Come visit our TinTown warehouse and pick up your fairly-traded organic products. Products can also be purchased in the Comox Valley and beyond. #3- 2440 Rosewall Crescent, (Tin Town) Courtenay, BC. FMI: see our Fair Trade page.
How ‘natural’ is liquified ‘natural’ gas? The film Fracking the Peace (35 min) tells how fracking for ‘natural’ gas has negatively impacted the lives of people living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC. The Peace River region has been ravaged by more than 25,000 fracking wells threatening livelihoods, physical and mental health, rich agricultural land and the very water that sustains life. Fracking is currently responsible for the majority of BC’s methane emissions which are 86 times more toxic for the atmosphere than CO2. Fracking the Peace paints a picture of how fracking development in BC has been allowed to skyrocket.
A walk in the woods will never be the same after watching the film, The Hidden Life of Trees (83 min), being co-presented by World Community and the Comox Valley Land Trust. Based on forester Peter Wohlleben’s bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, the film follows Wohlleben through forests in Europe and BC as he contends that trees are social beings who share food through their root systems, protect each other from insects and time their blossoming for bumper years that will outstrip animals’ ability to eat all the seeds.
Wohlleben is not opposed to all logging but points out that monoculture plantations are unhealthy; clear-cutting destroys the potential of young trees and heavy machinery does irreversible damage by compacting the soil. There are alternative approaches. The film is full of lovely images, macro close-ups and time-lapse photography. For more information: (250) 337 5412
World Community’s Annual General Meeting - Thursday Nov. 4th at 7pm on Zoom. After the formal part of the meeting, we will show a few trailers from our upcoming 31st Annual Film Festival.
CLICK HERE for the ZOOM LINK
Also, we are hoping you might have time to fill out a very brief questionnaire regarding our film events and Covid concerns.
Click HERE to go to the questionnaire