[V8A] V8A Digest, Vol 12, Issue 1

Carrie Swiggum news at cjmp.ca
Fri Dec 9 12:09:51 CST 2016


Hi Janet - thanks for the info, will mention on the news show today

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>    1. Cool Homes Powell River project (Cynthia Barnes)
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> From: Cynthia Barnes <inspirationcouragevitality at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [V8A] Cool Homes Powell River project
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> If you could share this with your membership we would be most grateful.
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> Good day,
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> Climate Action Powell River Society (CAPR) invites you to join us in a
> program to reduce your household carbon footprint.  This program is called
> Cool Homes Powell River.
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> We have set a goal of finding 50 households willing to track their carbon
> emissions throughout 2017.
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> We  have 20 households signed up. Will you be the next? If you have friends
> and neighbours who may be interested,  please ask them to contact us; there
> is room for everybody.  Engaging in this program is a selfless and ethical
> voluntary act.
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>
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> In April, we hosted Guy Dauncey who presented an engaging visionary talk
> about the future given our participation and commitment to climate change
> initiatives. In November we hosted Tree Canada?s Frederik Vroom at which
> time we promoted the launch of our Cool Homes Powell River program. We are
> inspired by Cool Davis, Davis, California, a community a few years ahead of
> us. With its 70,000 population, 25% of households have joined up to reduce
> their footprints.
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>
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> The Cool Homes Powell River program is very simple. Each household will
> determine their carbon emissions and footprint by the end of December, and
> then as 2017 unravels, little changes to household habits will help to
> lower these emissions. By the end of 2017, calculations from all of the
> participants will be added up  to see how much our community carbon
> emissions have been reduced.
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> Climate Action Powell River will provide registration forms with
> instructions and website carbon calculators as well as regular updates and
> support as well. We also hope to organize  a few events bringing all the
> households together for support and celebration. Please know that we will
> keep your participation and data confidential. The beauty of this setup is
> you are not competing against other households; you are working within your
> own household to reduce carbon emissions.
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> Right now, you could start by pulling together your year's BC Hydro bills,
> and heating bills, by establishing the mileage you have put on your
> vehicle(s) in the past year, and by recalling the flights you may have
> taken.
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> Here are a few websites and organizations that will be of interest:
>
>    - 1 Million Women is an Australian organization that is trying to
>    encourage 1 million women worldwide to reduce their carbon footprints.
> More
>    information about 1 Million Women can be found on their website at
>    www.1millionwomen.com.au.
>    - Cool Davis, the township of Davis, California, is found at
>    www.cooldavis.org.
>    - Tree Canada's website is at www.treecanada.ca.
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>  (CAPR) 's mission is to engage and educate the community on how to reduce
> the risk of climate change both locally and globally. We are in the process
> of creating a website and will send you a link to that shortly. We are Jack
> Anderson, Cynthia Barnes, Michael and Penny Gelber, Yvon Ricard, and Janet
> Southcott.
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> We look forward to hearing from you if you wish to participate in Cool
> Homes
> Powell River. Once we know you are on board, we will be back in touch
> before the end of December to help you make your first calculation. In the
> meantime, please feel free to respond directly to coolhomes.pr at gmail.com
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> Thanks again,
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> Janet Southcott
>
> Director
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> Climate Action Powell River
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