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Nancy Kang
Apr 20, 2022
In Opportunities
Hi Everyone, Last minute notice but there's an Earth Day event offering free streaming access to Jennifer Abbott's 2020 film "The Magnitude of All Things" for free until midnight on April 22. The film focuses on the psychological impact of climate change as manifested in grief, anxiety, emotional paralysis, and other negative affects. If you wish, you can attend their free live virtual climate grief circle on Thursday, April 21 (1 pm PT). Here's the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/earth-day-guidance-to-climate-grief-resilience-tickets-307093865017. The sponsoring organization (Story Money Impact) sends you the streaming link after registration. You don't have to attend the grief event to access the film. If you are a UBC affiliate and have access to the library resources, you can watch the film via your CWL and go to the National Film Board database to stream it at your leisure. Here's the trailer again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIVYm31gK5A. Happy Earth Day! :)
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Nancy Kang
Mar 22, 2022
In Opportunities
Hi Everyone, I saw an ad on the #4 bus today for a city project called the Vancouver Plan. The copy reads, "How can we make Vancouver more liveable and sustainable" and then lays out three target areas: 1) More Equitable Housing and Neighborhoods; 2) An Economy that Works for All; 3) Climate Protection and Restored Ecosystems." The public is then invited to "Sign up to join upcoming public engagements" (incentivized with the rather modest offer to win a $50 gift card "from a local business"). The website is (https://vancouverplan.ca/). Notably, the venture invites partnership involvement (https://vancouverplan.ca/partners/) with the contact info. being (planningtogether@vancouver.ca). I emailed earlier this month with the suggestion that Cosphere try to get a story on the CBC National News under the segment "Our Changing Planet" (Thanks, Brooke, for the kind response!). In addition to that possibility, I wonder whether the Cosphere team (or just Cosphere forum members here) might also be interested in this Vancouver Plan? The third tenet on "climate protection and restored ecosystems" seems to correlate best with this project's mission and Dr. Chan's CRC project. Perhaps there is room for some direct municipal policy work if Cosphere is involved. I thought I would put this out there in case you are interested. To end on a light (sardonic?) note, here is a comic post from Facebook I noticed this evening. The message puts us humans in our place (rightfully so) but at the same time, makes me a bit sad too. (Source: False Knees, 2018; accessed on Facebook 3/21/22).
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