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Gross Domestic Product vs Gross National Happiness

Great post today at Shareable.net: “At UN Happiness Summit, A Coal Pile in the Ballroom” Here’s a quote: Here are some of the many examples of how economic growth policies directly destroy the essentials of happiness. Economic growth turns social reciprocity and gift relationships (two components of GNH) into paid services. It converts pristine ecosystems […]

April 15, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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The iFixit Self-Repair Manifesto:

March 16, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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Take the Vital Signs Survey – Make Your Voice Heard!

How does Powell River measure up?  We need your opinion! Take Powell River’s Vital Signs Community Survey and make your views and ideas known. Powell River’s “Vital Signs®” reports on the vitality of our community by measuring the quality of life and identifying trends in 12 key areas from many official and trusted data sources.  […]

July 23, 2011 · TTPR · One Comment
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Robert Bateman on the potential for oil spill disaster on the BC Coast

Great video from Robert Bateman on the possible results of an oil spill here on the BC coast…

March 25, 2011 · TTPR · No Comments
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About Us and How to Get Involved

We are sad to announce that Transition Town Powell River is now closed. Thank you to everyone who supported us and participated in activities and events over the years since 2009. Best wishes to all the local groups working on building community resilience. TTPR’s assets are being donated to local groups. If anyone wants to […]

February 22, 2011 · TTPR · No Comments
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10/10/10 work party: meatless potluck!

Oct 10, 2010 is a global day of action where people are doing projects to make a real difference in their community’s CO2 emissions. You can find out more about what’s happening all over the world at http://www.350.org/. The idea is to show our “leaders” that we’re prepared to take action and get to work […]

October 4, 2010 · TTPR · 2 Comments
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Bike to Work Week comes to Powell River

For the first time, Powell River is an official Bike to Work Week community! Transition Town Powell River is helping the Powell River Cycling Association get the show on the road. For more information, check out the Powell River section at the Bike to Work Week site: Bike to Work Week Powell River

May 22, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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350.org Action Slideshow

Inspiring slideshow from 350.org including the 10/10/10 Work Party. Of course, we’re not waiting till then to take action, but we’ll be doing something on that day for sure. 350.org PowerPoint Slideshow View more presentations or Upload your own.

March 21, 2010 · TTPR · No Comments
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Training for Transition comes to Powell River

Please join us for a workshop on Training for Transition hosted by Transition Town Powell River exploring lessons and approaches to strengthen community resilience Friday 9th April 6:30 pm – 9 pm Saturday 10th April 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Unitarian Hall, 6828 Cranberry St, Powell River Training for Transition Workshop This two day workshop […]

March 19, 2010 · TTPR · One Comment
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Invitation to Rebuilding Regional Resilience: a Roundtable

Transition Town Powell River and Vancouver Island University… …invite everyone working in areas related to sustainability, climate change response, reducing carbon emissions, resource conservation, resilience-building, rebuilding skills for self-reliance, economic re-localisation, etc. and covering topics like food, transportation, housing, energy and more… …to join us at VIU on Thursday, Feb 25th at 6:30 pm for: […]

February 15, 2010 · Kevin · No Comments
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