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50 Shades of Electric Vehicles Policy


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50 Shades of Electric Vehicle policy

by Guy Dauncey  January 24, 2015

NOTHING

Nothing. It’s the building block of all mathematics, from which numbers begin.

It’s also the current state of federal policy on electric vehicles in Canada. The BCSEA wants to change that and start adding some numbers, and we are seeking fifty volunteers to help us do so.

Five years after the government-funded Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap for Canada recommended adopting a goal of 500,000 EVs by 2018, nothing has been done to advance their take-up.

There is a federal election coming, however, and just as the climate crisis is a top issue demanding federal leadership, a coherent climate platform must include strong measures to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, which produces 28% of Canada’s carbon pollution.

A shift from to electric vehicles combined with a shift to renewable electricity could go far to reduce those emissions, while also reducing the harmful health impacts caused by air pollution.

The BCSEA is seeking 50 volunteers to help put EVs on the agenda for this year’s federal election. We want to generate a ‘race to the top’ among the parties, so that the next government will have made strong promises to support electric vehicles, and be armed with the best policies to take to Paris for the big UN climate talks.

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Repair Cafe Victoria - Feb 14th - Learn to Repair for Free

Michelle is seeking bunch of volunteers with repair skills

www.facebook.com/RepairCafeVictoria

I'm one of several volunteers helping to organise Repair Café Victoria - a place where people can bring broken household items and learn to fix them for free. Our first event will be on Saturday, February 14, 9:30am-12:30, at the Central Branch of the public library. If you'd like to volunteer your repair skills (sewing, darning, fixing small electrical appliances, etc.) please let me know. And if you'd like to come with all manner of household goods to fix on Feb. 14, please do! Looking forward to seeing you at the library! 

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[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 26th

NEWS:

 

The Draft Regional Sustainability Strategy – an action plan for the region’s future to 2038 – is ready for public feedback! Please complete the online feedback form before February 15, 2015; the RSS Targets Backgrounder (download) provides details related to the target questions. Then, sign up for the RSS Listserv to find out how you can provide ongoing input as the process continues. For more information, visit the CRD website.

  

AT UVIC:

 

A DIALOGUE: CLIMATE CHANGE, DIVESTMENT AND SOCIETY,

Monday January 26th, 7:00 PM

Room B150 of the Bob Wright Centre

This event, held by the University of Victoria, will bring together a panel that includes a student, a Suncor executive, and a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, among others, to discuss sustainable investment practices and how divestment...

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Heads up: AFL-CIO president is coming to Progress Summit 2015!


Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that the Broadbent Institute just released a new batch of speakers for our progressive policy conference, Progress Summit 2015, running from March 26 to 28.

AFL-CIO President Richart Trumka will be a keynote.

http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/summit2015/

If you could help spread the word on your social streams, that would be great!

Thanks for considering,

Sarah

upcoming events

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Dear Friends of SJS,
Below are some upcoming events that may be of interest to you:

From Rights to Responsibilities to Decolonization: Shifting Political Discourses

 

Professor Joyce Green is the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books) and of Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights (Fernwood Publishing 2014).

 

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

 

 

 

(see the link for a campus map http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/pdf/3d-map-latest.pdf)

 

All Welcome!



Feb. 15th, 2015

 

From Charity to Social Justice:
The Conversation Continues

Addressing Child and Family...

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An experience you need to read

a visit to Palestine by a Palestinian 
http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/palestine-reaffirmed-identity


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upcoming event

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Dear Friends of SJS,
Please join us for:

Conversations With Activists - 2015 Series

 

SEEDS OF CHANGE with Robin Tunnicliffe


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

University of Victoira

Cornett B107 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Activists come in many forms. Some like organic farmer Robin Tunnicliffe work within global and local networks of ecological, organic and peasant farmers to create a food system that is both socially just, ecological and healthy. They do not wait for policy to change the world, they live the change the want to see. They are growing a different world.  Robin Tunnicliffe is the farm manager at Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin. She has been farming certified organic produce for the past 15 years. Together with two other farmers she runs Saanich Organics, a local produce distributor.  Saanich Organics sells produce to the top restaurants and grocers in the Victoria region, as well as to families and at...

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No Fracking' Way! Benefit Concert with David Rovics - FRIDAY JANUARY 23


Sponsored by: Social Environmental Alliance, Victoria Friends of Cuba,,, Wildcoast.ca, Camas Books​, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid


NO FRACKING' WAY!
David Rovics in Concert

Benefit in support of First Nations challenges to pipelinesOpening with Drummers and spoken word by Jeremy Loveday

Friday January 23Norway House1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

Doors open 7:30 pmShow @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $15 ($12 unwaged)

Join & share the event on Facebook
Whether reciting poetry about resistance to the Israeli occupation or singing songs of social significance of great labour battles and environmental movements, David Rovics' lyrics are a call to action to all who believe in Justice, Peace & Equality.

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e-poster for Jeff Halper in Duncan

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Jeff Halper,  co-founder and head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, ICAHD, will be speaking at the Duncan campus of Vancouver Island University on Wednesday, February 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noonish (it may run to 12:30). Helene Demers, professor of Anthropology, will have Jeff as guest speaker for her class, but the talk and subsequent discussion is open to all and free of charge. It's booked for Room 220, but will be moved to a larger space if necessary.
If you can drive or would like to be driven, please contact Freda Knott  250-381-5120 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by February 4th.


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David Rovics in Concert this Friday

WE are co-sponsors of this important action for indigenous people..

This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what...

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Jan 27 Webinar: Tracking the Clean Energy Revolution


BCSEA Webinar: Tracking the Clean Energy Revolution - Boutique Goes Big

Join us for a free BCSEA Webinar on Tuesday January 27 at noon PST (3:00 PM EST, 20:00 UTC)

    Reserve your free Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8967879983286746625

Peace River Valley

Clean energy jobs are growing incredibly quickly. In 2013 37% more Canadians worked in the renewable energy industry than in 2009. As a result, by 2013 the clean energy sector—encompassing manufacturing, power production, energy efficiency, and biofuels—accounted for more direct Canadian jobs than the oil sands.

At the end of 2014 Clean Energy Canada released a pair or reports titled Tracking the Energy Revolution Global and Tracking the Energy Revolution Canada. The reports are full of maps, charts and graphics that tell the story of how plunging equipment costs, strong investor interest and government and business leadership are driving a global shift to renewable energy sources such as wind, sun and water. During the webinar, Jeremy Moorhouse – Clean Energy Canada’s Senior Analyst and co-author of both reports – will review the findings of each report and answer audience questions.

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DR. VANDANA SHIVA ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Listen to this free exclusive interview.

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FREE INTERVIEW

DR. VANDANA SHIVA ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Listen to this free exclusive interview.

Listen to a conversation with one of the world's leading food & seed sovereignty activists. Vandana Shiva fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering, are among the fields where Shiva has contributed with ideas and through activist campaigns. Sandor Katzrecently taught at Navdanya, Dr. Shiva's center in India. Click here to listen.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

LIVE-IN STAFF POSITIONS: Have a look and share with others who might be a good fit.

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David Rovics in Concert this Friday

Hi friends, This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what you’ve been missing. Bring yourself, family and friends!

Victoria...

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[evoz] David Rovics in Concert this Friday

Hi friends, This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what you’ve been missing. Bring yourself, family and friends!

Victoria...

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2015: Will Candidates be Listening?



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Hear No Evil?

Welcome to 2015!

by Nigel Protter, Executive Director

2015 is shaping up to be a year of resolution for BC and Canada in energy. This is the year we should know if BC’s hyped LNG export scheme will finally see daylight before its supposed “opportunity window” slams shut due to competitive and price pressures. We’ll also learn whether shovels will turn for BC Hydro’s Peace River Site C dam megaproject, or if legal challenges will tug it into a side-channel.

Meanwhile, BCSEA will continue to pursue clarity on government’s heavily shrouded claims of the project’s cost effectiveness.

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Attack on public health care going to trial

Attack on public health care going to trial r1 ...

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[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 20th

NEWS:

 

Green Party MLA and UVic professor, Andrew Weaver, was quoted in an Article last week criticizing the Provincial Government’s LGN promises. Weaver calls the Clark Government’s LNG promises “a message of hope wrapped in hyperbole.” Find the article here.

 

AT UVIC:

 

UVIC COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AND GARDEN TOURS

Wednesday January 21st, 12:00PM; Friday Janurary 23rd, 10:30AM

UVic Campus Community Garden

We have two volunteer orientation sessions taking place at the garden this week. Come join us to tour the garden, learn about what projects are going on, and lend a hand!  See their website for more details.

 

A DIALOGUE: CLIMATE CHANGE, DIVESTMENT AND SOCIETY,

Monday January 26th, 7:00 PM

Room B150 of the Bob Wright Centre

This event will bring together a panel that includes a student, a Suncor...

Read more: [UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 20th

Stolen Sisters Memorial March

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Dear Friends of SJS,
A reminder that the Stolen Sisters Memorial March in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women will take place in Victoria this year on Saturday, February 14th, meeting at 11:00 at Our Place on Pandora and walking to the Legislature. see the facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530170627245117/?pnref=story.
Please also read the call to action and see the attached poster from Nikki Sanchez below:

Hi All, 

 

The following is a call to action & a invitation to get involved on the issue of missing & murdered Indigenous women. Please distribute broadly. 

 

Fed up with feeling outraged & heartbroken over the rising number of missing & murdered Indigenous women in Canada & the Harper government's utter apathy to the issue, my friend Corie Potter & I decided to create our own little awareness poster in the lead up to...

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PeerNetBC and Anne Frank House Present

PeerNetBC News

Sign Up Today for the Anne Frank Memory Walk Project

We are very pleased to present the Anne Frank Memory Walk Project for youth! Have you ever wondered how Vancouver neighbourhoods got to be the way they are today? Who names our streets? Who created our monuments? What history is in your backyard?

Become a participant in our program and you’ll find out! All youth 24 and under of various backgrounds (including but not limited to: cultural heritage, abilities, gender, age, sexual orientation, faith, and income levels) are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking youth who are:

  • 24 years old and under living in and around Vancouver
  • interested in gaining and enhancing their facilitation skills
  • eager to learn more about social justice
  • want to learn about social justice history in Vancouver
  • willing to share what they learn with diverse communities
  • excited to gain video-making and editing skills

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