GreenDrinks: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Heritage Grill: Live on newwest.tv

Clean energy strategies are successfully being put into place in many parts of the world. One of the most exciting examples of this transition to clean energy is that of the region of Samsø in Denmark. In 1997, Samsø won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community. Now, 100% of its electricity comes from wind power. During his visit last year, as Energy and Natural Resources Critic, Peter and his wife were informed by local residents that they were only the third and fourth Canadians to visit this area. Peter undertook this trip to Denmark and Germany, at his own expense, to examine green energy policies.

Please join us in person, or live at newwest.tv, to hear Peter Julian, Member of Parliament, Burnaby–New Westminster, talk about the Danish model, the Germany model, and how successful clean energy strategies can be great for the economy and the environment.

Join us in person or live on newwest.tv

Join us in person or live on newwest.tv

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NWEP Members’ Meetings: Food and Transportation & Energy

▪ Food and Transportation & ▪ Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and Update on Coal Facility

▪ Food and Transportation & ▪ Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and Update on Coal Facility

 

NWEP MEMBERS’ MEETING
▪ Food and Transportation: NWEP Presenting/Submitting to Council
- Monday, June 30, 2014:
- 6:30pm Meet-n-Greet
- Auditorium, Main Library

NWEP MEMBERS’ MEETING
▪ Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and Update on Coal Facility
- Wednesday, July 9, 2014
- 6:30pm Meet-n-Greet
- Auditorium, Main Library
- Guest Speaker: Mark Allison, Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability, City of New Westminster

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GreenDrinks: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Terminal Pub

—Dr. Kent Mullinix is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU. A long time farmer, agrologist, professor, and researcher, Kent brings over 40 years of experience and insight to food systems design.

—Sofia Fortin is the Stakeholder Relations Lead at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU. Over the last ten years she has worked in the Yukon and Vancouver bringing stakeholders together for conversations on the issues that affect our communities.

GreenDrinks New West

GreenDrinks New West

 

 

“We believe that sustainable food is at the heart of a sustainable society. Our project, the Southwest BC Bio-Regional Food System Design and Plan, will offer a vision and roadmap of prioritized actions and strategies that can be taken by farmers, entrepreneurs, consumers, governments, and Indigenous communities that clearly define the economic, environmental and community benefits of this potential and vision.”

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New Westminster Jane’s Walk 2014: Walking The Route That Could Inspire Our Transit Future!

Walking the Walk! Adding pedestrians to transit topics.

Walking the Walk! Adding pedestrians to transit topics.

Read about Vancouver’s Transportation History by Don Bellamy: “Restore the Power of Streetcars Now”

Enjoy the trip down memory lane with these two videos of B.C.’s electric railway on location in Vancouver.  Check out New Westminster

Check out these photos from the New Westminster Museum and Archives:
Streetcars and Interurban Cars Lined Up at Queen’s Park’s Entrance Gate
May Day Procession, 1896
View of May Day Parade on Columbia Street Looking East, 1912
Tram Track on Columbia Street, 1904

http://www.janeswalk.org/canada/new-westminster/walk-route-could-inspire-our-transit-future/
Join the Walk!

Did you know that New Westminster used to be part of the longest street car line in Canada? Walk this historic route with members of the NWEP  and GetOnBoard to hear how these streetcars shaped our community.

This walk will include short talks given by walk leaders, along with opportunities for people to share their streetcar memories and ideas.

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Start Time and Location: 11:00AM, 6th and 6th, New Westminster
Route Length: approx. 3.5km total, ending at Hyack Square, about 1.5 hrs., including time for talking.
Activity Level: First Section is a level walk past houses, about 1.5km to Queen’s Park for approx. 30 min., plus talking time at the park entrance—suitable for strollers, people with walking aids, and dogs on leashes. Second Section is downhill and along the sidewalk of Columbia Street, 45 min.

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