The Bike Fixtation Public Work Stand is a repair stand built for the needs of the urban landscape. Like all Bike Fixtation products, the Public Work Stand is built to withstand the elements and misuse. Aircraft cable is used to permanently tether eight common bicycle tools to help riders get to their destination. Thick walled DOM tubing is powder coated to ensure this stand will be looking great for years. The Public Work Stand’s unique I-beam construction prevents bicycles from being locked to it. An instructional label quickly indicates what the Public Work Stand is for and how to hang your bike from it.
For more details on the fixtation product line check out: http://bikefixtation.com/
And look out for upcoming workshops and events for cycling in and around Nanaimo!
present: Chris, Jesse, Leah, Megan, Vlad, Alex, Emily
- Signing Authority
We established consensus agreement for Jesse Alexander to become an executive member and signing authority. He will be added to our signing authority list or replace Chris LoScerbo, if needed.
Chris will submit this documentation to Chris Bergen at Stu-U.
- Spring Semester at a glance:
2-6th (first week) – Kick-Off planning (Jesse overseeing event planning and Megan helping)
5th – first meeting of semester: general – present “Spring Semester at a glance” to all members, Intro to new website and Kick-Off prep, Celebration – Skill Share ideas, presentation of “Solutions Coordination Reference Guide”; other
10th & 11th – Kick-Off (Recruitment) tabling just outside Upper Caf (Jesse will book tables etc.)
12th - second meeting: focus groups (Food Symposium event planning – Celia and Leah; Celebration – Skill Share ideas; Community Garden)
14-15th – Celebration at Deep Bay: http://viudeepbay.com/; http://www.viu.ca/deepbay/ Skill-share, site and bldg tour, big screen movie and sleepover! (Chris overseeing events planning)
19th – third meeting: general
26th – fourth meeting: Mentoring Workshop, ACER event Feb 21 Solutions 45min workshop – interest? Focus groups (Food Symposium event planning – Celia and Leah; Community Garden; Recycling/Compost Pilot Project from Jaylene and other Tour and Rec students)
February: *Piggy-Back Food Symposium Event!
2nd – fifth meeting: Speaker: Josie Osborne from Tofino Botanical Gardens: http://www.tbgf.org/gardens/
with short general meeting to follow!
9th – sixth meeting: focus groups (Community Garden; Recycling/Compost Pilot Project from Jaylene and other Tour and Rec students; Food Purchasing Policy, other)
16th – 19th – Sustainability Campuses Conference: Vancouver Field Trip!!!! http://sustainablesfu.org/scc2012/
20th-24th <<Reading Break>>
TBA – Field Trip to Alderlea Farm and OUR Ecovillage (Leah organizing)TBA – Speaker: __________
2nd – eighth meeting: focus groups (Community Garden; Recycling/Compost Pilot Project from Jaylene and other Tour and Rec students; Food Purchasing Policy, other)
5th-17th Go Beyond – 2012 Teach In - http://go-beyond.ca/changes?utm_source=Default+Newsletter&utm_campaign=52b369ed40-December_Newsletter12_21_2011&utm_medium=email
9th – ninth meeting: general
16th – tenth meeting: focus groups (Community Garden; Recycling/Compost Pilot Project from Jaylene and other Tour and Rec students; Food Purchasing Policy, other)
23rd – second last meeting:
30th – last meeting:
TBA – ?Speaker: __________?
TBA – End of semester Celebration Field Trip: Tofino Botanical Gardens
5th – Last day of classes
6th – No meeting – Study Break!
23rd – Last day of Exams!
- connect with Jawn about regular bike mechanic workshops (and tool kit promo)
- connect with Worldbridger about films for us to host – add dates to “at a glance”
- Interest to connect with CHLY (and Changes show) about Radio opporunities?
- Interest to connect with the Nav about regular column?
Time keeper: Megan
Note taker: Chris
Snack Provider: Elle
1. Energizer: cup game – Yeah Megan leading!!!
2. Check in: Something awesome you’re doing over winter beak
Jesse: a lot of snowboarding and partying in Quesnell
Megan: back to Alberta for the holiday and a drive to Grand Prairie
Elle: go to Van to visit with freinds and enjoy the reunion!
Alexandro: Back to Duncan, hanging with friends and putting insulation in my cabin!
Chris: Seeing family in Calgary for early celebrations and then back to Nanaimo – love it (gingerbread, clear frosh/frozen landscape, slushy walks)!
Dana: Climb Mt Benson!!!
3. Next week’s meeting: Exec meeting to prepare for next semester – agreed a minimum of 3 people showing up and them having make an outline plan to present at the first meeting of spring semester and Solutions meetings would have that plan to work from throughout the spring.
4. Next Semester Meetings: Elle will compile the doodle decision and book rooms for all of next semester.
5. Cherry Point Celebration: after 11am on Sat – Chris will book it and email those interested – please email firstname.lastname@example.org! 5 people confirmed!
6. Question: Aside from political and social issues, Is there enough nitrogen and space available in our world to produce food for our current (and growing) population without industrial agricultural practises.
AMAZING question!!! and we had a great discussion.
7. Upcoming Events/Community Reminders:
Rights and Democracy Club Local food Bake Sale tomorrow (Thursday) 11am – 3pm
Sustainability Seafood paid position this Spring Semester – apply!!!
ACER meeting on Friday 11:30am ICR (above Jump’n Java)
8. Focus Groups:
Bike Tool Kit – Chris
- Booklet presented: Went over what needed to still be done – assigned tasks for over the break
Garden Spring Prep – Alex
- This weekend plant bulbs, dedicate/expand garden area for culinary use (winter greens, bulbs etc.)
- Next semesters coordinator position shared between 3+ people.
- Leaf bagging party at 3pm in the garden
Next Semester recruitment tactics – Jesse
- brain storming next semester
- table and Q&A in the first few weeks
9. Wrap Up – Good luck on finishing up our semester everyone!
Published: November 26, 2011 6:00 AM
For three Vancouver Island University students, encouraging more people to eat locally produced foods begins on campus.
Celia White, Jesse Alexander and Leah Chesterman hope to encourage more local and sustainable purchasing practices at the university.
They have funding from two national organizations, Meal Exchange and Sierra Youth Coalition, to start a campus food strategy group. The university is one of five campuses across Canada chosen for the funding.
When an institution as big as VIU starts buying from local farmers, it encourages these farmers to grow more food to meet this demand, said White.
It also raises awareness in the community about the benefits of eating local, sustainable food, she added, as opposed to food mass produced by large industrial companies using unsustainable methods, and highlights food security issues – much of the food consumed on Vancouver Island is produced elsewhere.
“Eating locally doesn’t just affect our community, it minimizes the harm elsewhere in the world,” said White.
As co-facilitators of VIU’s food strategy group, the students are charged with bringing together a broad range of stakeholders involved in the food system on campus and initiating discussions and connections that help make local food choices more accessible for students.
“There’s no mandatory participation from anyone on campus,” said Chesterman. “The more local we can get the better.”
She envisions using land at the G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre as an organic vegetable garden, employing students and providing food to the cafeteria, and an institutional mandate that a certain percentage of foods on campus must be acquired locally.
“I think it’s going to be incremental,” said Chesterman.
About a dozen student groups, programs and departments on campus have already agreed to participate in meetings organized by the students, said White, as well as a community group – Nanaimo Foodshare.
White, Chesterman and Alexander are paid to spend about 10 hours a week on the project and given a $600 budget for expenses incurred by the group over the next two years.
Chesterman said the first step is meeting with as many groups as possible and determining how much food on the campus is already produced locally, then the group will look at where different departments and groups can work together to expand this.
Having that discussion at a post-secondary institution is vital, added Alexander, because young educated minds will become society’s future leaders and policy makers.