Hope you’re all enjoying the Wonderful Winter Weather! And congrats -the semester’s almost over!
ESSENCE is finished! And has been sent to the Publishers! It will arrive
at UVic on Nov 25th, so pick up a copy to read!
Thanks again to our advertisers:
-The Capital Regional District
-Hemp & Company
-For Good Measure
During the next meeting there will be an opportunity to purchase “Wild
Holiday Gifts” from the Land Conservancy. For more information please
visit: www.TLC4BC.ca. These gifts will also be for sale at a TLC booth in the SUB on Tuesday Nov. 30.
Remember to check out the ESSA website. We have an event calendar updated Weekly and you can view ESSENCE online: http://web.uvic.ca/~essa/
For more information or to get involved join our ESSA meetings on Tuesdays from 4:30-6pm in the SSM building, ES Common Room B247.
And now, onto the goods:
> Hatha Yoga class
> The Restoration of Natural Systems – Program News
> The Redfish School of Change – Aviva Support
~UVic Food Matters!
~SAVE OUR WILD SALMON!!
~Uvic-Sustainability News and Events
~HAT – Help us save Mary Lake
~100,000 STRONG FOR ANCIENT FORESTS
~Notes from the Field is back
~Sierra Club BC Manager of Individual Giving Posting
~Science and Health Expo- Nov 25 and 26
~Email your MP to address Climate Change
~Mosqoy Holiday Textile Fair Volunteers needed
~SLUGS Workshop: Herbs for Health and Healing: Potluck + Clothing Swap
~Development and Peace Events: Bottled Water Free Campus
~VASA Art Auction
~Check out LeadNow
>>Yoga in the SUB
Come and join our FREE community spirited Hatha Yoga classes
Hatha Yoga focuses on connecting the mind, body and breath through a series of physical poses (Asanas). These poses help calm the mind,
increase flexibility and develop strength. Each class includes Asana or
posture sequences, Pranayama or breath work and end with Shavasana, a pose to encourage deep relaxation. All classes are created to accommodate the needs of the individual students by modifying classical yoga poses to be accessible to many bodies.
Class Times and Locations: Following Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pmin the Student Union Building: November 25th in Vertigo December 2nd in the Upper Lounge(Vertigo is a large room beside Felicita’s pub)
For all classes please come early to set up and wear comfortable clothing so that you can easily breathe and move. A number of mats and towels will be provided, but we ask that you bring your own if possible.
Yoga classes are taught by Sara Fralin a Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor.
For more information visit www.gaiayoga.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>The Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program at the University of Victoria is excited to announce a new volunteer network that will connect local restoration projects and environmental groups to those interested in volunteering or learning more about the restoration work going on in their community.
One of the main goals of this volunteer network is to build capacity with local environmental organizations and to help provide the human resources they need to successfully design and implement their restoration projects.
Being part of this new volunteer network will provide many benefits
• Information about current restoration projects and opportunities to get involved
• Contact information for local organizations and restoration projects
• Meetings and fun events
• Much, much more!
The volunteer network welcomes all organizations or projects undergoing restoration work that are interested in connecting with volunteers to send their information, including contact info to our email: email@example.com.
If you are interested in being added onto the volunteer email list and
connecting with the wonderful restoration projects in and around
Victoria, or if you would like more information please send an email to
Thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon!
Your volunteer coordinator, Amanda Evans
>>The Redfish School of Change is an idea you can vote for through the Aviva Community Fund. If we get enough votes, we may get selected for funding of $25,000 – $100,000.
Here’s how you can help:
Step 1) Register with Aviva Community Fund – easy! (and required in order to vote)
Step 2) Vote for Redfish – You can cast all 10 of your votes at any time within each of the rounds, but you can only vote for each idea once per day. So keep the URL and go back each day to vote for Redfish!
Go to http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf9440 to vote, and learn
more about this funding opportunity.
Voting just started today and this round goes until November 26th.
Thanks so much for your votes!!
Director, Redfish School of Change
>>UVic Food Matters!
The Office of Community Based Research, in partnership with the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability, UVSP and the Environmental Studies Department is hosting an event called ‘Food Matters’ on December 2 from 3:00-6:00pm – the poster is attached. There will be some speakers, student presentations, a DJ and most importantly – some FREE tasty treats!
>>Save our Wild Salmon!
Help TLC win $160,000 to purchase and protect vital sockeye salmon
habitat for our Horsefly River Expansion Project. Vote everyday at
>>[Uvic-sustainability] News and Events
>United Way Book Sale & Silent Auction
Nov 30th to Dec 2nd, 9 AM to 5 PM, SUB, Michele Pujol Room
Donate your used books, CDs and DVD’s to raise money for the United Way. For information or to donate, contact Jean Macgregor
or call 250-472-4977.
>Screening of documentary “Water on the Table”
Nov 26th, 5 PM, Cinecenta, Admission $4
Presented by Development and Peace UVic, a new documentary on the
globalization and privatization of water resources featuring water-warrior Maude Barlow. Part of a campaign week on water issues on campus. See
for more info.
>goBEYOND Regional Summit
Nov 27th, 10 AM to 4 PM, Royal Roads University
Networking and workshops with other students doing environmental work on campuses in the region. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info.
>> HAT – Help us save Mary Lake – 1 square meter at a time
HAT is supporting the Highlands Stewardship Foundation’s campaign to
purchase the 107 acre Mary Lake parcel and turn it into a park that
will benefit the community forever.
The Mary Lake property is 107 acres of second growth Douglas-fir
forest, seasonal wetlands, creeks, and of course the 7 acre Lake
itself. The property connects Gowlland-Tod Park with Thetis Lake
Park, creating a wildlife and trail network that will benefit
ecosystems and outdoor enthusiasts for generations.
Discover the beauty of the Mary Lake property (1772 Millstream Road).
at an outdoor open house on Sunday, November 28th with guided tours
starting every 15 minutes from 11 am to 2 pm.
You can learn more and save your square meter today at -
>>100,000 STRONG FOR ANCIENT FORESTS
“SAVE OUR CLIMATE AND ANCIENT FORESTS!”
The ANCIENT FOREST ALLIANCE’s Special INFO NIGHT, CELEBRATION, and FUNDRAISER!
Please support the new organization in its crucial, formative first year!
See great speakers, have a drink, meet other supporters, and make a
donation if you can!
Elizabeth May, Ken Wu, TJ Watt, Adriane Carr, Jens Wieting, and other
TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010
Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St., VICTORIA, BC
7:00- 8:00 pm Presentations and Slideshows! (FREE)
8:00-9:00 pm Fundraiser, Drink, and Socialize! (Donations during the pledge auction…)
Confirm and invite others on Facebook at:
>>Notes from the Field is Back!
Notes from the Field is back on the scene. We will be rolling with
presentations more consistently starting in January. But we are very
fortunate to have two presenters before the holiday break.
Next week on Thursday November 25th we will be joined by Adjunct ES
Professor Hans Tammemagi for a provocative discussion of human population growth. The presentation will be at noon in SSM B255
The following week on Thursday December 2nd we will be joined by ES
graduate students Rick Kubian and Bob Gray who will be presenting on a bold landscape approach to ecological restoration in Kootenay National Park. This presentation will also be at noon in SSM B255.
>> Year of Science: Science and Health Expo
Nov 25 and 26 2010 visit: http://yearofsciencebc.ca/
>>Email your MP to Address Climate Change
E-mail the pre-written letter from the David Suzuki foundation to your MP and force our government to address climate change.
Conservative senators killed the Climate Change Accountability Act.
Tell MPs and the Prime Minister to respect democracy and heed the
will of Canadians: http://action.davidsuzuki.org/C-311
>>Mosqoy Textile Sale Volunteers Needed
Thursday, December 2nd 2-6 & Friday, December 3rd 11-4 in the ES Common Room. *** Looking for volunteers to help at the sale, and also looking for some bakers to donate some delectable goodies ***
All proceeds returns to the Sacred Valley of Peru! email: email@example.com if you can help out!
>>December SLUGS Workshop *Herbs for Health and Healing + Potluck + Clothing Swap!!*
What: Learn about the history and healing properties of herbs with Alix
Jopp. We will be making our own tea blends to take home, sharing dinner together, and swapping clothes!
When: Sunday December 5th, 4pm
Where: 2112 Oregon Ave. (main suite)
Who: SLUGS and Diggers
What to Bring: a cannister to take your tea home in – Alix can supply 1
litre mason jars for $1 each. Also, a potluck dish to share, and some
clothes ready for a new home if you have any.
Cost: by donation
Register: email Cali at firstname.lastname@example.org
>>Development and Peace Events: Bottled Water Free Campus
Development & Peace UVic is having a fall campaign week this week to raise campus awareness on water privatization, its effects on the Global South, and what we can do as Canadians to help.
One of the solutions is going back to the tap and creating bottle water free zones in our communities. This is an initiative that we would like to take to our campus. We will be inviting students to sign a pledge in
support of making UVic a Bottle Water Free Campus. Students will be *outside the entrance of the SUB* each day of the week with educational materials and the pledge itself.
To end the week we will be showing the recently released film, “Water on the Table” by Liz Marshall, featuring water-warrior and Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow. The viewing will be at *CINCENTA on Friday, November 26th at 5:00p.m. Admission is only $4*.
We are also looking for students who may be interested in helping hand out materials and getting signatures for the pledge at the table/tent. Students may email us at email@example.com to sign up for any times this week.
>>VASA Art Auction
VASA would like to invite you to our annual student art sale, “Illuminated!”. The event will take place on December 3rd at 6:00 pm in
the Visual Arts Building.
Student works will be sold affordably by silent auction, and funds from
sales will be split between the Visual Arts Grad Catalogue and the
artists. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up unique Christmas gifts that support a good cause, and have a good time! Everyone is welcome to attend.
Here is a link to the facebook group: Auction Facebook Event
>>Check out LeadNow
New organization called LeadNow being launched in response to the need for political change in Canada.
Keep it up everyone! This is the final crunch at the end of the semester
Your ESSA Crew; Julia X2, Sara, & Adam.