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Hello Friends of the Earth and Climate Activists!
Here's some exciting events on Vancouver Island, 
an opportunity to contribute to Metro Vancouver's Climate 2050 Plan,
and some optimistic views on the possibility of making a better future!
If you haven't already, check out the upcoming Drawdown workshops
and other events listed on our BC Drawdown home page.

-- Your website team: Chris, Sandi, Jim, Jon
Dreaming of a Better Future!
 “There is hope in dreams, imagination, and the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.”
 -- Jonas Salk, discoverer of polio vaccine
Voted “Best of Fest”, the inspirational film 2040 is re-screening Tuesday Feb. 11 at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Comox.
2040 is an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today. 
This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.
See event details here, and the film’s trailer here.
Four public seminars in Chemainus
Contributors include John Scull of our Drawdown network, a presenter of Drawdown workshops in Comox, speaking on Drawdown on March 7. 
Also Guy Dauncey of Ladysmith, author and eco-futurist, who will discuss his "26-Week Transition Program for Canada". You can read that on Dauncey's Practical Utopian website, which is well worth exploring.
Also from Guy Dauncey:
OK Doomer! An optimistic response to the doom-and-gloom messages about climate change, In The Tyee.
The Seven Amazing Things We Can Achieve in This Century (if we put our minds to it) -- TEDx Vancouver 
Metro Vancouver Climate Action
Metro Vancouver is seeking input on opportunities for the deep emissions reductions necessary to achieve a carbon neutral region by 2050.
Give your feedback in an online survey, and attend the Sustainability Dialogue series of meetings beginning February 12.
Powering Paradise:
Our Drawdown Core Team member Chris sends this link from Hawaii -- How Hawaii Is Leaving Fossil Fuels and Forging a Path to a 100% Clean Energy Economy
 
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