We have been busy organizing for change last year, working in partnership with many of the committed and inspiring community groups in our city. Our work has included organizing public events and meetings that address: just transitions for oil sector workers, car sharing, electric cars, green burials, new roles for Canada Post, police accountability, trade policy, community health, and electoral reform and alternative voting systems!Read more
Making a website for your organization can be easy— but knowing where to start is hard! In the past couple of years, the options for "website platforms" — the software to build a website with — have multiplied. It can be bewildering to a new person: should you use Wordpress? Squarespace? Shopify? or something else? What about collecting donations for your organization, recruiting volunteers, selling swag online, or learning more about and reaching your supporters?Read more
According to Global Footprint Network, August 8th was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity had used up its natural resources budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature. I have been an environmental activist for the past 10 years and my activism has led me to the understanding that this is the most important issue facing us on the planet. I now speak wherever and whenever I can on the importance of looking after earth, our only home... and the only one that I know of with chocolate!Read more
We're pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Kevin Mitchell will be gracing The Stand Centre with a wonderful show on August 8! Accompanying Kevin’s music will be a show of ART Photo Posters on the Boreal Forest – a Boreal Series by John Murray and Don Kossick – and also short video clips on the need to protect and preserve the Boreal Forest.
Tickets are $10 at the door at The Stand!
RSVP on the Facebook event! More info after the "Read More."Read more
We are pleased to have a new board member, Liz James, who will be helping us out on fundraising and events.
Over the summer months, Liz will be organizing a number of weekly events (sneak preview – Activist Kids Reading Corner! We’ve got lots of inspiring kids books just waiting to be read to your children!). Send an email to Liz to get in the loop about the exciting things planned, or to offer ideas.
We will also be starting a special promotion every Tuesday morning. From 9am – Noon, please come down to The Stand for free fair trade, organic coffee and enjoy free co-working space! Have a cup while you work, or even just read a book. We’d love to see you!Read more