Environmental and Social Action Projects

Current Projects:

• book fair for donations to Kamloops Regional Correctional Center library
• Supporting the democratic process – alerts about Oct 20 civic election candidate profiles & forums
• Information to fellowship on 2018 referendum on electoral reform Oct 22 – Nov 30
• Christmas Amalgamated – families gather to help pack Christmas hampers (annual)

*Winter Warmup Project – donations of socks, scarves, mittens & toques to Kamloops Food Bank

*donations to Spero House to support individuals seeking safe and affordable housing

Past Projects:

• Observed justice in action – visits to family, criminal and first nations courts

• Participated in Climate Action Rally
• Prepared bimonthly hampers for a family in need
• Refugee fund-raising drive
• Alerted fellowship to civic election forums and on-line candidate profiles & surveys
• Christmas Amalgamated – families gather to help pack Christmas hampers (annual)
• Lizzy’s Closet – donations of clothing and personal care items to Elizabeth Fry Society
• Warm up Winter Project – collect scarves, hats, and gloves for the homeless
• Nepal Recovery Fund – collected donations for USC Canada’s relief program in Nepal.
• Established and administers the Thompson Environmental Network website
• Three Farm Tour – a day-long tour of 3 local organic farms
• Donations to Oxfam Unwrapped – a gift program that helps people living in poverty gain greater levels of self-sufficiency and control over their lives and the future of their communities.
Mineral Tenure Act Resolution
Climate Fast Resolution Website
• Suds ‘n Socks Project – collect personal care items for the homeless
• Organized groups to attend public tours of proposed Ajax mine site and Highland Valley Copper mine to help educate residents about Ajax mine issues.
•   Northern Gateway & Kinder Morgan Pipeline Resolution and Supporting Document
• Quilt-Making for Haitian Orphanage
• Heifer International – collect money to buy animals to support villages (10 years)
Great Green Transportation Tuneup
• Packing hampers at Kamloops Food Bank
• Power Up to Power Down – 2011 energy conservation challenge
Challenge Checklist
• Energy Conservation Challenge
• Meatless Monday Challenge
• Pit Stop – providing meals for homeless people in association with other community churches (8 years)
• RAFT – refugee resettlement community group (8 years)
• Home Water Conservation Challenge
• Climate Change Rally
• Climate Change Candlelight Vigil
• Adopt-a-Road litter cleanup (6 years)
• Bluebird nest box project (6 years)
• Ponderosa Pine seedling distribution project