Taking Local Climate Action

For more information go to: http://www.socialplanningcowichan.org/climate-change.html

Charged Up Festival of Climate Alternatives – Sept 21, 2019 – Repair, Share & Re-skill

Youth Climate Strike – Sept 20, 2019

Earth Guardians- Cowichan Valley led Climate Strike, Duncan BC
Transition Cowichan’s Sandy McPherson – local climate action is critical
Transition Cowichan’s Miyo Stevens

“The Work that Reconnects” Retreat – Feb 10th – 11th, 2018 – Providence Farm, Duncan

 Weekend Workshop/Retreat Feb 10-11th, 9–5pm, Providence Farm (on the traditional and unceded territory of the Quw’utsun People), St. Anne’s Building, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, $140 (limited space – advance registration required)
Transition Cowichan and the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre are pleased to bring Jackie Larkin and Maggie Ziegler back to the Cowichan Valley to lead a two-day “Work That Reconnects – Reconnecting to Life” Retreat. Maggie and Jackie – educators, activists and facilitators who trained with eco-Buddhist philosopher Joanna Macy — have co-facilitated this experiential process for over sixteen years.
Rooted in a pioneering form of group work developed by eco-Buddhist philosopher Joanna Macy, this workshop/retreat will integrate a wide range of ideas and experiential processes, as well as time in nature. Participants will be supported to engage heart, mind and spirit in the task of renewing our connection to ourselves, our community and all life on earth. “The Work that Reconnects” emerges from the historical movements for social justice and for environmental sustainability as well as from spiritual traditions that honour the earth as sacred. It draws on the ideas and processes of deep ecology, systems theory and modern science.
If you’ve been overwhelmed by the unravelling of our world over the past year(..or years) – the climate crisis, species extinction, violent conflict, increasing inequality – this is a time for connection and renewal. Through experiencing our full range of feelings about our planetary crisis and deepening our understanding about our connection to all life, we can find courage and resilience to support ourselves and each other through these challenging times – and find meaningful and nourishing ways to engage in the work that is needed.
We hope you will join us.
This two-day non-residential retreat on Feb 10th-11th is $140 per person. Some partial bursaries are available. Space is limited so registration is required. We ask that participants bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and healthy snacks will be provided. For information and registration contact: info@transitioncowichan.org.
If you need a place to stay, billeting can be arranged.
For more information about Jackie and Maggie and their work see: www.reconnectingtolife.org

24 Hour Eat Local Challenge May 30th, 2017

Town Hall to Discuss the LEAP Manifesto – Duncan United, Jan 29, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Join us January 29th from 1:30 – 3:30 at Duncan United Church for a conversation hosted by the Council of Canadians on how we make “The Leap” to a more just and climate resilient community and world. Stop by our table and have a chat. We’d love to have your input on how we can act locally to make “The Leap”.

The Work that Reconnects Retreat – Nov 26th & 27th

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5th Annual Cowichan Eat Local Challenge – May 24th

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Are You Interested in a Cowichan Repair Café?

You’ve heard of the 3R’s…..Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. Are interested in adding Repair to this mantra?

Are you a fixer?    Do you have items you would rather learn to fix than throw “away”?

RC-logo-smToss it away? No way!

Repair cafés enlist volunteer fixers to help community members fix broken household items and teach them basic repair skills.
They help shift us from a throw-away to fix-it society! (I know many of you have been hungry for this type of solution.)

Most of the fixers are hobbyists who enjoy helping others and want to keep items out of the landfill.  Fixers can repair computers, toasters, lamps, chairs, clothes, jewelry, books and more!

Let us know if you are interested in being a fixer, helping to organize a Repair Café day or interested in getting help with fixing something – Reply to info@transitioncowichan.org if a Cowichan Repair Café interests you!


Do We Have the Wisdom to Survive? Film & Discussion – Thurs, Feb 11th, 7pm Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, Hecate Park, Cowichan Bay

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