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Here are the most recent 12 posts from the Environment Team at Vancouver Unitarians.

Recent or upcoming services related to the environment and climate change.

The Wicked Problem of 'What's for Dinner?'

The Wicked Problem of 'What's for Dinner?'

Dr. Bomford will explore some of the far-reaching social and environmental impacts of our daily food choices and their relevance to the seven Unitarian principles. Decisions about what we should eat can become a problem when we have competing influences and incomplete, often contradictory, information. Such problems can be called “wicked”, meaning that they are shifting, multi-faceted, and resist solution. …

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Upcoming Events from the Environment Team

Salish Sea Bioregional Gathering: Interspiritual Contributions to Social And Ecological Sustainability

Salish Sea Bioregional Gathering: Interspiritual Contributions to Social And Ecological Sustainability

Our congregation is a cosponsor of this event Salish Sea Bioregional Gathering: “Interspiritual Contributions to Social And Ecological Sustainability” You Are Invited! When: From dinner on Friday evening, October 20th, until after lunch on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. Where: On the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver BC. …

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Bill Darnell (and Sustaining All Life) Workshop

Bill Darnell (and Sustaining All Life) Workshop

Bill Darnell (and Sustaining All Life) Workshop http://weec2017.eco-learning.org/community-outreach-workshop/ Sorry, this event is at capacity. Some references http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/history/founders/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3P9AfJGp8g 1-hour webinar available till November 7, 2017 https://learninghub.phsa.ca/Courses/5546/green-leaders-recorded-webinar-bill-darnell-greenpeace-courage-and-connection http://historyofsocialchange.ca/bill-darnell-remembers-the-founding-of-greenpeace/  https://www.rc.org/publication/environment/sustainingalllife

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Kinder Morgan - We Still Say No! March and Rally

Kinder Morgan - We Still Say No! March and Rally

Unitarians will be joining in with this march. Join us! Kinder Morgan - We Still Say No! March for People and Planet Before Pipelines and Profit Saturday, September 9th, 1 to 4 pm at Vancouver Art Gallery Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/2u0lFeE We would like to invite the Vancouver Unitarians to participate in the Kinder Morgan – We Still Say No Vancouver …

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All Ages Activists Dinner 2

All Ages Activists Dinner 2

Summer potluck picnic! Building on the interest of the All Ages (Intergenerational) Activists Dinner held at the church in January, let’s share a bit of food and continue the discussion! This time we'll meet outdoors at Trout Lake, sit on blankets, meet old and new friends, and talk about what direction we’d like these and future gatherings to take. Rumour …

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Forum - Where Quakers Lead, Unitarians Follow

Forum - Where Quakers Lead, Unitarians Follow

Ruth Walmsley Some Quakers and Unitarians worked for the abolition of slavery. Many, like Susan B. Anthony, created Women’s Suffrage, a movement which grew out of Abolitionism.  Today, we link arms to fight Climate Change and support First Nations and our Seventh Principle. Presenters: Karl Perrin (Unitarian) and Ruth Walmsley (Quaker). Ruth will answer your questions. Both arrested as activists …

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News from Environment Team

All Ages Activists Gathering #2

All Ages Activists Gathering #2

Summer potluck picnic! Building on the interest of the All Ages (Intergenerational) Activists Dinner held at the church in January, let’s share a bit of food and continue the discussion! This time we'll meet outdoors at Trout Lake, sit on blankets, meet old and new friends, and talk about what direction we’d like these and future gatherings to take. Rumour …

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12th Annual Paddle for the Peace

12th Annual Paddle for the Peace

On July 8th, some of the members of the congregation will be attending the 12th Annual Paddle for the Peace, hosted by our friends up north to celebrate and defend the beautiful Peace River. This is an opportunity for those of us in the Lower Mainland who cannot make it to the Paddle to show our solidarity with the Treaty …

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Calculate Your Co2 Emissions and Donate to Our Green Fund

Calculate Your Co2 Emissions and Donate to Our Green Fund

AIR TRAVEL HAS MORE CLIMATE IMPACT THAN ANY OTHER FORM OF TRAVEL: Donate to our Green Fund to offset your trip’s carbon emissions. Calculate Co2 emissions

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Vancouver Unitarians Walk 4 the Salish Sea

HOW WE’RE CHANGING THE WORLD! At least 22 Vancouver Unitarians participated in the Walk 4 the Salish Sea that began in Victoria on May 25 and ended at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby on May 28. One of us was present at virtually every stage of this march. It was an all-nations gathering against the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project and we were …

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Earth Day April 2017

Earth Day April 2017

The History of Earth Day A U.S. senator named Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. Hoping to mobilize the politically active student community, he chose April 22nd (falling between Spring Break and final exams) as the official date. On that …

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Meet some of our members who are working for the earth.

Michael Bomford

Michael Bomford

Mike is a UCV member, a father of three children, ages 3-11, and a faculty member in Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. He loves to grow, cook, and eat food. from Kwantlen Polytechnical University website: Dr. Michael Bomford Faculty, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Mike has returned to BC from Kentucky, where he spent 10 …

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