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There's a lot going on at Transition Sooke. Please sign-up and get involved!

Climate Emergency Action Teams

Food security / local agriculture – Meeting March 7, 10 am. Contact Stephen Hindrichs for more information and check out an amazing video on Grace Gardens produced by Stephen

Rainwater harvesting - Contact Sue Lidster or Robin Zabloski

Forest and ocean / habitat and species protection - Contact Christina Schlattner

Divestment from fossil fuels - Next meeting is March 5, 7 pm. Contact Susan Clarke or Jo Phillips

Zero waste - Well established through Zero Waste Sooke - Contact Wendy O'Connor

Transportation - Meets the first Monday of the Month - Contact Susan Belford

Green energy - Contact Lily Mah-Sen

Climate angst and listening to youth - Healing Circles - Contact Moki Tacon

Green lifestyle - Contact Yvonne Court
 

Earth Day
Sooke's Earth Day is April 25! The next organizing meeting for Earth Day is on Feb 24 at 7 pm at Harbourside Co-Housing. Contact Ann Clement. If you, as an individual, or as part of a group, have a presentation idea or plan for Earth Day Community Hall events, please contact Ann Clement.


Would you be interested in accompanying Ann (as Zero Waste reps) to approach the managers of Western Foods and Village Food Markets to follow up on the plastic bag ban and offer community support. We may offer to partner with them in creating an Earth Week display in their stores. Contact Ann Clement.

Can you or your business donate something for the Earth Day baskets? The Earth Day group is creating four baskets that will be filled with donations. The baskets will be themed: Spa Basket, Zero Waste Basket, Reading Basket, Cozy Night by the Fire, and more, depending what the baskets are filled with. The tickets will be $1 a piece. The basket raffle is to help fund Earth Day and have a fun event. Contact Yvonne and let her know your donation!


Coldest Night of the Year
Make donations or pledges for the Coldest Night of the Year event in Sooke in support of the Sooke Shelter Society, The event starts at 4 pm this coming Saturday, Feb 22. Starting point is the Sooke Family Resource Centre, 6672 Wadams Way. Moki Tacon is listed as captain of the Transition Sooke team (Sooke Transition Town Society). To make your donation, use this link:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4674080&langPref=en-CA

 

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 22, 4 pm Coldest Night of the Year (see above)
     
  • Feb 24, 7 pm Sooke Region's Earth Day 2020. Come out and help organize this April 25 event. Harbourside Co-Housoing.  Email Ann Clement if you can attend.
     
  • Feb 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Climate Healing Circle facilitated by Moki Tacon. For more information, contact Moki. Harbourside Co-Housing, 6683 Horne Road
     
  • Feb 26, 7 pm Transition Sooke AGM, Harbourside Co-Housing
     
  • Feb 29, 10 am - 3 pm Seedy Saturday Transition Sooke will have a table! Info here. EMCS
     
  • March 4, 7 pm. Regular meeting of Transition Sooke (first Wednesday of the month). All welcome, Harbourside Co-Housing, 6683 Horne Road (agendas and minutes posted here)
     
  • March 5, 7 pm. Divestment from Fossil Fuels Climate Action Team. All welcome. For location, contact Jo Phillips.
     
  • March 7, 10 am Inaugural meeting of Food Security/Local Agriculture Climate Action Team. All welcome. Contact Stephen for location
     
  • March 18, 6:30 pm Zero Waste Sooke regular meeting. Sooke Public Library
     
  • April 3, Global Climate Strike, Victoria
     
  • April 12, 11 am - 1 pm  Region-Wide Clean-Up Day coinciding with Surfrider’s Whiffin Spit Cleanup. Contact Wendy O'Connor
     
  • April 22 Honour Our Earth candlelight vigil, downtown Sooke
     
  • April 25, all day Earth Day Festivities, Sooke Community Hall (see above)

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