August 8, 2012 was interesting and inspiring beyond words… at times up to 50 Islanders from Galiano, Gabriola, Pender, Mayne and Saltspring, gathering on the shores of Montague Harbour (Galiano), to share information and discuss cooperation on key sustainability and local resilience issues. This included economic relocalization, renewable energy, alternative transportation, community arts and spirit, and much more.
See the great picture below from Henny Schnare, of the people still keen to keep talking by the end of the day (which we did at an inter-island potluck that followed). Big thanks to the Island Futures Boat Network for organizing this event (with funding from Vancity and others). We also thank all our Skippers, including Peter Binner and Robb Zuk who sailed over some of the 10 Penderites (plus kids) who participated. Stay tuned for more inter-island cooperative developments, to help create a brighter future for all our communities!