Briefs and Reports
Our groups and team members organized or participated in more than 100 events over the past year. We represented the Transition movement at the Montreal World Social Forum, hosted potluck dinners with conferences by leaders in Transition, permaculture, and urban gardening, organized skillshares and workshops, always open to exploring avenues that can enrich our community and improve quality of life.
We experimented with a pop-up café over several weeks and began a series of themed conferences under the title Nature in the City. We held swaps and garage sales, continued with our popular film and discussion evenings, strengthened existing partnerships and created new ones.
Our Incredible Edibles project is a favorite with the media and has often been featured on newscasts and in newspaper articles. To try to get more exposure for our other activities during our membership drive, we sent several press releases and notices promoting the Pop-Up Cafés, the Nature in the City conference series as well as the film and discussion evening featuring Professor Norman Cornett. The strategy yielded some results, with Westmount Mag publishing two of our releases (launch of the Pop-Up Cafés & support of the Climate Café Good Friday Walk) and radio and television also responding. Our own Sonya Girard was interviewed twice on Global News Morning, and CKUT McGill featured an interview with Norman Cornett prior to the February film and discussion event.