Is modern civilization sustainable? A ndew ElderCollege Saturday morning lecture series, entitled “No Time for Complacency” aims to foster understanding about changes to the environment that are leading to an ecological dilemma. (Stock photo)

Is modern civilization sustainable? A ndew ElderCollege Saturday morning lecture series, entitled “No Time for Complacency” aims to foster understanding about changes to the environment that are leading to an ecological dilemma. (Stock photo)

Comox Valley ElderCollege lecture series tackles the environment

The Comox Valley ElderCollege is ready to begin the 2020 winter session with a timely focus on the changes happening in nature.

The Saturday morning lecture series, entitled “No Time for Complacency” aims to foster understanding about changes to the environment that are leading to an ecological dilemma and to explore positive actions that can be taken to mitigate the challenges that we and future generations face.

Experts from various disciplines will share their insights and knowledge about what has played, and what may yet play a role in decisions to be made in our world and in the Comox Valley.

Action will be required from all generations, but especially the young one, which has the most at stake. Appropriately, the final lecture in the series will offer a debate involving a youth environmental action group, comprising local high school students.

The lecture series will run Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 8 – March 8.

While the lecture series promises to be stimulating and thought-provoking, a wide range of courses is also offered, varying in length from a single lecture to six weeks. Look for the current newsletter on our website: eldercollegecv@nic.bc.ca. Printed copies can also be picked up at libraries, senior and recreational centres, legions, Royston Convenience Store, Black Creek Store and Cumberland Dodge City Cycle.

A public information forum will be held on Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre where instructors will give a brief overview of the courses. Registration begins the week of Jan. 20-24.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Karilyn, right, with her older sister, Sabrina. Both siblings are members of the YANA family, after being helped by the community organization on separate occasions. Photo supplied
Siblings both members of the YANA family

Comox Valley non-profit helped Geiger family on separate occasions

A second-floor balcony continues to smoulder after a fire extinguisher was used to get a small balcony fire under control at the Washington Inn Apartments. Brian Hayward, who lives on the third floor, was alerted to the fire by the smell of smoke wafting into his apartment. Photo by Brian Hayward.
Courtenay firefighters respond to balcony fire at Washington Inn Apartments

Firefighters were called out to the Washington Inn Apartments Sunday, April 17,… Continue reading

RCMP forensics investigators scour the site north of Highland School in Comox, where multiple people were stabbed during a party Saturday night, April 16. Photo by Terry Farrell
UPDATED: Multiple stabbings at Comox bush party

Three youths hospitalized after an assault near Highland Secondary

Cumberland is surrounded by trees — and logging. Its council is supporting a call to stop old-growth logging in vulnerable areas of the province such as Fairy Creek. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland backs request to save B.C.’s old-growth forests

The Comox Youth Climate Council is asking local governments to take stand

Danita Bilozaze and her daughter Dani in Comox. Photo by Karen McKinnon
Valley woman makes historic name change for truth and reconciliation

First in Canada to be issued new passport under the TRC Calls to Action

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The following is a list of restaurants offering take-out and patio dining. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
List of Comox Valley restaurants offering take-out, patio dining options

Restaurants in the Comox Valley continue to adapt to government-imposed restrictions in… Continue reading

Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Styrofoam done as a takeout option on Island’s Pacific Rim

Tofino and Ucluelet ban polystyrene take-out containers

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

RCMP dog bit man during traffic stop on Friday, April 17

This photo shows crews battling the fire at 7987 Galbraith Cres. that caused extensive damage and displaced six residents early Sunday morning. (Central Saanich Fire/Department Twitter)
Six fortunate to escape terrifying early-morning fire in Greater Victoria

Damage to the duplex extensive with one resident said to be ‘catatonic’ after escaping building

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Wildfire fanned by winds near Merritt prompts evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service says the suspected human-caused blaze was fanned by winds

The Rogers logo is photographed in Toronto on Monday, September 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Rogers investigating after wireless customers complain of widespread outage

According to Down Detector, problems are being reported in most major Canadian cities

Most Read