From the Bridge to a Cool Planet website http://www.bridgecoolplanet.ca/en/
Bridge to a Cool Planet is Vancouver’s Contribution to the International Day of Climate Action
(+1700 events, +130 countries!) Saturday October 24th, 2009
We support strong leadership in Copenhagen in Dec 2009
Canadians care - cut emissions NOW!
Here’s the plan:
It’s peace march meets car free day: a call for action and a celebration rolled into one!
meet Cambie Bridge NB
** Wear a costume, bring a banner or a parade float — help us create a spectacle.
100m Banner Drop on side of the bridge. Welcome everyone, head off for a parade down Pacific Bvd.
1 -5 pm:
Eco-Party @ Science World
** 350 Salsa Dancers (Michael Rosen | Cuban Salsa Teacher)
** Eco-Bhangra Performance (Raakhi Sinha | South Asian Arts)
** Vancouver’s top Bands & DJs (led by: Jason M!G!H!)
** Green Businesses and the finest Non-profits such as Oxfam, Wilderness committee
** Kids Activities (Puppet Shows, music, etc)
:: NEW :: Confirmed Bands
Hot Club of Mars
speakers and inspirational movies at Christ Church Cathedral.
Come prepared to send a message to Ottawa, and celebrate the power we have when we join together to take action!
MORE INFO at: http://www.BridgeCoolPlanet.ca
Green Leap Forward!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
7:30 pm to 10 pm
Green Leap Forward! poster designed by Lynn Chen
Cost: Free (limited seating)
This public multicultural and multimedia event will gather like-minded, socially progressive people, with the goal of raising the awareness of environmental issues in the Chinese Canadian, as well as other Asian Canadian communities… reflecting the diversity in our Metro region and of working towards becoming one of the “Greenest” cities/ regions.
* Exhibition of live Frogs and Reptiles;
* Presentation on current mass extinction of Frogs, and why it hurts people;
* Outdoor movie screenings:
-The Mailbox Blues (8 minutes) (Filmmaker in attendance for Q&A)
A lovely black & white film by Richmond filmmaker Tani Hansen about a tree frog living in her mailbox.
- Blue Symphony (90 minutes, to be confirmed)
This beautiful film by Japanese filmmaker Takahiro Mitsuyoshi is about Jacques Mayol, a most famous French diver and his relationship with nature and animals.