Category: Non-Profit – Tags: Sooke, Transition Town, Climate Change, Reskilling, Electoral Reform, Food Security, Zero Waste, Permaculture, Smart Growth, Regional Sustainability Strategy, Transportation,
The Sooke Transition Town Society, founded in 2009 and officially recognized by the Transition Network a year later, is a local group of residents committed to working in collaboration with existing groups and the District of Sooke to make our town a more resilient and sustainable community. As with all Transition initiatives worldwide, our overarching goal is to anticipate and react practically and locally to the challenges of climate change, peak oil, and global economic instability and inequity. Our core team meets monthly and oversees three working groups: Zero Waste Sooke, Permaculture Sooke and Bike Sooke. We’re also the fiscal host for Wild Wise Sooke.
Following our first public gathering at the T’Sou-ke Nation’s solar facility on the summer solstice in 2010, we’ve presented three Open Space forums (focused on the local economy, waste management and broad-based community issues in general); a series of reskilling workshops, speaker presentations and film nights (including This Changes Everything, The Clean-Bin Project and In Transition 2.0); and an annual community picnic. We spearheaded Sooke’s 2014 “no more tankers” plebiscite, co-presented a 2015 federal all-candidates debate on climate change, and hosted a Fair Vote Canada info night on electoral reform. We recently presented Sooke’s first Ecohome Tour and maintain a regular presence on Facebook, Twitter and at District of Sooke municipal meetings.