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    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House)

    Take part in our monthly meeting to chat with members of SPEC's Energy & Transportation Committee and learn what projects we are working on . The meeting is free and visitors are welcome. 

    Exciting news! The November 21 meeting will be held at Electra Meccanica's shop on 102 East 1st Ave. 

    About Electra Meccanica: "United by a passion to develop affordable, leading edge electric vehicles, Electra Meccanica has produced the high performance, commuter friendly single seater SOLO electric vehicle. The Company is also developing the TOFINO, an elegant, high performance two seater electric roadster. Both vehicles are designed to deliver the ultimate driving experience."

    This is an incredible opportunity to tour Electra Meccanica's showroom and see these cutting edge electric cars in person. The tour will happen from 5:30-6pm, then the regular Energy Committee meeting will go from 6-7pm. 

    Hope to see you there!

    See what projects and programs the Energy and Transportation Committee runs. 


    Also: The Energy Committee is looking for leadership! If you are interested in becoming a Co-Chair, drop by the next meeting and introduce yourself, or check out the volunteer position description
    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver
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    On the fourth Tuesday of every month, join us to learn about SPEC's work in the community. This is usually a small meeting where we cover upcoming volunteer opportunities with SPEC and get the chance to get to know you better!

    If you are interested in getting involved, want to learn what volunteer opportunities exist and would like to meet like-minded people, come and share some time with us!

    If you are a current volunteer and would like to know more about other work we are doing, this is also the place for you!

    Date: Oct 23 from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

     Meet Robin, SPEC's Volunteer Coordinator, at the front entrance of Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver).

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
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    Come celebrate with SPEC! On December 6, join us for a night of mingling and planning as we look towards our 50th Birthday in 2019. 

    Date: Dec 6, doors at 6pm

    Location: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - Great Hall (2305 West 7th Ave)

    Register for FREE!

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • (PST)
    • 09 Jan 2019
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Location: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

    Time: 6:30pm – 8pm: The meetings are free and visitors are welcome.

    Schedule: The 2nd Wednesday of each month (with some exceptions).

    Please email zerowaste@spec.bc.ca if you have any questions.


    Updates for Nov 14th Meeting:

    Meeting location: Online via Google Hangouts

    Please visit https://hangouts.google.com/ for more information about the system. It's very easy.

    Meeting Linkhttps://hangouts.google.com/call/CWPnjpLD2TCpYK-gPCF0AEEE?no_rd

    Visit the above link at 6:30pm to join the meeting!

    Note: You can try the meeting link before the meeting time to ensure that you can access it. 

    You will be able to check your mic and camera and join the hangout even if no one is there.

    Meeting Agenda:

    1. Introductions and Acknowledgements
    2. Project Updates / Announcements
    3. Waste Committee ToolBox Discussion - Please check out the Google Doc to see the Living Project file. You all are welcome to view and comment on the file.
    4. Planning the Waste Committee Presentation for SPEC AGM on Dec 6
    5. Your agenda item here (please email daniel@masterrecyclervancouver.ca to add your agenda item)

    For this week's meeting, please review the Living Project file, make comments and think about the following:

    - Which solutions from the brainstorming page you like and that you might want to work on, you can comment on them as you wish

    - Additional solutions, ideas, and solution areas to add to the brainstorming page

    - Research documents, public initiative documents

    - Comments and feedback about the project idea and any feedback are welcome. You can share it during the meeting or in an email at any time to daniel@masterrecyclervancouver.ca



    Past Updates for October 10th Meeting:

    Hello Waste Committee!

    Exciting times are ahead as we take a new direction for the coming year. My name is Daniel, I sit on the Board of Directors with SPEC, and I will be co-leading the committee again (I led the committee back in 2015-2016). I also Co-Direct and Co-facilitate the Master Recycler Vancouver Program, and run a consulting company at the crossroads of waste management and behaviour change. I am excited to be working with the committee again in this capacity. 

    Please find the agenda below.

    Agenda:

    1. Introductions and Acknowledgements
    2. Project Updates
    3. New Committee Direction -  Creating Practical Solutions to Urban Waste Problems (See more below)
    4. Your agenda item here (please email daniel@masterrecyclervancouver.ca to add your agenda item)


    Project Proposal: Creating Practical Solutions to Urban Waste Problems

    SPEC’s Mission and Vision:
    Mission: To provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability.
    Vision: A healthy, just and vibrant urban life that enhances local and global eco-systems.

    Project Guiding Questions:
    Considering SPEC’s Mission, how could the committee provide practical solutions for urban sustainability? What problems are we providing solutions for? How will these solutions lead to a healthy, just and vibrant urban life?

    Scope of Work:

    6-10 practical solutions chosen by the committee. They could be created from scratch, or simply adapted from something already out there.

    To help answer these questions and help change our local community, we will work collaboratively and in small groups. The SPEC Waste Committee has been diligently working over the past number of years and I believe it has considerable knowledge. I am proposing to consolidate and document our knowledge, and embed them in practical solutions!

    Tentative Outline:

    October/November Meeting

    - Brainstorming and discussing what our practical solutions might be


    December Meeting

    - Project Planning

    2019 Meetings
    Creating our practical solutions for the community at large. This project would not be the sole work of the committee but would be the major focus for the next term of the Committee.

    Please come to the meeting ready to talk about this project and let’s make SPEC’s Mission and Vision a reality!

    Thanks,

    Daniel Rotman

    Co-Facilitator, Master Recycler Vancouver

    www.masterrecyclervancouver.ca

    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 14 May 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Meet with members of SPEC's Food & Environment Committee. The meeting is free and visitors are welcomed.

    Note: there will not be a meeting in December. Next meeting will be in January.

    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Schedule: The 2nd Monday or Tuesday (alternating) of each month.

    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location. 

    New? Meet Leadership Team members Art Bomke, Kate Menzies and Tara Moreau.

    To read about their passion for our environment, click on the link, or go to: Home>About us> Our People 

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