Comox Valley Environ. Council
COMOX VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL.
The Comox Valley Environmental Council will have a meeting at the Comox Regional District Boardroom, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, at 7:00 pm, March 14, 2012. Local Environmental Planner, and community educator Nancy Hofer will present on some of the aspects of the recently established Comox Valley group of the world wide “Transition Town” movement. The regular CVEC meeting will follow.
An antidote to "doom and gloom", the Transition Town Movement believes that by joining together as a community, we can start now building ways to be resilient to change, all while having fun along the way! We all know that changes are coming: the end of cheap oil, global financial instability, and environmental changes are everywhere. Transition Town aims to tap into the collective genius and local capacity of the Comox Valley - and learn from others transitioning around the world - in order to face community-wide challenges collectively. If you’re ready for action, thinking about action, are brainstorming ideas or are just curious, there is a place for you on the transition continuum! Monthly meetings are open to all. There will also be representatives from the Steering Committee at this presentation to answer questions. More information is available at www.transitiontowncv.org
Nancy Hofer is on the steering committee of Transition Town Comox Valley. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation and more recently obtained a Masters degree in Community Planning. She currently works as Environmental Planner at the City of Courtenay. A relative newcomer to the Comox Valley, Nancy has received a warm welcome and remains in awe at the stunning beauty, bounty, capacity and potential of the Comox Valley.
The Comox Valley Environmental Council is a 21 year old 'Not for Profit Society' which acts as an umbrella organization for 20 local environmental organizations and local Municipal and Regional representatives. CVEC meets about seven times a year, meetings are open to the public, and often include a short presentation of some local issue. There are about 1400 members in the local groups. We especially welcome attendance by any representatives of environmental organizations which may wish to join CVEC.
Transition Town example, A recent gathering at Lake Trail School Community Demonstration Gardens
Transition Town, 'We are here' graphic.