Community • Resilience • Climate
Transforming to a just, sustainable society
Transition Sooke is a citizen-based, volunteer, public-interest group focused on co-creating a sustainable, resilient and secure community that meets the challenges of the climate emergency in the Sooke region.
For more information on Transition Sooke, visit here.
- Wednesday March 22 – Transition Sooke held its 2022 Annual General Meeting as a hybrid meeting (library in-person/online Zoom). Members passed the yearly financial report and approved the minutes for the 2021 AGM. Alan Dolan made a presentation on the highlights of 2022. Thanks were given to all the directors on the present Steering Committee. Four directors of the present committee were acclaimed — Lily Mah-Sen, Susan Belford, Jo Phillips, and Alan Dolan. One new Director was acclaimed — Paula Johanson.
- Saturday March 25 – Come visit Transition Sooke’s table at the annual “Seedy Saturday” event at the Sooke Community Hall, 10 am – 3 pm.
- Sunday March 26 – 10 am – 3:30 pm. Public Forum. The Time Is Now: Building Community Resilience Together. Sooke Community Hall. The forum gets underway at 10 am with a keynote address by Gord Baird, Highlands councillor, Chair of the CRD Regional Water Commission, farmer, and consultant on regenerative water and sewage systems. In the afternoon, there will be small group discussions on a broad range of topics including; tiny homes, zero waste, car sharing co-ops, climate anxiety and council advocacy. More information, contact Susan C: email@example.com.
- March 2023 newsletter: Transition Sooke hosts “The Time is Now: building a resilient community together”, a new series about water, Yarn Swap by Zero Waste Sooke and Transition Sooke attended the rally against Old-Growth logging. Read the newsletter here.
- February 2023 newsletter: Transition Sooke’s Strategic Plan Event Focuses on Building Relationships, more EV charging stations in Sooke, United for Old Growth rally and book review of Paulette Steeves’ The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere. Read the newsletter here.
- Archive of previous newsletters
Council Watchdog – Transition Sooke volunteers regularly attend all District of Sooke meetings and prepare short summaries that are available here.
- Climate Emergency – A range of actions to address climate change in the Sooke community
- Zero Waste Sooke – Citizen’s initiative to eliminate all forms of waste in the community
- Pesticide Education Group – Educating the community on pesticides and their alternatives
- Book Club – Informal, friendly and lively discussions about thoughtful books on contemporary issues