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Volunteer Power: We need your help 

Join us. Get involved in some of out actions. Help us get the word out.

Climate Emergency Action – Learn more about our Climate Action Teams.
  • Official Community Plan and Climate Emergency – Focuses on ensuring Sooke’s OCP truly embraces the climate emergency. We have presented to Sooke Council and the consultant doing the OCP work. We are engaging all ages in the community through our OCP Video Stars. Check it out here and contact Susan for more information.
  • Food Security / Local Agriculture – Last summer, Transition Sooke launched the Sooke Region Backyard Garden Project in co-operation with Sooke Region Food CHI and the Sooke Garden Club, and partnering with the Food ECO District (FED) of Greater Victoria. The project  supports individuals, families and laid-off workers during the pandemic by supplying them with home-based, start-up gardens. Contact Stephen to get involved in this summer's project.
  • Local Economy - The Local Economy Team had its first meeting and will report to the General Meeting on February 3. Contact Alan to learn more.
  • Green Energy – The Green Energy Team is continuing to present on a range of renewable energy and conservation topics at the Lifelong Learning sessions. Contact Lily to find out more about this group.
  • Transportation – Transition Sooke provided comments on the District's Transportation Master Plan last summer. Contact Susan, the Transportation Action Team co-ordinator.
  • Zero Waste – Zero Waste Sooke (ZWS), which was established a few years ago, is dedicated to reducing Sooke's ecological footprint in the most practical and common sense ways possible. Contact Bernie for more information.
 

Keeping the ship afloat

As Transition Sooke grows, it has more and more communications needs. Can you
lend a hand?
  • Website – Do you have any experience or want to learn how to post articles and photos on a very basic WordPress site?
  • Newsletter – We use Mailchimp for our monthly newsletter to over 410 subscribers. We need help seeking content from members, writing articles, and laying out the newsletter. We can teach you what we know!
  • Membership – Transition Sooke has almost 50 Active Members and we need to keep track of them.
  • Publicity — Help promote our online and in-person events. We have a few key people who could show you the ropes.
If you want more information or think you could help, contact Alan.
 

Upcoming Events

Note: A number of Transition Sooke groups are continuing to meet via videoconferencing. For the Climate Change Emergency Teams, contact the individuals listed at the bottom of the Climate Emergency page. For other groups, please contact our general email.

Feb 3, 7 pm Regular General Meeting (via Zoom) All welcome. Contact Alan for the login information. Previous minutes and upcoming agenda here

Feb 9, 1 pm Wild Wise working group meeting via Zoom. Contact Sam for more information.

Feb 24, 7 pm Transition Sooke Annual General Meeting on Zoom (of course). Contact Moki for more information.

March 9, 16, 23, 30, 1 – 2:30 pm (Tuesday) Future of Sooke 2020 – 2030, Sooke Region Lifelong Learning. Free. Contact Chris for more information.






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