A celebration of trees: a GVAT Earth Week event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 pm—The Poetry and Song circle at the Church of Truth invites you to an evening of poems, songs, readings, photographs, paintings, and other artwork celebrating the major role that trees play in our lives. This event is part of the Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT) Tuesday for Trees campaign, to raise public awareness and pressure decision-makers regarding the importance of trees and forests in protecting us from climate change, and keeping BC beautiful and healthy. This Tuesday for Trees is an Earth Week event. As Congregation Emanu-El is a GVAT member, our congregants are welcome/encouraged to attend this event.

The program will include an update on the Tuesday for Trees campaign by a member of GVAT’s Climate Justice Action Research team (ART). There will be opportunities during the evening for audience members to dialogue with the presenters, and each other.

The evening will be on Zoom, and will run from 7 to 8.30 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. To get further information, and/or to register for the event and eventually receive the Zoom link, please contact  chrisbullock@shaw.ca.

Tu Bishvat at House of Commons

Everyday when the House of Commons is sitting, there is 15-minute period when any member who is not a minister is permitted to address the House for up to one minute on virtually any matter of local, provincial, national or international concern. On January 28, 2021, Victoria MP Laurel Collins delivered a statement marking the occurrence of Tu Bishvat. To view her presentation…