October 2022 Learning Events at The Working Centre

We are excited to host a variety of learning events this October focused on building sustainable, regenerative ways of life in response to the climate emergency. Events this month include:


I] “After the Alarm” Event

In 2019, local governments in Waterloo Region joined hundreds of cities around the world in declaring a climate emergency. But declaring an emergency is one thing. Acting like it’s an emergency is an entirely different matter. We invite you to join us for a panel discussion of local politicians who will explore the question: What are the signs that our cities & townships are acting like it’s the emergency they say it is? With municipal elections just around the corner, there has never been a better time to ask this question.

Thursday, October 13th, 2022 – 7-9pm. Queen St Common Cafe. In person & online event.

Space limited. RSVP by Oct 11th.

Event Link: https://www.theworkingcentre.org/event/23992

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/after-the-alarm-tickets-430630927697


II] “High Price of Materialism” Reading Group

Author Tim Kasser shows that people whose values centre on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy - regardless of age, income, or culture. Here's a little more about the book. We are receiving interest for this reading group until Wednesday, October 12th.


III] “Neighbourhood Power” - October GreenWalk

Our next walk will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 1pm in the Victoria Park Neighbourhood and will focus on energy at home and in our communities. We will meet at the REEP house (20 Mill St, Kitchener). This event is part of Green Walks - Waterloo Region and is co-sponsored by REEP & Waterloo Region Community Energy. Poster attached. Here is the eventbrite.


IV] Coping with Climate Change Workshop (new date)

Climate Change can be difficult to deal with: personally, emotionally, and existentially. This workshop engaged on all these levels in community. We explore four themes: Gratitude, Honouring our pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, & Going Forth. The next event will be Thursday, October 20th, 7pm at Queen St Commons. RSVP as space is limited.


V] “Anthropocene” Documentary

We have a new documentary that we are showing at Kitchener Public Library - Central Branch this month. On Monday, October 17th, 7pm we will be showing Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.  All are welcome.


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