On November 29, 2015, one hundred or so residents of the Powell River region marched from Willingdon Beach to the Patricia Theatre in solidarity with a global demonstration that day in support of the Paris Climate Conference which was due to begin the following week.
At the end of the march, we joined an equal number of people who came to watch Naomi Klein’s movie, This Changes Everything.
That day was the beginning of the qathet Climate Alliance.
Planned Several Earth Day events including an electric car vehicle parade
Sponsored a series of lectures including Seth Klein author of A Good War, Guy Dauncey of West Coast Climate Action Network and author of several books including Journey to the Future – A better world is possible Frederick Vroom of Tree Canada, Let’s Talk Trash, Edward Struzik author of Firestorm: How Wildfire will shape our future, Andrea Hedley -Environmental Planner, and Professor Fred Guerin
Created and maintain an active FaceBook page with 2,000 plus supporters
Contracted out and completed a Meatless Monday project
Represented on the Powell River Sustainability Committee (2 persons 1 vote)
Distributed climate action signs in qathet (more available upon request)
Published a climate action road map for Powell River
Published the Powell River Eco City Footprint Tool in cooperation with BCIT, documenting the carbon footprint of Powell River and Region
Calculated and documented sea-level rise scenarios for Powell River (in contrast with Delta)
We produced a comprehensive and professional journal/newsletter called CAPRicorn (see Newsletters)
Currently produce a column in the Powell River Peak called Climate Crossroads
Published a Plant-Based Cookbook