Category: Environment

Passive House Canada/Maison Passive Canada, Announces the Appointment of Chris Ballard as the new CEO

“The opportunities Passive House Canada offers to make a difference at this pivotal time are tremendous – and create a responsibility to get it right. I am excited by the prospect of working with such an amazing team in collaboration with industry, government and consumers.” said Chris.

“I also want to acknowledge Rob and his extraordinary tenure with PHC. He has made an immense contribution during the past four years and has been central to the organization’s success. I am delighted that Rob will continue to advise and support PHC on key projects.”

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Take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum!

Want to take a gamble for Kus-kus-sum? Join Project Watershed and LIFT for Festive Cheer at Match Eatery and Public House/Chances Casino. Every year LIFT hosts a Festive Cheer party as a fun way to wrap up their year of networking events and a FUNdraiser for a local charity. Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project have been the recipients two years in a row. “ We are honored to be chosen again this year. It is just in time for our final push to raise the money needed to acquire and restore the property!”

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In Search of the Real Wolf

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture featuring author Paula Wild. “In Search of the Real Wolf” features striking images of wolves, as well as some little-known facts. The lecture is on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

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24 Hours of Reality: Climate Truth in Action

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will join The Climate Reality Project for “24 Hours of Reality: Climate Truth in Action,” a day that is about mobilizing a worldwide conversation about the climate crisis and how we solve it on November 20th.
Climate Reality Leader volunteers from across the globe will lead presentations and conversations in countries around the world. The presentations will focus on the climate crisis, what it means for us in our everyday lives, and the solutions already in our hands. Worldwide, more than 20,000 Climate Reality Leaders have been personally trained by Vice President Al Gore to give updated versions of the slideshow made famous in his book An Inconvenient Truth and the subsequent documentary by the same name.

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EV’s and Bio Fuels Driving To Paris & Beyond.

Randy Chatterjee of the Comox Valley Electric Vehicle Association (CVEVA) will host a discussion on everything to do with electric cars, from solar charging to range anxiety. Hal Hewett will present on biofuels, appropriate technology and localized energy. Randy and Hal will explain the merits and drawbacks of the various systems and be open for questions.

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Great Bear Rainforest Film Screens Nov. 5

Journey via film to Whale Point and Fin Island research outposts in the Great Bear coastal region and meet the remarkable people who call this place home including leaders of the Gitga’at First Nation and whale researchers Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray.

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Perseverance Week major opportunity for Cumberland Forest!

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) has been presented with an incredible opportunity thanks to a generous donor who has offered a “magic match’ for the week of October 24th to 31st. Up to $50,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar, from special events and donor drives for the last week of October. That’s $100,000 in forest saving fundraising potential. This week long campaign called “Perseverance Week” is filled with events and initiatives to celebrate the Cumberland Forest community and their efforts to projects the forests, creeks and wetlands surrounding the Village of Cumberland and in the Perseverance Watershed.

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