of the challenges, as well as opportunities, we are facing in our rapidly changing climate. The issue of food security will likely become even more important in the coming years.
Featured speaker at the AGM will be Maurita Prato, Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Since 2000, LUSH Valley has been working across the Comox Valley to help people gain local food skills, knowledge and access to good food. Come learn more about their many wonderful programs and new initiatives toward a food secure future for all. A brief business meeting will follow Maurita’s presentation.
Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend. You may even win a door prize! FMI: 250 337-5412

Film Screening: Resilience -Tues. May 28th at 7 pm

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (60 min.) at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Courtenay.

Recent research has shown how homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and even cancer and heart disease are often linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). There are simple things caring adults can do to prevent stressful events turning into toxic stress with lifelong consequences.

An expert panel from the Local Action Team for Child & Youth Mental Health will provide valuable insights and resources after the screening.

Doors open at 6:30 to check out the information tables in the lobby. Admission by donation.