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"Safe Behind the Blue Door"

Make sure you click on the link below to check out the intro to "Blue Door" on the CEED Centres website! (Article written by Calvin and Christian, thanks guys!)

http://www.ceedcentre.com/ceed-exchange/safe-behind-the-blue-door

Added by Teesha Sharma on June 29, 2015 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Earth Day: HUB's Cycle Recycle



HUB Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows is getting ready for the fourth year of our Cycle Recycle. We collect donated bikes as well as bikes from the Recycle Depot. We'll clean them up and do some minor repairs before giving them away through a draw at the Earth Day event on April 18. 

If you have any used…

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Added by Jackie Chow on March 15, 2015 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

Development proposals for highrises in downtown Maple Ridge; file # 2013-019-RZ

A development proposal for an 18-storey tower is on the agenda for the upcoming Public Hearing on December 9, 6 pm.

This is for one of 4 towers in the pipeline for the Brown/Edge/Dewdney area, and in another 5 years or so from now a developer is expected to move ahead with 5 more towers between Brown and Dewdney, west of 224th.

These highrises will have a major impact on density in the town core, as well as on our road system, since most people still rely on their cars quite a…

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Added by Jackie Chow on December 5, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Municipal election 2014 / Vote to Bike

HUB Cycling has just published the responses to the two-question questionnaire sent out to candidates across Metro Vancouver.

The first question was specific to each community:



In the case of Maple Ridge:

"Do you agree that it's absolutely critical that we start to apply the principles of Smart Growth not only in the Town Core, but within the urban boundary, so that we can build a healthier, more sustainable community where people are…

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Added by Jackie Chow on November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions for Artist-In-Residence Program

The deadline for the recent Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows’ Artist in Residence Call to submit proposals for two studio residencies – Osprey Village Retail Storefront, Pitt Meadows (two years) and Fern Crescent Residence, Maple Ridge (three years) has been extended to MAY 21. The opportunity is open to all Canadian artistic teams and collectives in all disciplines including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, poets, choreographers, theatre artists, video,…

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Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 7, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

My Health My Community Survey

Fraser Health is looking for survey participants for a study to learn how lifestyles, environment, neighbourhood characteristics and daily interactions affect our health over time. The survey is online and doesn't take much time. The more participants the survey gets, the better the statistics that influence decisions based on those statistics. https://www.myhealthmycommunity.org/survey

Added by Jennifer Zickerman on May 6, 2014 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Introduction and landuse opportunity

Hello,

My name is Keith. I live in Vancouver but I joined GETI just over a year ago because my family owns property in Maple Ridge so I was interested in learning about sustainability initiatives taking place in the area and making some connections.

Our acreage in east Maple Ridge is currently vacant and under-utilized. I would like for the land to become productive, ideally with permaculture principles in mind, with the goal of contributing to local food security.  As I am…

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Added by Keith Jones on March 24, 2014 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Cycle Recycle at Earth Day

If anyone has any old, unused bikes taking up space in the garage, HUB is having its annual "Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw" at Earth Day (April 26). HUB tunes and tidies up the bikes and then gives them away via a free draw. Contact Jackie Chow for more info.

Added by Jennifer Zickerman on March 19, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

GETIFest 2014 - Suggest a Slogan!

We're busy planning for GETIFest 2014, which will be on Saturday September 20 at the Memorial Peace Park. Our theme this year is "imagining the future of our community".

Not very catchy, is it? Help us come up with something better. Current slogan ideas:

  • Imagine Community
  • Vision of our Community
  • Future Community
  • Community 2040

If you like one of these ideas, or have a better idea, please say so in the comments.

Added by Jennifer Zickerman on March 18, 2014 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Help wanted for Bike Tune-up Workshop

Our Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows HUB committee is planning a Spring Bike Tune-up Workshop and is looking for people who feel they have some skills to share. If you know how to fix a flat, adjust/fix brakes, change brake pads, lube and do other minor bike repairs and would like to teach others, we’d love to hear from you! Date still to be determined, but most likely at the Haney Farmers Market on a Saturday this Spring. If you can help, please send me an e-mail at jchow23708@yahoo.ca, or…

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Added by Jackie Chow on January 30, 2014 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Help wanted for Bike Tune-up Workshop

Our Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows HUB committee is planning a Spring Bike Tune-up Workshop and is looking for people who feel they have some skills to share. If you know how to fix a flat, adjust/fix brakes, change brake pads, lube and do other minor bike repairs and would like to teach others, we’d love to hear from you! Date still to be determined, but most likely at the Haney Farmers Market on a Saturday this Spring. E-mail me at jchow23708@yahoo.ca, or pass on this message if you know…

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Added by Jackie Chow on January 30, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Minutes from the January 2014 AGM

Annual General Meeting, 7th January, 2014…

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Added by Jennifer Zickerman on January 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Rob Hopkins Letters from America

Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement, is currently on a tour across the US. He's writing blog posts about the cities he visits and their Transition Towns. It's a very interesting look at what other groups are up to.

Added by Jennifer Zickerman on October 11, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Municipality considering software to improve direct communication with communities

I've written a post on the Neighbourhood Champions website about the municipality's plans to implement software that will improve citizens' ability to be informed about municipal activities and discuss local issues with municipal representatives and other citizens. Feel free to take a look at the…

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Added by Jennifer Zickerman on October 11, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

Introduction

Hello,

My name is Emily and I am a recent graduate. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction from SFU with a major in Communications, a minor in Sociology, and a certificate in Liberal Arts. I am currently pursuing the certificate for Decision Making for Climate Change through UBC. As I would like to get into environmental consultation professionally, I look forward to participating in GETI initiatives in the near future. 

Emily

Added by Emily G on September 6, 2013 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Maple Ridge Transportation Plan Update

For those of you who didn't have a chance to attend the public input session of the Maple Ridge Transportation Plan Update last week, May 22, the display boards can now be viewed on-line.

For more information, please visit our local HUB blog …

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Added by Jackie Chow on May 27, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The cost of sprawl - 1 acre lots outside urban boundary in Maple Ridge

I was very brave yesterday and spoke at a public meeting (reading from a piece of paper, that is...) about a development application of 91 one-acre lots 5 kms outside the urban boundary in Maple Ridge, serviced by city water. We can't afford to subsidize these kinds of developments, and it's also not exactly an exemplary model for a sustainable community. Read my blog post here

This…

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Added by Jackie Chow on May 22, 2013 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

Solar thermal activity

Well, this year is shaping up to be a stellar solar year (pun intended). One client installed 5 new Fafco pool heating panels in April and has already been swimming in 84° F water at the beginning of May. We were all a little astounded at how quickly his pool temperature came up using solar and WITHOUT TURNING ON HIS GAS HEATER. Note: The owner uses a pool cover, not shown in the picture below, when the pool is not in use.

There are two more clients waiting to put solar pool…

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Added by Paul Sim on May 10, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

Transition Canada Digital Meeting

A member of the Ottawa transition group is running a project that seeks to facilitate conversation among Canada's Transition groups. In the first stage of this project, a spokesperson from each Transition group is asked to post "…

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Added by Jennifer Zickerman on March 12, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

GETIFest 2013 Coordinators - we need volunteers!

Planning is underway for GETIFest 2013, the annual Golden Ear's Transition Initiative Festival. Last year we had hundreds of participants and thousands of visitors. Similar to last year, the festival (on September 21) will take place in conjunction with the Haney Farmers Market. Our theme this year is "Youth in the Community." The festival will feature the Village Square (GETI action groups, local community organizations and businesses), the Artisan Village (where local artists and artisan…

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Added by Jennifer Zickerman on March 12, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Solar Panel Buyer's Club

GETI is looking for people to join a steering committee that will set up a local solar panel buyer's club. The GETI Solar Panel Buyer's Club will work with suppliers and installers to get wholesale pricing and gather members who will share in the club's benefits.

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