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SocialCoast || Defend The Coast: Magical Energy Tour


Sunday, 2 December 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

SocialCoast || Defend The Coast: Magical Energy Tour

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Seat On The Action Bus Sold Out Ended $20.00 $1.30
One Seat on the Action Bus Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.13

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Event Details

The people at SocialCoast along with the majority of British Columbians do not want more pipelines and tankers coming to the coast! The challenge ahead of us is to consider alternatives to the lifestyles, energy demands, and social mechanisms of our current society.


Through protest and petition, people have showed their passionate opposition to pipelines coming from the tar sands and fracking projects in northern BC, as well as other extractive, non-renewable and non-consensual industry. Our transition towards a progressive society is an exciting adventure, and there is a vast array of visions for a future that does not include pipelines, tankers, and industry that threatens the land, the coast, and our communities.


On Sunday, Dec.2, the SocialCoast Community Action Bus is heading out on a waste-bio-diesel powered adventure to meet some of the local change makers who have a vision to share and have taken steps towards making solutions a reality.




Trip Details


First stop: Colwood Fire Station’s Solar Hot Water System. Representatives from the fire station will take us on a tour of their buildings solar hot water system and explain how it fits into their communities “Solar Colwood” program.


Second Stop: Solar Car Station and Bakery (and tasty hot lunch). Royal Bay Bakery owner David Grove has installed a solar panel system on his roof, from which he has powered his 100% electric vehicle all year long. He will show us his electric charging station, the panels on the bakery’s roof, and cook us up some solar powered soup, hot cider and baked goods.


Third Stop: Eco Sense. This will be a very exciting stop. Ann and Gord Baird have built one of the most progressive homes in BC. They will take us on a tour of their cob home and show us their living roof, rain water harvesting system, grey water irrigation and off the grid chicken coop! If you need to relieve yourself during the tour, don’t worry, you can do so in their composting toilets :)


Fourth Stop: Victoria Stone Soup at Odd Fellows Hall.  A large component of localizing our energy infrastructure is a transition towards local food.  This is why we will wrap up the trip by heading to a local farm to pick up some produce, and for those interested, will put our veggies in a community soup pot at the Odd Fellows Hall. This Victoria Stone Soup dinner has been organized by Belonging Victoria, and they have a great night of entertainment lined up!


How to buy Tickets

Cost for the tour: $30 (Includes a solar powered lunch, and $5 goes towards maintenance of the bus)

Tickets available here


Cost for the Victoria Stone Soup: Sliding scale from $10-45

Tickets available here



Pick up locations and times:

Sunday, Dec.2

9:30am  from Cinecenta parking lot at UVIC 

9:50am  from the Capital Iron parking lot (leaving at 10:00am sharp, don’t miss the bus!)


Drop off location and times:

4:45 at UVIC Cinecenta parking lot at UVIC

5:00 pm at Capital Iron parking lot

5:15 pm at Odd Fellows Hall downtown (join us for dinner!!)



Have questions about SocialCoast || Defend The Coast: Magical Energy Tour? Contact SocialCoast



SocialCoast is a direct action organization that facilitates collaboration amongst the environmental, labour, and social justice movements around Victoria B.C. for the purpose of progressive community building.

We do this by focusing on events, outreach, and partnerships in the community, SocialCoast promotes the work of other organizations and individuals, facilitates collaboration amongst various stakeholders in the community, and creates opportunities for people to take tangible and direct actions for positive change.

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