Green Drop-in and Green Storming

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The Heritage Grill

447 Columbia St

New Westminster, British Columbia V8S 1J2

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Make New Green Friends and Promote your Green Ideas

Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - after the BC Green Convention closes

The Green Drop-in and Green Storming event after the 2017 BC Green Convention in Sidney worked so well, we want to have another after the close of the 2019 convention in New West.

All Greens Welcome

This event is being sponsored and promoted by volunteers in the Federal Green party in Vancouver, Burnaby, and New West. Greens from all levels and throughout BC are welcome. There is no cost and everyone is invited.

We especially want to invite all Greens from outside the Lower Mainland. If you've taken the trouble and expense to attend the BC Green Convention, you deserve to take a few extra hours to meet your friends in the Lower Mainland.

Some of the Topics

Bring your own topics. Here are some that we'll discuss and there'll be lots of time to discuss other ideas.

  • Green Drop-in in the Lower Mainland - how to start your own drop-ins
  • Green Calendar Notes - how to create this email calendar for your own geographic area
  • Better Practices for Greens - real strategies for finding candidates, campaigning, using the GVote database management system
  • Voter Values sticker station (see the photo above)
  • Voter Values reminder postcards
  • Weekend web drop-ins for GVote

How Green Storming Works

Sometimes, when new Greens get together, it's difficult to give everyone a chance to speak. That's the beauty of Green Storming

After we welcome everyone and get a chance to place our order for a snack & drinks, we'll talk about the topics above. Around 2:00 pm, we will begin Green Storming.

Anyone who has a topic to discuss or a question to ask, signs in on the speakers' easel along with their topic. Each person is invited to speak for up to two minutes. If they finish before the two minutes are up, the next speaker begins. This continues until the last speaker has spoken.

If the speaker has more to say, or if others make comments, the original speaker can sign up for another position on the speakers' easel and they will speak in their turn.

Organization will help. If it seems to be a little confusing with separate topics intermixing, keep notes on what you want to say about your own topic(s) and the other topics. That makes it easier to follow along.

To help speakers keep to their time limit, we show coloured cards. When you get to red, it's time to sit down.

  • green - 30 seconds left (1:30 used)
  • yellow - 15 seconds left (1:45 used)
  • red - no time left (2:00 used)

If you already have some topics that you'll want to discuss, enter them now as you register on this invitation and we will preload the speakers' list for you. Here are some pre-registration Green Storming topics:

  • 5G wireless micro-cells
  • Zero emission ferries for BC
  • Synthetic Turf and Green Party Values

Getting There

If you're coming from the Convention at the Anvil Centre, just walk three blocks east. The Heritage Grill is on the northwest corner. If you're coming or going by skytrain, the Columbia station is just a bit north & east.

Thank You for Supporting your Green Parties

Let's have some fun.

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The Heritage Grill

447 Columbia St

New Westminster, British Columbia V8S 1J2

Canada

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