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Monthly Meeting, Repair Café and Ecofest

 
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Monthly meeting, Repair Café and Ecofest


Greeting <<First Name>>

Happy Long weekend! Since weather just warms up, summer is almost here already. Are you ready for the heat wave and do you want to know more on how to spend the summer more environmental friendly? Our Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit would be great for you. Recent UNFCCC found out our toolkit, and shared it on their social media, now our toolkit site has been visited by people from 6 continents. TransitionKW CCAToolkit has become a global toolkit for world citizen. Therefore if you haven’t yet, we encourage you to check it at toolkit.transitionKW.com or pick up one from your local public library.
TransitionKW got the opportunity being part of both cities' earth day events, where families had the chance to know more about how to action on climate changes and the information of our Toolkit. Thanks so much for everyone who helped out and check out our booth.
Our Cob sub-group also met up last week rebuilding one of the oven at Silver Lake Mennonite camp. They are planning to have cob workshop soon in June, if you are interested in how to build a cob oven, Ana from “Cobber” group wrote a great blog post on our website. In the meanwhile, the garden sub-group had its first meeting the past Sunday, Ángel also wrote a great update on our blog as well. Please check the blog updates below.
As our Repair Café is back next Saturday, volunteers had a info session meeting last Wednesday, if you still want to contribute, please sign up at http://vols.pt/EcB9tS
Our core group is going to meet this Wednesday, everyone is welcome, contribute your idea about our communities. In the meantime, Waterloo region annual Ecofest is just at the corner, where TransitionKW would be part of, to inform and encourage citizens for a more sustainable lifestyle.
As weather warms up, the cities have lots of activities and events for communities, please check our community Note session for more details.
 


TransitionKW Gardening sub-group Meeting
            Where: Willow Green Community Garden
  we would like to grow it collectively, with everybody working together and having lots of fun. We’re also planning to organize some small workshops so we can learn from the more experienced gardeners. please email to Ángel (angelorum80@gmail.com)

Incredible Edible KW 
           When: Every Sunday 2PM
           WhereMeet up at Waterloo Townsquare
Join Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/543885599053837/

Transition KW monthly Core group meeintg
           When: Wednesday May21 7PM-8:30PM
           Where: LSPRIG,3rd floor, 165 Albert St, Waterloo
Contribute your idea and thoughts for TransitionKW

KW all Candidates Eviormental Debate
           When: Mon, May 26, 7pm – 8pm
           Where:Paul Martin Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University 
Asking your provincial election candidates for KW questions related to their environmental platforms.

Repair Café: Come out to get your house hold appliances ,electronics, computers, or clothes fixed.
           When: Saturday May24 12Am-4PM
           Where: Kwartzlab maker space, 33 Kent Ave, Kitchener
           More info http://kwrepaircafe.eventbrite.ca

We need volunteers for our repair cafe! Please sign up: http://vols.pt/EcB9tS Want to learn more about the repair cafe? Contact Sylvie at sylvie.spraakman@gmail.com to ask questions.
 

Waterloo Region Annual Ecofest
           When: Saturday May 31 9:30AM-4:30PM
           Where: Waterloo Region Museum
This is a FREE event for everyone! A fun-filled day to celebrate our environment and learn to "reduce your footprint ... one step at a time."For more info

 

 


Read on for blog updates, community notes and the green news roundup.
 
For more events and upgrades, please check http://transitionkw.com/events/

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Recent Articles from our Blog.

 

Cob Oven construction @ Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

One of our groups is doing very cool stuff!!! The past two weekends the “cobbers” group (as we like to call ourselves) have gone to SLMC to re-build the existing oven they were using for making bread, pizzas, and more yummy foods.  We really had a great time there, where the SLMC team really made us feel very welcome, so we could enjoy even more the spectacular  More Reading...
 

 

Community Notes

  •  Incredible Edible KW  Every Sunday 2-4PM
    All ages, abilities, and ambitions are invited to join. We plant every Sunday from 2-4 PM, and meet at Waterloo Town Square! Please bring your friends! Trowels, rakes, gardening gloves, shovels, watering cans, organic potting soil, organic seeds, organic seedlings, tomato cages, bean poles, labelling supplies (popsicle stick, markers, etc.), donations of money, window boxes, planters, etc., are all welcome! For More info
  • TransitionKW Gardening sub-group. We have a plot in Willow Green Community Garden and we would like to grow it collectively, with everybody working together and having lots of fun. We’re also planning to organize some small workshops so we can learn from the more experienced gardeners. We haven’t started yet, so you’re still in time to come to our Kickoff Meeting next week. So if you would like to join us, no matter what is your gardening expertise, please email to Angêl (angelorum80@gmail.com)
  • Beginner's Gardening Course, Join rare Gardens Coordinator, Dan Radoslav, as he leads this engaging, hands-on beginners’ gardening series. Each weekly lesson builds on the previous. Upon completion, gardeners will be comfortable with basic aspects of gardening and can look forward to getting out there and having a successful gardening season! Wednesdays 6:30pm Register now : http://www.raresites.org/events/
  • KW all Candidates Eviormental Debate
    Mon, May 26, 7pm – 8pm, Paul Martin Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University 
    Asking your provincial election candidates for KW questions related to their environmental platforms.
  • Social Planning Concil of Kitchener-Waterloo Put a new webpage organizing all the events going on around elections, and trying to promote the all-candidate sessions and the web pages we opened for elections. http://www.waterlooregion.org/election-year-2014
  • We need volunteers for our repair cafe! Can you sew, repair electronics, repair computers, or do woodworking for furniture? We would love your skills - and you can share them with others in the community. If you could volunteer your skills for 2-4 hours on Saturday May 24, we would love to have you! Please sign up here: http://vols.pt/EcB9tS Want to learn more about the repair cafe? Contact Sylvie at sylvie.spraakman@gmail.com to ask questions.
  • 7th Annual Waterloo Region ECOFest: Saturday, May 31 Waterloo Region Museum,  A festival designed to educate and motivate the community to take actions that protect and enhance our environment. For more info
For more events and activities , please check http://TransitionKW.com/events

 
 

Green News Roundup

 
 
Rising CO2 levels threaten human nutrition, study says When carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches levels anticipated for the middle of this century, some staple crops that many of the world’s poorest people depend upon for sustenance will become less nutritious, new research suggests.  http://t.news.ca.msn.com/world/rising-co2-levels-threaten-human-nutrition-study-says-1

Warming Shifting Hurricane Impacts Away from Tropics Just what impact climate change will have on hurricanes has been a major area of study in recent decades, with the majority of the focus on what warming might do to the intensity and frequency of such storms. But a new study has revealed an overlooked trend: tropical cyclone activity is shifting away from the tropics and toward the poles.   http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-may-shift-hurricane-impacts-17437

Canada's Plummet From Environmental Grace  "Canada must give children a say in environmental policy." http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/capt-trevor-greene/canada-environmental-record_b_5299560.html

Rock snot's not an invasive species, but reaction to environmental change: study  It's earned the stomach churning yet accurate nickname "rock snot" and it's clogging river bottoms from coast to coast. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/rock-snots-not-invasive-species-sign-changing-environment-120011786.html
 


 

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