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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Oct 30 06

1.  Food Not Bombs Bike Cart Stolen
2.  Silent Vigil for Peace - Nov 9th
3.  Amnesty International Film Festival 2006
4.  BC Institute for Co-operative Studies' newsletter
5.  Wilderness News and Events
6.  Sustainuvic Events & News
7.  VIVA Veg-E-Update

contributions, considerations, concerns:


*  From Janine < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


short movie from oct 28 peace rally - canadian troops out of afghanistan - support them by bringing them home:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asULlvsuEcc or http://relativenewz.ca


*  From: "Jane P. Brett" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Peace ambassadors are needed to greet international visitors and to respond to current world conflict issues (including disarmament, civilian casualties, nuclear terrorism). Bring your peaceful passion and share it with vigilers from around the world.  We will have been talking to Cohoe ferry passengers, other tourists and locals on a weekly basis since October 2001, when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan. Come and witness with us the change in public opinion.  Imagine: War Never Again.  (477-1944 )


*  Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  386-8805, faluninfo.net


*  From: Cafe Spirituality < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


CAFE SPIRITUALITY. Open Satsang: discussion, sharing, contemplation. Wednesdays at 7 pm at James Bay Coffee & Books, 143 Menzies (opposite Thrifty's). By donation or buy a coffee. Call 360-0052 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


*  From: Victoria Peace Coalition < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Hidden News on CFUV - Fridays at 9:00 AM
101.9 FM, 104.3 FM on cable, or online http://cfuv.uvic.ca


also recommended at cfuv - Gorilla Radio, Mondays at 5 pm (October 30 - Amy Goodman); Winds of Change, Thursdays at 11 am, and much much more!!


*  The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside.  Info: www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms


*  Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.


*  From: "chaplain" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Sacred Paths. Notices from UVic Interfaith Services.
Students have arrived and there is an excited buzz in the air as we start another term.  At the Interfaith Office we have worked hard to prepare excellent resources for spiritual development at UVic. We offer resources for spiritual learning, practice, community, and service.  Our website has been updated and is full of information on upcoming events, groups, speakers, retreats, student groups and discussion circles. Check it out!  http://web.uvic.ca/interfaith  To book an appointment to see one of the chaplains, phone 721-8338


*  october 23rd rally for homes -- it's not perfect (read fast!), but it's my first movie with subtitles and such.


check it out at http://relativenewz.ca
or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYGJtFweVAI


*  From: Carol Grier < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

If anyone attends this [reel revolutionary] festival, would you mind sending me a review of any
of the films you've seen?  We are presently previewing films for possible
inclusion in our March 2007 festival.  Thanks--Carol


*  From: "Brasscheck TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Concerned about election fraud in the US?
Someone's doing something about it.
http://www.brasscheck.com/videos/ef/ef5.html
 
*  From: "orakwa" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


MNN has been following events of our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Oaxaca.  Here are some photos of yesterday's incursion by Mexican armed forces.  MNN


imagenes del inicio de la represion
http://www.chiapas.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=137359
http://www.chiapas.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=137349.
http://chiapas.mediosindependientes.org/display.php3?article_id=137373


http://innovativecommunities.org - working to combat homelessness - with online financial records, full accountability.  click on 'online office', then 'enter ico finance office'


*  From: ICIS-Institute for Cooperation in Space < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Ex CIA and Marine Intel Officer: 9/11 Was An Inside Job
http://www.infowars.net/articles/October2006/231006Steele.htm


*  From: Carol Grier < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Many of you wrote out personal messages to the Murakami Family [salt spring island] after their tragic house fire. We put these into two beautiful albums and presented them to Rose and Richard last week. We also presented the balance of the funds from the Murakami Fire Friendship Trust. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we were able to help the Murakamis get settled in their temporary dwelling, with fresh new floors and some decent appliances. Volunteers helped to clean the house, restore photos, clean clothing damaged in the fire, and many other jobs. The new house for the Murakamis is awaiting permits (nothing simple) but they hope foundation will get poured this week. Thanks everyone.


*  From: Adriaan Nikken < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


http://www.chomskytorrents.org is a doccumentary page with downloadable stuff


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1.  Food Not Bombs Bike Cart Stolen


On Sunday October 29, somebody stole the Food Not Bombs bike cart from the driveway of a house on Ontario St.


The cart has large wooden sides, is painted white and has a blue base.  It attaches to the rear wheel crux of a bike frame.


This cart is used to deliver free food to people who live on the street. It is very important for Food Not Bombs to recover this cart.


If you have this cart, or if you see the cart, please call 383-5144 x1940


From: "Jim Hedger" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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2.  Silent Vigil for Peace - Nov 9th
 
Thursday Nov 9 from NOON-1pm SILENT VIGIL at Douglas street,
edge of Centennial Square, beside Victoria City Hall.


Organized by "WOMEN IN BLACK"we will hand out FREE:   *** WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE***EVERYBODY WELCOME TO JOIN US MEN TOO!
 
WEAR A WHITE POPPY TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING FOR NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE IN THIS WORLD!!
 
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHITE POPPY CAMPAIGN; < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


From: "Philip & Marya" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
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3.  Amnesty International Film Festival 2006


Fri Nov 17 / Sat Nov 18 / Sun Nov 19


www.amnestyfilmsvictoria.ca


Location: University of Victoria David Lam Auditorium (MacLaurin Building)


Tickets: All screenings by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Few artistic media have the power to reach across cultures, languages and even time itself to influence millions of people in the language of our daily lives. Film has such power. Each year, talented filmmakers work against long odds, short finances and threatening politics to bring to the screen powerful stories of human struggle, sacrifice and triumph.


But this festival is about more than just exemplary film-making. We share these powerful films to raise awareness and to encourage people to translate what they have seen into meaningful action. This year marks our fourth annual human rights film festival in Victoria. We are fortunate to have eight excellent new films, along with education and action opportunities, including letter signing on specific issues raised in the films, and info tables from over 30 groups, including Doctors Without Borders, Building Bridges, Canada-Tibet Committee, Free the Children, Central American Support Committee, Journalists for Human Rights, Save the Aids Orphans, Kapasseni project and more.


F R I D A Y   N O V E M B E R   1 7 ,  2 0 0 6


7:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker


7:15 p.m. The Tank Man


Frontline / USA / 2006 / 90 min


On a fateful day in June 1989, the world became fixed on the bold image of a lone man staring down a procession of tanks in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. While trying to unearth the story behind this courageous man, producers of The Tank Man uncover additional stories about the clash between the communist government of the People's Republic of China and those advocating for a more open, democratic society. In this film, FRONTLINE explores a society in transition 17 years after the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. China has become open for global business, but it remains closed to a free media and available information. What distinguishes this film are demonstrable links between June 4, 1989 and China at the dawn of the 21st century.


8:45 p.m. Guest Speaker


9:00 p.m. Total Denial


Milena Kaneva / Bulgaria, Italy / 2006 / 73 min


Special Vaclav Havel Prize for Human Rights, One World Festival (Prague) 2006


 Ka Hsaw Wa's battle on behalf of the Karen peoples of Burma (Myanmar) is among the most courageous and committed human rights struggle yet depicted on film. Wanted by secret police in Burma and Thailand, the exiled Ka Hsaw Wa hid in the jungle, meticulously gathering evidence from thousands of victims of human rights and environmental abuses. The result was a precedent-setting lawsuit against two multinational oil companies building a pipeline through Burma, TOTAL of France and the American company UNOCAL. From the jungles of Burma to US courtrooms, filmmaker Milena Kaneva has been following this incredible story for five years. The result is detailed and stirring documentary access to cutting edge activism at work. This film changes lives (Sean Farnel, Hot Docs).


S A T U R D A Y   N O V E M B E R   1 8 ,  2 0 0 6


7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker


7:15 p.m. Uganda Rising


Jesse James Miller & Pete McCormack / Canada / 2006 / 82 min


Audience Award, Hot Docs 2006


For two decades, the Acholi people of Northern Uganda have been caught in a civil war between a rebel group whose objective was inhumane terror and a government whose military response only increased misery and suffering. Over one and a half million people were displaced into camps and 25,000 children abducted as soldiers and sex slaves. And yet through it all, something remarkable happens. Against a backdrop of dismal statistics, miniscule opportunity and unpredictable terror, in a part of Uganda forgotten by the world, children who have never known peace, face the day as if to live this way is normal, as if they still believe in the future. These children are the embodiment of resilience and hope. This film is the story of Uganda, her stolen children, and the fight to be free.


8:45 p.m.  Guest Speaker


 9:00 p.m. Blind Man


Hossein (Martin) Fazeli / Slovakia / 2006 / 2 min


Blind Man is a hard-hitting, unconventional comment on human rights violations, war, global poverty, racism and starvation. The film combines poetry and paradox to convey its point.


9:05 p.m. Breaking Ranks


Michelle Mason / Canada / 2006 / 55 min


Breaking Ranks is a documentary about the plight of four U.S. soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of their resistance to the war in Iraq. The film documents their experiences as they try to exercise their consciences amidst profound emotional, ethical and international consequences. Filmed over the course of the refugee process, this provocative film explores the meaning of duty through the powerful testimonies of these young soldiers.


S U N D A Y   N O V E M B E R   1 9 ,  2 0 0 6


7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker


7:15 p.m. Cry For Madiom


Erez Yanuv Barzilay / Canada / 2006 / 63 min

 

 


Best International Documentary Award, Tuskegee Film Festival


Humanitarian Award for Best Humanitarian Documentary, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


 A unique documentary. A powerful and dreadful experience. A rare insight into an isle of desperate hope in the ocean of misery that is southern Sudan. A testimony, to the lives of some of the most unfortunate victims of the longest war in Africa and to the few Westerners that came to their aid. Former Israeli television journalist Erez T. Yanuv Barzilay witnessed the horrific situation during two visits to Sudan in 1993 and 1998.


8:30 p.m. (Hate) Machine


Phil Caron / Canada / 2005 / 5 min


Best Experimental Film, Niagara Independent Film Festival, 2005


Media Literacy Award, Media That Matters Festival, New York, 2005


Innocent words, beautiful children, transparent direction, disturbing results: these are the elements of (Hate) Machine, a short video exploring the process of creating so-called truth in the media. With seamless production values (Hate) Machine resembles what can be seen on TV every day.  And by combining these aesthetics with transparent manipulation, a dialogue between the consumers and creators of media is encouraged. With society's growing reliance on mediated, secondhand experience, this dialogue is more important than ever.


 8:45 p.m. Visioning Tibet


Isaac Solotaroff / USA / 2005 / 56 min


Best Documentary, Mount Shasta International Film Festival, 2005


Best Mountain Culture Film Festival, Taos Mountain Film Festival, 2005


This award-winning film is about humanitarian ophthalmologist Marc Lieberman, founder of the Tibet Vision project. Lieberman aspires to end preventable blindness in Tibet (which has the highest rate of cataract blindness in the world) by 2020. Visioning Tibet tells the story of two Tibetans, Karma and Lhasang, who make the arduous journey to a remote clinic hoping that Tibetan doctors can restore their sight using technology and training provided by Dr. Lieberman. Filmed over three years, Visioning Tibet uses breathtaking cinematography to portray Tibet and its people in ways seldom seen by international audiences.


From: "Mariko Miller" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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4.  BC Institute for Co-operative Studies' newsletter
 
Please check out the latest version of the BC Institute for Co-operative Studies' newsletter, The Anthill, at http://bcics.uvic.ca/anthill/.  The Fall 2006 edition contains stories about our research, information on upcoming events, and much more.


Specifically you will find information on:


The Co-ops and the Pursuit of Peace Conference.  The event was hosted by the BCICS with participants from 14 different countries.
Participants reviewed the historical records and current practices of how co-operatives operate in areas deeply divided by political, economic and social injustices.


Ian MacPherson presented the keynote paper for an Expert Group Meeting on Cooperatives and Employment in Shanghai, China.   The theme of the presentation centered around Co-operatives and Employment: From Self-Help and Survival Initiatives to the Sustainable Livelihoods of Communities. It demonstrated how the co-operative approach to job creation could help the U.N. achieve many of its Millennium Goals for the development of sustainable and fair workplaces.


The BCICS Radio Show is looking forward to its 2nd Season.  Each for All: The Co-operative Connection wrapped up its first four months on the air. The Show has received a flood of positive feedback from local listeners, as well as from national and international podcast listeners.  The second season will feature revised Co-operatives 101 episodes in preparation for syndicating the show to other community and campus radio stations in Canada.  To listen live go to http://bcics.uvic.ca/radio/


CSEHub Tele-learning Sessions.  On Thursday, October 26th, CSEHub began hosting a series of tele-learning opportunities for practitioners.   We were very pleased with the response for the first tele-learning session.  Participants enjoyed the discussion on the challenges of defining the Social Economy in the Canadian context.
For more information please visit http://www.socialeconomyhub.ca/
To listen to the podcast please go to: http://www.socialeconomynetwork.ca/hub/?p=130


Upcoming Events:


Announcing the First CIRIEC World Research Conference on the Social Economy, October 22-24, 2007.  Researchers, senior practitioners and government officials will meet at Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel to hear about the latest research on the Social Economy and discuss its implication for public policy and the development of Social Economy organizations.  For details please see:  http://www.socialeconomyhub.ca/conference


Co-operatively yours,


BCICS Main Account
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5.  Wilderness News and Events - Oct.26, 2006


1.
Monday, Oct.30, 2006


Slideshow and Video Screening:
Vancouver Island Ancient Forest Slideshow and
"Ring-Around-the-Legislature" Video


7:00 - 8:30 pm


1317 Broad St. (between Douglas and Government St.),
Raincoast Adventure Sports, Victoria - FREE


See a spectacular slideshow by Ken Wu of the WCWC about
the endangered ancient forests of Vancouver Island (see
www.viforest.org to sign our online petition, for more
info, and to see great maps) in the Nahmint Valley,
Nootka Trail, East Creek Valley, Upper Walbran Valley,
Clayoquot Sound, and other wild areas.


See a fantastic, exciting new video by Jeremy Sean
Williams of the Sept.23 "Ring-Around-the-Legislature"
Rally and Video Petition for Vancouver Island's ancient
forests and jobs. See yourself and your friends on the
"video petition" to the BC government, where hundreds
of people joining hands encircled the Legislature and
stated their names and cities to the BC government to
let them know that our ancient forests should be
protected and raw log exports should be banned.
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2.
Wednesday, Nov.1, 2006


"Save Old Growth" Aerial Art Image and Rally


12:30 noon -1:30 pm


By McPherson Library (within the ring), University of
Victoria


Join the University of Victoria's WCWC Club for a rally
and "aerial art protest" to protect Vancouver Island's
remaining ancient forests. Over 150 people are needed
to stand in formation by the McPherson Library and a
photo of the image will be taken by the media from the
top of the library. Hear great student speakers and
find out how you can join the unstoppable momentum to
end the logging of old-growth forests on Vancouver
Island and protect millworker jobs by banning raw log
exports.


Email WCWC UVic organizers Ziya He, Caitlin Perry, or
Dylan Gale for more info at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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3.
Friday, November 3, 2006


Defend the Climate against Harper's Hot Air Act!


1:00 - 2:00 pm
Minister of Natural Resources Gary Lunn's riding
office,
#1 - 9843 2nd St., Sidney (about 30 km north of
Victoria), BC


Hand out "Harper's Hot Air Balloons" to families and
other passersby, as well as petitions and leaflets,
with a small group of WCWC activists in front of the
federal Minister of  Natural Resources Gary Lunn's
riding office in Sidney near Victoria. The recently
announced and misnamed "Clean Air Act" by the federal
Conservative government will allow Canadian greenhouse
gas emissions to rise by proposing reductions in
emissions intensity (ie. greenhouse gas emissions per
unit of oil or gas), instead of reductions in absolute
emissions levels - which means that as the economy
continues to grow, absolute emissions levels can still
increase (despite increases in technological
efficiency). The new, proposed Act undermines Canada's
commitment to meeting the targets of the Kyoto
Protocol. Global warming is the most serious issue
facing the planet and threatens all native ecosystems -
don't let the federal government get a free ride when
undertaking an extreme anti-environmental agenda!


For more info call Jessi Junkin or Ken Wu at 388-9292
in Victoria.
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4.
Thursday, November 9, 2006


"Big Trees, Not Big Stumps" WCWC's 25 Year History Book
Launch in Victoria


Slideshow by WCWC Co-Founder Paul George, and
"Ring-Around-the-Legislature" video screening


7-9 pm
Michelle Pujol Room, SUB, University of Victoria - Free


Buy an autographed copy of the magnificent, newly
released book, "Big Trees, Not Big Stumps", by the
WCWC's co-founder Paul George which tells the exciting
and often hilarious tales of wilderness-saving
campaigns with Canada's largest wilderness protection
organization in BC through the 1970's, 80's, 90's, and
2000's. This is the definative work on the modern
history of BC's wilderness protection movement.


Join Paul George for a slideshow on the 25 year history
of the WCWC, from the early battles for Windy Bay and
South Moresby, through the campaigns for the Stein
Valley, Carmanah Valley, Clayoquot Sound, Tatsheshini
Valley, Boise Valley, Elaho Valley, Sooke Hills, and
beyond...


See a new, excellent and exciting video by filmmaker
Jeremy Sean Williams about the
"Ring-Around-the-Legislature" Rally for Vancouver
Island's Ancient Forests and BC Jobs, where hundreds of
citizens joined hands and encircled the Legislative
Buildings on Sept.23, 2006. See yourself and your
friends in the "video petition" to the BC government!


Sponsored by the UVic WCWC Club
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5.
South Okanagan / Vancouver Island Slideshow Tour in
Ontario a Success!


Over 150 concerned citizens came out to see the "Save
Canada's Desert and Rainforest" slideshow tour by the
WCWC's Ken Wu over the past several weeks in Toronto,
Ottawa, and Guelph (Ontario), and Syracuse (New York).
The slideshows promoted the establishment of a new
grasslands/ desert/ Ponderosa pine National Park
Reserve in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys
(sign our online petition and write a letter at
www.okanaganpetition.org ) in southern BC and the
protection of the remaining ancient forests on
Vancouver Island (sign our online petition at
www.viforest.org ). THANK YOU to CPAWS Ottawa, OPIRG
(York and Guelph universities), BESSA (York U.),
Earthroots in Toronto, and the Environmental Outreach
Team (York U.) for their help arranging the tour!


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Join 70 000 Canadians and become a member or donate to
the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Canada's
largest grassroots, membership-based wilderness
protection organization. Donate online on the left side
of our website www.wcwcvictoria.org


Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria Office and Rainforest Store
651 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M7
250-388-9292 (phone)
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www.wcwcvictoria.org (Victoria)
www.wildernesscommittee.org (Vancouver)
www.bcoilslick.org
www.okanaganpetition.org
www.viforest.org


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6.  Sustainuvic Events & News


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a) UVSP Special General Meeting
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UVSP's Special General Meeting


Monday October 30th
12:00-1:00pm
SUB B025
Free food!


On the Agenda:


Update on Board Activities from the summer & for the future
Financial Statements for 2005/06
Budget for 2006/07


Come for a quickie!  We need at least 20 people to come out to our SGM to
conduct the business of the agenda.  Please come out, enjoy some food and find
out how you can get involved in make UVic a leader in the development of a
sustainable region.


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b) Slow Living Potluck Activism
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UVSP General Meeting & Slow Foods Potluck - Thursday November 9th; 5:30 -
7:00pm, Hickman - Room 116
Volunteer for the UVic Sustainability Project. And, while you are at it, meet
some cool, earth-friendly people and take part in a fun potluck! Join action
groups and work on initiatives relating to Transportation, Climate Change,
Campus Sustainability, Restoration, Paper, Food and more.


For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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c) FUN Action Group
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The Food University Network (FUN) is the UVSP newest action group, focused
on food security on campus and in the region. Were drawing together a
network of dedicated food activists from both UVic and community groups to
work towards healthy, local, and sustainably produced food choices for all.
FUN will focus on creating a food secure campus and community through a series
of interactive educational events and celebrations, as well as concrete policy
changes at the university. Our main policy goals are to institute a local food
purchasing policy at UVic, and to investigate the possibilities of creating an
urban agriculture and sustainable living centre at UVic.


FUN meets every second Wednesday at 6pm starting on November 1st in SUB 110b.
Contact Megan Thom at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get involved.


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d) Changing the Climate at UVic
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Last Thursday some UVSPer's went to CFAX's Green City Forum on climate in the
Engineering and Computer Science building. Here's what we publicly declared:


STUDENTS CALL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION ON CAMPUS
Oct 27, 2006
A GROUP OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IS CALLING ON U-VIC TO BECOME "CARBON NEUTRAL".


THE U-VIC SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT IS LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN TO MAKE THE CAMPUS
REDUCE GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, WHILE ALSO IMPROVING IN OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL
AREAS, UNTIL THEIR OVERALL IMPACT IS 'ZERO,' OR BEYOND.


JAMIE BIGGAR IS A DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT, AND SAYS THEY HOPE TO EVENTUALLY
SPREAD THE INITIATIVE BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY.


FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAYS THE CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT COULD EMPLOY SOME OF THE
METHODS AFTER THEY'VE BEEN TRIED AND TESTED ON CAMPUS.


THE U-VIC SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN AT CFAX 1070'S "GREEN
CITY FORUM," HELD LAST NIGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA.


As you can see, there's a campaign brewing here. The group is meeting tommorow
at 3:30 in the UVSP office to talk about next steps and make this thing happen
- we'd love to see you there.


If you want to find out more email:
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e) SPOKES
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Want to learn bicycle repair? Want to help out a great program on campus?
Volunteer for SPOKES!


Started in September 2003, the SPOKES program refurbishes unwanted bicycles
and lends them out to students. To date more than 160 bicycles have been
diverted from the landfill!


Upcoming work party dates:


Thursday October 26th from 12noon to 2:30pm
Thursday November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th from 12noon to 2:30pm


AND


Monday October 30th from 3pm until 5pm. Monday November 6, 13, 20 and 27th
from 3pm until 5pm.

 


Learn and share bicycle repair skills. All experience levels welcome!


All work parties are held at the storage cage located in the parkade below the
University Centre. Wear clothes you can get dirty and bring any spare tools
you might have.


Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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f) Website!
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Minor update to the website so that it give proper information on the various
goings-on.


Check out - uvsp.uvic.ca


The big update to the site will be rolled out later in November.


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2. UVic Sustainability News
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Turpin to Meet with Students
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I've copy and pasted the announcement about Turpin holding a town-hall meeting
with students below. Those of us at the UVSP are no strangers to governance
issues - and this will be a rare opportunity for public dialogue with Monsieur
Turpin. The town hall meeting comes as the draft of the Strategic Plan is
being released in the Ring. What's the Strategic Plan? It's the document that
will guide the future of the university starting the moment that it's adopted.


How many students were involved in drafting it? A handful at a poorly
advertised and attended town hall meeting during exams last Winter term and
two students on the committee that drew it up - of 15 members on the
committee. So, what's to be done now to make sure student interests included?


Pick up a copy of the ring this Thursday and read the draft. Ask yourself
these questions:


1. Can I find my interests in this document? If not, where are the gaps?
2. Does the language of the strategies and objectives about my interests sound
clear enough that I can be sure they will be implemented in a way that
reflects my best interest? If not, how could it be better?


Put that to paper and send the document in (there will be an email address in
the administration that the article in the Ring will tell you to send it to)
and, if you like, copy it to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so your student reps on
the Board of Governors have a copy that we can use to hold the administration
accountable to what you need.


Also, make sure you show up to this meeting and tell Turpin what you think.


Thursday, November 2, 12:30 p.m.
SUB - Michele Pujol Room


Have you ever looked around campus and thought to yourself who runs this
place anyway? Now is your chance to find out.


The UVic Students Society (UVSS) has invited the president of the
university, Dr. David Turpin, to speak at a town hall meeting. Dr. Turpin will
discuss his vision of what the University of Victoria is all about and where
he sees us going in the coming years. There will also be a question and answer
session and an opportunity for dialogue.


Come find out about the university strategic plan, UVic teaching and
research focus, and our recent achievements in sustainability. If you have
questions about the event, please contact Penny Beames, chairperson of the
UVSS, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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3. Related Sustainability News
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Candle-Light in Global Solidarity on eve of Climate Change Talks
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I'm excited to announce that on Saturday, November 4th there will be a
candle-light climate rally in solidarity with a coordinated global campaign to
show that we ("the people of earth") mean business on climate change in
advance of the COP 12 confernce in Nairobi. Here's the plan:


Meet at centenial square at 5:30 and then bike/walk down to the legislature in
a (loud) procession led by the Recyclistas.
6:00PM at the legislature there will be some speakers and then a great line up
of skits and music.


Time to be counted!


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University of Victoria Sustainability Project


Student Union Building Room B007
PO Box 3035  STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC  V8W 3P3
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tel:  250-721-7355
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7.  VIVA Veg-E-Update


VIVA-Raw Potluck


Date: Nov 11th


Details: Bring a raw vegan dish (containing no animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, butter, cheese, whey, honey, casein) of 6-8 servings with your ingredient list. You will need to bring your own dishes and utensils plus a serving utensil for your dish.


Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm; dining begins at 6:30
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Craigflower Room


We request a donation of $2.00 for Adults which goes to purchase Books, Videos, and DVD's for our VIVA-Raw lending library. Anyone who comes to our potluck gatherings is welcome to borrow from the library which is brought to every potluck.


Check out: http://islandveg.com/viva/node/15 for more information on this and future potlucks.


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Veg-E-News (note: these are just 'clippings', see the URL for the full story.)
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1st Animal Rights Conference for South-East Europe a success


"The first Animal Rights Conference for South-East Europe took place in Vienna, Austria on 14th and 15th October."
http://www.arkangelweb.org/international/austria/20061017arconferencesuccess.php
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No Tricks, Real Treats for a Non-Dairy and Vegan Halloween;


"Those packages of jolly ranchers, sweet tarts, hot tamales, and nerds will do in a pinch, but for some real Halloween fun, skip the artificial flavors and treat your kids right with all-natural candies and chocolates"
http://webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?SESSIONID=&aId=22428
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Give out vegan-friendly sweets this Halloween


"Vegans have no need to be scared on Halloween. Even though some candies have hidden animal products, there's still a variety of tasty treats to please even the pickiest of trick-or-treaters."
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061022/LIFE10/610220329/1006/LIFE
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Eat vegetables to prevent, survive cancer


"I have recently learned that I have ovarian cancer, which has moved me to learn more about preventing and surviving cancer.."
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcsdll/article?AID=/20061027/OPINION01/610270332


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Veg Links
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Help Make Veg Easier


The open-source VegGuide.org gives everyone a chance to help create a guide to veg eating around the world. The more complete and well-known this site becomes, the easier it will be for people interested in eating veg to explore their areas, as well as eat veg on the road.


Compiled by Paul Niedziela


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We've lived so long under the spell of hierarchy-from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses-that only recently have we awakened to see not only that "regular" citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.

-Frances Moore Lapp?, Time for Progressives to Grow Up


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