08 Jun

CCRC Radio/Podcast: VIEWPOINTS episode 2

There are many other ways to see, to speak and to know. Hosted by Byron Flekke with First Nations and Indigenous guests from around the world, VIEWPOINTS episode two will explore Indigenous perspectives on climate. 

Is infinite growth on a finite planet possible? How do we get involved beyond the blue box in dealing with climate change? There is technology that is helping and there is work going on that you might not be aware of.

Come to Indigenous perspectives on climate on June 24th and learn how traditional knowledge is impacting the climate crisis on our one and only home. You will be joining guests from across Canada, from Finland and Peru who will let you in on the environmental work they are doing. The thoughts may change the way you get involved in leaving the campsite better than you found it for future generations. Comments and questions can be sent to info@ruralcreativity.ca


Indigenous peoples are vital to, and active in, the many ecosystems that inhabit their lands and territories and help enhance the resilience of these ecosystems. Indigenous peoples interpret and react to the impacts of climate change drawing on traditional knowledge to find solutions.

UN report on Climate

VIEWPOINTS on INDIGENOUS perspectives on CLIMATE
June 24th @ 8pm-9:30pm ET
Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91441322243

31 May

CCRC adopts a kilometer of the G2G!

The CCRC has adopted 1 KM on the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail. It is in part thanks to the folks at the amazing G2G for their co-producing of the Rural Talks to Rural 2020 conference with us. If you can get out onto this magnificent piece of social and environmentally friendly architecture that takes you into the heart of farm country, the kilometre that we have adopted is at KM 52-53 (from Goderich). The plaque will read ‘adopted by the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity’ – send us a photo if you do pass by and we’ll post it on our website.


Congratulations to everybody – this project is such a wonder, and to be connected to this remarkable community initiative is an honour. For more information on the G2G and the folks responsible please read below.

“G2G Rail Trail Experience is all about connection. Connection between yourself and others, people and nature, cyclists and hikers, rural and urban settings, beach and buildings. G2G Rail Trail Inc is sustained by an enthusiastic volunteer base that is motivated to provide a sustainable inclusive multi-use trail. All efforts on the trail are funded by private donations and by government grants. With that in mind, the trail is free for everyone to use but can only continue to be maintained by donations. As little of a donation as $5 will add you to our e-mail communications and keep you in touch with all things G2G Rail Trail!” (G2G Website)

For more information visit: http://g2grailtrail.com/

13 May

CCRC Radio/Podcast: VIEWPOINTS

Episode 1: EVERY SNOWFLAKE IN AN AVALANCHE PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY.’ FASHION and its connection to the CLIMATE CRISIS.

VIEWPOINTS

VIEWPOINTS on the CCRC Radio/Podcast offers unique perspectives on contemporary and global issues. Each session brings people together from different worlds to offer their stories, their experiences, their questions and their gathered insights, on a specific topic. Engaging, provocative, informative, and entertaining, VIEWPOINTS is as much about listening as it is about offering.

The first VIEWPOINTS podcast is about the Fashion Industry and is moderated by Yuddha Maharaj and produced by the CANADIAN CENTRE FOR RURAL CREATIVITY. The episode is called EVERY SNOWFLAKE IN AN AVALANCHE PLEADS ‘NOT GUILTY.’

You will be a part of a conversation that looks at how we got to where we are at, and where we go from here. From the historic, to the contemporary, from the ethics of fashion, to how you can make a difference, this interactive session will have you meeting informed guests from different parts of the world. Nigerian writer Ben Okri said: Change your story and you might very well change your life.

Come to VIEWPOINTS and listen to some unique stories that might have you thinking about changing your own story when it comes to your relationship with your clothes. Comments and questions can be sent to info@ruralcreativity.ca

VIEWPOINTS on FASHION and its connection to the CLIMATE CRISIS
May 27th @ 8pm-9:30pm ET
Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92396503366