This is an invitation for our Pender community (and all communities) to come together and help create a brighter future… where we’re more sustainable, as well as locally resilient. And we’re more connected with each other, the land, and the rest of nature… living healthier, and with greater happiness and spirit!
Pender Community Transition (PCT) is a non-profit cooperative alliance, helping the North and South Pender Islands (in British Columbia, Canada) to reduce oil dependency, carbon emissions, and other damage to our Earth, and to transition with resilience through climate change, shrinking availability of cheap energy, global financial instability, and other resource challenges. You can see this handy PCT summary for a bit more background.
Key issues: PCT focuses on these 4 key issues for sustainability and local resilience: energy, food growing, economic relocalization, and community spirit (see more below). For example, our 3rd year projects for 2012-2013 included an Energy Action Day, a Poultry Workshop, an Innovation & Social Enterprise Event, and a “Nettlefest” Celebration.
New projects: Here are PCT’s 4th year projects - a Sustainable & Resilient Neighbourhoods Program and a Pender Island Hub (PIH) for Sustainability, Resilience, & Enterprise. If these or other PCT activities interest you, please email PCT Coordinator Zorah Staar, become a volunteer. donor, or partner, and/or come to our next events! (e.g. June 1, 2013 AGM and Fruit Tree Workshop).
Cooperation, Transition, Sustainability & Local Resilience: Pender Community Transition supports cooperation between all community members, groups, businesses, and local government. This is to help Pender ”transition” to greater sustainability and local resilience. Sustainability means caring for our Earth, its inhabitants, and its resources, in ways that can sustain future generations worldwide, and leave them the healthiest possible place to live and love. Local resilience means the capacity of a community to: handle disruptions or pressures; meet core needs from nearby sources; innovate, build skills, and adapt; and stay connected, healthy, and happy. All of this is about choosing how we respond to worldwide impacts like climate change, shrinking availability of cheap energy, global financial instability, and other resource challenges. The good news: much of what we need to do for sustainability also makes us more locally resilient, and vice versa.
This PCT website: is organized based on 8 key issues for community transition, with links to particular projects or community groups for each issue (see below), and posts in 8 categories as well (see right, with other menu pages above). We invite you to dive right in, and email us with any questions or feedback. Let’s co-create a brighter future!
|1. Energy, Emissions, & Waste||
|2. Food Growing & Community Farmland||
|3. Economic Relocalization & Justice||
|4. Community Spirit, Art, & Wellbeing||
|5. Conserving Biodiversity|
|6. Water Supply & Weather|
|7. Alternative Transportation|
|8. Eco-Friendly & Affordable Housing|
Our future is brighter when we come together with our biggest selves… building trust and cooperation, doing our part for the world, and choosing to make our communities more sustainable as well as locally resilient. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more, and for now have an inspiring peek at a group of PCT supporters and other islanders (below) who met on August 8, 2012, about cooperating to create a brighter future for all our island communities!