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Eating for a Healthy Planet
Omnivore, Vegetarian or Vegan – a panel discussion and a dinner What does it take to lower our environmental impact when our meals are concerned? Our panel will present their solutions and the motivations behind their choices. There will be plenty of time for discussion, as always. -> Alex Bell has been a vegetarian for over 30 years. Alex's choice to become a vegetarian was influenced by his work in community and international development as well as his living and working abroad. Much of Alex's energy today is focused on community development in relation to employment especially for people with barriers to employment. He also started the Coquitlam Community Diversity Fund with the Coquitlam Foundation to help support social and/or economic integration initiatives of any community diversity group that requires help. -> Elaine Willis is a teacher, a community activist, a business woman, an environmentalist, a techie and an advocate for people with disabilities. She has a passion for community and she strives to make the world a better place behind the scenes in as many collaborative efforts as she can including GreenDrinks. An admirer of trees, dogs and other magnificent works of nature, she also can be moved to tears by art, music and sincerity. She is an omnivore, who under today’s classifications is a flexitarian or minimal meat eater. -> Dr. Amy Anne Lubik, recently elected to the City of Port Moody Council, holds a PhD in cancer research, and was the recipient of the prestigious US Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Trainee Award. She is largely a vegetarian who occasionally eats some sustainable fish (pescatarian). Her previous work focused on how hormonal interactions systemically and between cells locally impacts cancer growth; however, during her research she began to see need to focus on prevention of cancer, health promotion, and health equity. Her current interest is in the social and environmental determinants of health, with an emphasis on cancer and knowledge translation. As a lover of animals and nature, she became involved in environmental advocacy when the pipelines began to threaten the Great Bear Rainforest, and is now a local organizer for Leadnow, advocating for democratic, economic, and climate justice. She is a gourmet cook who is passionate about community and movement building to empower the public toward a more equitable and healthy democracy. -> Melissa Chaun has been a vegan-wannabe for just over three years. On a journey now embracing 80-85% plant-based meals, she is encouraged to be experiencing "progress," despite her Cantonese and English-farming roots (read: lots of strange animal parts). Professionally as an ecologist, and spiritually as a Christian, she believes she's on the right path to practicing what she preaches! In recent years, Melissa has been writing the Living Green column for the Tri-City News, in which she's enjoyed stretching her comfort zone to inspire herself and her readers to raise the bar in all the complex areas that make-up our urban lifestyles - from our 'foodprint' to what's fair to wear, to everything we use to clean and beautify ourselves, our homes and our possessions, to active commuting, our digital footprint, light pollution and anything in between. **************** Hungry for more ? ****************** Our gracious hosts at Gallery Bistro have put up meals reflecting the different diets: - Vegan : Indian chickpea veg stew - Vegetarian: Tomato and mushroom pasta in cream sauce - Omnivore: Eastern European Farmers sausage bowl (potatoes, cabbage, onions, sausage and sour cream) You will need to book their meal in advance, by Mon. Nov. 19, by calling[masked] or emailing [masked]. Please also let them know of food sensitivities, if any. Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE and RSVP.

Gallery Bistro

2411 Clarke St. · Port Moody, BC

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    What we're about

    Tri-City Greendrinks - Canada, BC. Tri-City (tri-cities) refers to an area encompassing the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and the villages of Belcarra and Anmore.

    We meet monthly (currently on the third Thursday of each month) at various locations throughout the Tri-Cities, usually a local restaurant and of late we have settled in at Gallery Bistro on Clarke Street in Port Moody (a great fit with gracious and like-minded hosts).

    Greendrinks is sponsored by the Tricity Green Council (http://www.tricitygreencouncil.com) (TGC).

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    Come talk with like-minded people, socialize and discuss anything green.

    Tri-City Greendrinks brings together like-minded people, guest speakers to spark conversation. We have a great venue, great atmosphere and include food and drink to enhance our social atmosphere. Mingling and making new connections is a must, and we always take few minutes to update each other as to what is going on in the community in respect to sustainable or environmental issues.

    People that frequent our monthly Greendrinks come from various backgrounds and vary in age. This diversity is our strength. At any given time you will encounter curious neighbours, environmental activists, raw foodists, local politicians, entrepreneurs, and many others passionate about nature preservation, the outdoors and healthy living. Topics related to urban living and sustainability have drawn record crowds.

    Many of us have created long lasting connections and friendships via these monthly meetings. We would love it if you'd stop by and make our Greendrinks all the more interesting.

    Green Drinks is a worldwide movement. http://www.greendrinks.org Close to us there are groups in New West, Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria.

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    IMPORTANT: In an effort to be respectful to all our members and promote healthy living, we have designated Tricity Greendrinks a SCENT-FREE ZONE. What does this mean?

    Many of the chemicals we use on our bodies and in our homes have added fragrance. Scents have become very culturally invasive in the form of perfume, cologne, and aftershave, as well as additives to shampoos, hairspray, soaps, candles, air fresheners, and other products. (In the ingredients list they may show up as parfum, perfume, or fragrance) People who wear them may not realize how strong they are, that they spread, and that they hang in the air for a long time. Moreover, they stick to hair, skin and clothing, and are difficult to remove. Up to 30% of the population demonstrates increased sensitivity to these products with reactions as serious as loss of consciousness or even death. For more information please visit http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/sc... (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/?gclid=CPrF7p_V2MQCFUaVfgodVrUA9A)

    Thank you.

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