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AVTTS March 15 2023 – Regular Meeting 6PM Char’s (no Zoom)

Please Renew your memberships! 🙂

Please use the PayPal link on the webpage here or bring $20 (minimum :)) to the meeting.

Regular Meeting

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at patransitions@googlegroups.com or during the meeting.

We will no longer be providing a Zoom for our Regular meetings. Please do come and join us in person!

Time: (The Third Wednesday) March 15, 2023 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <=1hr

March 15, 2023 – Regular Meeting

  1. Territorial Acnknowledgent – 6PM
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Sub Group/Committee Reports
    • Education and Networking – Dan
    • Alternate OCP – Leo
    • Cycle Alberni – John
    • Ocean Friendly – Jim/Gail
    • Dry Creek Estuary – Chris
  6. Financials
  7. Affiliated Group Reports
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Food Security Society
    • Waterwatch Coalition
  8. Other Fun Stuff

Financials

Aggregate: $6,975.12

AVTTS: $1,227.86

Cycle Alberni: $3,761.13

Alberni Climate Action: $1,986.13

ACA Report

ACA sent in a request for a Transportation Study toward a Transportation Master Plan, to be included in this years’ budget.  ACA emailed  Rob Dickinson, Director of City Engineering. Rob’s request for finances to do such a study was not included in the ask to Council due to budget constraints. Rob is currently gathering data so that the city is ready to go when finances become available.Councillor Dame made a motion on Jan. 9, 2023, for staff to report on the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) toward engaging with MNAI on creating a Natural Assets Roadmap for the City of Port Alberni.  Correspondence with Roy Brooke of MNAI indicated 4 spaces remaining in this cohort. ACA requested a fast track on the report to council process. ACA is waiting to hear back from Councillor Dame on the report and its results.Feb. 15 Old Growth Rally:  One member from ACA was able to attend.  The rally was peaceful and well attended, despite weather conditions.  Banners and works of art included species endangered due to old growth destruction. First Nations representatives led with traditional song and dance.  Judith Sayers spoke.For interested folks:  There is a multimedia Climate Change art exhibit upcoming at The Grove, entitled “How Does Climate Change Make You Feel?”  John Mayba initiated this and more submissions are needed.  The deadline for submissions is March 18. For more info:  Google “The Grove.”Next Meeting:  ACA is planning a group meeting to discuss future steps.  Anyone interested is asked to please email Gail:  gailpmorton@gmail.com

AVTTS February 15 2023 – Regular Meeting 6PM Char’s

Please Renew your memberships! 🙂

Please use the PayPal link on the webpage here or bring $20 (minimum :)) to the meeting.

Regular Meeting

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at patransitions@googlegroups.com or during the meeting.

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s Landing.com

Time: Feburary 15, 2023 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <=1hr

February 15, 2023 – Regular Meeting

  1. Territorial Acnknowledgent – 6PM
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Sub Group Reports
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Security Group
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Ocean Friendly
    • Dry Creek Estuary
  6. Financials
  7. Affiliated Group Reports
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Waterwatch Coalition – Winding Down
  8. Other Fun Stuff

Financials:

Aggregate:  $6,892.12

AVTTS: $1,285.61

Cycle Alberni: $3,761.13

Alberni Climate Action: $1,845.38

Education Report:

Synergia MOOC in full swing, no fees, sign up through Synergia Institute. A whole mess of Transitioners in Kamloops are participating as well as others of many descriptions from all over the world (956 participants at last count. Module 2 about to start, Land and Resources

Meanwhile, for your viewing pleasure:

For your reading pleasure:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/going-home-with-wendell-berry?utm_brand=tny&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=facebook&mbid=social_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1kY0vkSCUqVPjMnhrkoI4NgZKIiSHDJg_c_WAboMwrMIaX5epB655Q4iE

ACA Report:

      NATURAL ASSETS/CITY OF PORT ALBERNI:

  • Council should be commended for recently directing City staff to report back to them on the most recent Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI).  There are 4/40 places remaining for this year’s cohort and so I have requested a fast-tracking of the process here in Port Alberni.  It is a light lift for the city, at $500 to attend and relatively few hours of work, resulting in a Natural Assets Roadmap which could enable the city to save infrastructure funds in the future with climate change.

       GREEN DRINKS:  BRAINSTORMING CLIMATE/ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

  • The great suggestion, at last month’s AVTTS meeting, to brainstorm on climate issues, such as housing in Port Alberni has resulted, thanks to Jim and Charlene, in Green Drinks being set up on a once per month basis at Char’s Landing.  The next Green Drinks discussion is set for Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at Char’s Landing.  This is a great opportunity to discuss concerns and solutions to climate/environmental, just transition issues in a friendly atmosphere.  Charlene has kindly agreed to reserve the last Tuesday of each month for us.

        STUDENTS FOR CHANGE:

  • Students for Change attended the online Climate Caucus Summit along with a representative from ACA.  We hope to receive feedback from their experience.

        OLD GROWTH RALLY/VICTORIA:

  • Reminder of the Old Growth Rally on Feb. 25 in Victoria, meeting at Centennial Square at 12:00 pm. and walking to the Legislature for the rally which is from 1:30 to 3:30.  Thanks to John Mayba for organizing an EV cavalcade.  Please contact John if you wish to join.

Minutes from January 2023 meeting.

Char’s Video!

Minutes of February 15, 2023 Meeting

AVTTS Minutes 2023 02 15

Introductions: Gail, Leo, Étienne, Stephanie, Desirée, Rob, Gail gone by the zoom

Upcoming:  Climate Connect in Nanaimo Mar 7& 8

Mar 4 pruning workshop details to follow

Feb 25 Old Growth Rally in Victoria

Coldest Night also Feb 25

Food Security

ACA Grow Your Own, beans and quinoa, biodynamic

Family Literacy event Feb 4 Soup Packs

Seedy Saturday Feb 11

Anna Lewis coming on board, and is likely to be the outreach for AVFSSS

No report from Cycle Alberni?

John Met with Rob Dickinson, finish this year with suggested intersection modifications, roundabout @ Beaver Creek andRiver Road, $700k for streets/bike infrastructure.

Estuary: meeting and tour with Dickinson at King Tides, measuring water levels. More discussion as OCP progresses.

Read financials.

ACA Report (posted to site)

Leo queried about provincial money grants from surplus.

Just Transition

Reactivating active transportation plan.

Adjournment

Banning Zoom (at least for the foreseeable future)

Conversations about (CCPA) Alternate Federal Budget, and the possibility of doing something similar for the City with an eye to getting the idea of the Just Transition out there for discussion and eventual action. Several hands went up to signify interest.