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Art Show and Info Night for the Powell River Dollar

On Tuesday evening the new Powell River Money Society (PRMS) held an Art Show and Info Night to display the draft bill designs for the Powell River Dollar and help everyone learn more about how the system will benefit the community. Rob, Sean and Kevin did a three-way presentation that covered lots of details from […]

May 30, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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Project Night results

On Wed Apr 11, TTPR held a “project night” public meeting at the CRC after the Kale Force potluck. About 17 people discussed 16 potential projects in short chunks. The notes from the discussions have been written up and placed in the Forum section of this site so that discussion can continue. A new Group […]

April 14, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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Fiber Days with Coast Mountain Academy – day 2

On the second day, the students wove their dyed skeins from the first day into cloth on looms pre-warped with back and drak blue yarn, and learned (or learned more about)knitting and crochet. Every student made a serious attempt at every activity and we really enjoyed their interest and energy. Such a great group to […]

February 24, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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Fiber days with Coast Mountain Academy – day 1

Back in December, Ryan Barfoot of Coast Mountain Academy (CMA) approached TTPR to see if we were interested in doing some hands-on sessions with the students on various self-reliance / sustainability topics. We said Yes, of course, and on Tuesday and Wednesday Feb 21 and 22 we held the first sessions – two afternoons of […]

February 24, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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Home Gown Feast a yummy success

On Saturday 15th October, TTPR held the second annual Home Grown Potluck Feast. About 30 people brought dishes made with home made, home grown and/or local foods to share, and we had a wonderful spread to choose from. Of particular note was the huge pan of roasted garlic cloves that Lisa and Mike of Windfall […]

October 17, 2011 · TTPR · No Comments
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Local Re-conomy Celebration a Success

Well, with six events over three days, it was a marathon, but we made it through! For those of you unable to make it, here’s what happened: Friday evening Meet & Greet We had two display tables for this, from Powell River Sustainability Stakeholders and Vancouver Island University (as well as our regular TTPR display), […]

September 26, 2011 · TTPR · No Comments
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Transportation Topic results from Vision Day

In the afternoon session of our Create a Vision day, we focused on four specific topics and answered three questions about each topic. Here’s what came out of the Transportation discussion: How will climate change, peak oil and economic instability affect this sector? Too expensive for gas powered vehicles Government carbon-neutral laws Ferries will run […]

October 27, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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Create a Vision Day – timeline pictures

On Sunday 24 October, 23 people came and went and helped to create a forty-foot long, post-carbon, post-fossil-fuel vision for Powell River. Here are a few pictures of the day, with people working on their contributions, and adding to the timeline, plus the whole timeline, in sequence from 2010 to 2030. Warning – the file you […]

October 27, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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Solar Food Dryer Workshop

On Wed 14th July we held a hands-on “Build Your Own Solar Food Dryer” workshop at the CRC here in Powell River. 10 teams or individuals built dryers out of cardboard, clear plastic and duct tape, and took them home to play with. Ours is out in the backyard drying cherries right now: it’s a […]

July 17, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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TTPR at Earth Day

The Earth Day celebration at Willingdon Beach on Sat 24th Apr was marked by wildly changeable weather (sunshine, high winds and heavy rain followed each other throughout the day) and lots of fun. TTPR used Wendy P’s big 20′ x 10′ canopy to create  a “hang your laundry” display, a vision board activity, and our […]

April 28, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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