GTEC Neighbourhood Environmental Education Program
A series of evening workshops about key environment issues such as electric vehicles, package-less grocery shopping, saving seeds and active transportation hosted by the Green Technology Education Centre (GTEC).
Kits House – 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver
Date & Time
Oct 2, 7 – 9pm | Emotive BC
Oct 16, 7 – 9pm | Environmental Youth Alliance
Oct 23, 7 – 9pm | Saltspring Island Seeds
Oct 30, 7 – 9pm | HUB Cycling
Nov 6, 7 – 9pm | Nada Grocery
Nov 13, 7 – 9pm | SPEC
Nov 18, 7 – 9pm | Crisis and Hope Town Hall
Nov 20, 7 – 9pm | Salish Sea Eco-retreats
Nov 27, 7 – 9pm | Sustainability and Ethics
First come, First serve (max 25 participants)
October 2 | Emotive, BC.
Catch up with the wonderful world of electric vehicles, one of the most powerful ways to reduce carbon emissions. Learn about the province’s Clean Energy Vehicle program, how to find charging stations and what the future of EVs will look like.
October 16 | Environmental Youth Alliance
Find out about EYA’s current exciting programs and how you can empower marginalized youth. The Environmental Youth Alliance is a non-profit charity that cultivates transformative nature experiences for children and youth in urban environments to foster community connectedness, build ecological leadership skills, and enhance their well-being.
October 23 | Saltspring Island Seeds
Meet Dan Jason from Saltspring Island Seeds. Dan will share his exciting work in saving heirloom seeds and exporting seeds worldwide. Find out what kinds of plants take up the most carbon emissions. This is Dan’s 32nd year of promoting a safe, sustainable and local agriculture.
October 30 | HUB Cycling
HUB Cycling is a non-profit organization that has spent the last 21 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver. Advocate and board representative, Jeff Leigh and will tell the story of the many ways HUB Cycling is working to make cycling better through education, action and events. Learn also about HUB events that are designed for you to participate in, and how our local cycling network is being improved for comfort and safety.
November 6 | Nada Grocery
Nada’s goal is to empower shoppers (like you!) to decrease food waste and unnecessary packaging, making your food experience more enjoyable and less wasteful. Learn how the Nada store makes it easy to shop and buy as little or as much as you need with zero packaging. Zero plastic!
November 18 | Crisis and Hope Town Hall
With Environmental Activist, Tom Heatherington, GTEC Board Chair, Arden Henley and Special Guests. Let us know your thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis.
November 20 | Salish Sea Eco-retreats
Rediscover the wilderness. Scott and his Salish Sea Eco-retreats partner, Tara Souch offer annual eco-retreats for wilderness guides and interested professionals. He is the author of four books of poetry and has, in the past, edited two poetry magazines, “Raven” and “Circular Causation”. A retired member of the B.C. Teacher’s Federation, Scott has taught at all levels of public education from grade two to post-Secondary.
November 27 | Sustainability and Ethics
Hear how a red-necked Alberta boy became a leading expert on sustainability collaborating with like-minded folk on evolving capitalism to the next level. Dr. Mark Pezarro is a natural capitalist, sustainability professor & yoga teacher. Mark will tell his story and introduce City University of Canada’s exciting BA in Management (BAM).