Friday, February 16, 2007

Dave's responsibility is to “pay it forward”

The Climate Project and Dave MowatThe "Dave" is Dave Mowat, VanCity CEO. Dave heard the call of The Climate Project and responded to be one of the
1,000 people to [travel to] Nashville, Tennessee and Sydney, Australia [for training] to become Climate Change Messengers who will present the information delivered by Al Gore in the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

Dave joined others in January for the two-day program that familiarized trainees with the science of climate change, equipped them with new presentation skills, while developing "a dynamic online community to inform lecturers and promote ongoing activities".

The VanCity announcement gives the following backgrounder:
Wondering how Dave ended up rubbing shoulders with the former Vice President of the United States? It started during a meeting with Novex Courier CEO and clean air advocate Robert Safrata. Dave and Robert were talking about how to get more hybrid vehicles on the streets of Vancouver when Robert mentioned the Al Gore training.

If you're interested ... here's sustainability reports from VanCity and Novex.

Anyway .. Dave is out and working the circuit. VanCity members will have a chance to hear him at a free event on March 8th. Details are pending but here's the link.
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Groundbreaking global change conference in Uganda

Globalizing Local Change Through Online Communities is a conference convened in East Africa for the purpose of uplifting, discussing and collaborating on local and global issues.

Here's how this conference begins ...

... they've come all the way to Uganda to put their hearts and minds into making good things happen. 25 more Onet members will be arriving from nearby Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and Zambia over the weekend.

A total of 10 Americans will be there (including myself, Linda and 4 non-members who don't actually live in the USA). Another 20 participants from Uganda will also be joining 72 Life in Africa members from our WE Centers in Kampala and Gulu. In total, 127 people are now confirmed to attend. It's all really very exciting!On Monday morning 65 of us will travel from Kampala to WE Center Gulu, where Ted will facilitate 3.5 days of Open Space. Whatever happens now will be the only thing that could... and this thread is where we're going to tell you about it!

Globalizing local change through online communities begins right here, right now.

Live from Uganda, here we go!

You can follow via this thread at

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Friday, February 02, 2007

ReStore | Now Open in Vancouver

Yes. Instead of going to Burnaby, Vancouver home renovators need only drive to 69 West 69th Avenue to ... "save you $$$ on new and used building materials" ... and help fund the work of Habitat for Humanity.

What's ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. They generate funds to support Habitat's building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills! They are an environmentally friendly store that makes sense!

Thanks to Anneke for the "heads up".
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