All posts tagged Sustainability

Envision the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

An interview with a city sustainability planner.read more

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Wikileak: Dalai Lama says climate change in Tibet more urgent than political solution. Why?

A Wikileak cable reveals that the Dalai Lama said help with climate change on the Tibetan plateau "cannot wait." What is happening in Tibet? And what role does

Water under the bridge: developments in 2010

In 2010, the City of Vancouver finally reversed the 1990s program of removing drinking water fountains. Permanent water fountains popped up and the City set up a number of temporary

Eleven effective habits for a greener 2011

Everyone's doing it: green is the new bottom line. Can being green become just another effective habit for you this year?

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Bee Vancity Top Picks Jan 6-10: Building Peace, Ana Sia, Just Dance and a great reason to take off your pants

Something here for everyone - from building peace to dancing all night to taking your pants off on the Skytrain.

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The world’s most precious resource

Water – we drink it, bathe in it, clean with it and use it to grow our food. But there is a huge gap between the public’s concern

Magical moments in Vancouver cycling in 2010

2010 was a watershed year for Vancouver cycling, as the city made giant strides towards sustainability. This is not just about cycling – this is about the future

The whole oil thing: young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future

At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.

Overheating Canada helps freeze Europe

Canada is an overheating hotspot in the midst of the hottest year and hottest November ever recorded. Our dramatic warming is helping bury Europe in a deep-freeze.

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Why district heating and building retrofits excite Vancouver’s Deputy City Manager

Sadhu Johnston, Vancouver's Deputy City Manager, spent hours as a kid sorting wood, pipe and other building materials in the recycling yard of the alternative community in which

Peter Mansbridge in town to support the Vancouver Food Bank

"When you hear the stories of people who have jobs and need the help of the food bank, you want to help", says Peter Mansbridge.

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The Green Mama’s Guide to Greening Christmas (and any other Winter Holiday)

The Green Mama shows you how to celebrate more, spend less, and all around green your holiday.

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BC First Nation can launch lawsuit over damage to salmon stocks

A British Columbia First Nation has won the right to launch a class-action lawsuit over damage to wild salmon stocks related to salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago.

Vancouver comes up short on local food, say 100-Mile Diet authors

On November 25, the Museum of Vancouver and Tides Canada played host to Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, authors of The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

Google Maps gearing up to add bike directions feature in Canada

At today’s Sustainable Mobility Conference in Ottawa, spokespersons said it would be announced that biking directions will be available on Google Maps in the

Gasland brings sickening reality of fracking home

“Water’s not supposed to bubble like that unless it’s Perrier,” exclaimed the detective, as he examined tap water from a cattle ranch adjacent to natural gas drilling wells. 

Half of BC pines dead from fossil fuel pollution. Is it over?

Half our pine trees have been eaten alive in just the last nine years. A killing plague of billions of native pine beetles has been unleashed by the

Best 5 places to get a Christmas tree in Vancouver

It wouldn’t be a Vancouver-style Christmas without an essence of eco-chic or a sprinkling of biodegradable magic. For all those wanting to get with the green and ease

Olivia Fermi discusses her family’s nuclear legacy on the “Neutron Trail”

What would you do if your grandfather was Enrico Fermi, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and a key architect of the

Will Brookfield Asset Management trash a beloved B.C. forest for cash? Tune in to MTV’s Buried Life Nov. 15th to find out.

Tune in to the Buried Life, on November 15th to find out the end of the story that unfolded when MTV got in touch with Zoe Miles to

Vancouver leaders give recipes for local food success

As part of an ongoing speaking series on local food, four influential figures in Vancouver's food industry convened last month at the Museum of Vancouver to discuss the

The Clean Bin Project movie airs today

Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with

Hottest year broils an unprecedented 18 nations

Earth just sweltered through the hottest 12 months ever recorded by humans. Along the way an unprecedented 18 nations suffered their hottest day in history. One of these

Green is the new black

Eco fashion is growing in popularity for its sustainable practices, rich fabrics and social responsibility. New eco designers are now providing fashionable choices to be green -- and

Climate Snapshot: USA Midwest ripped by record storm

The strongest storm ever recorded in the USA heartland swept through Tuesday. The continent-spanning storm system spawned tornadoes, violent thunderstorms and drenching rains. The pressure plunged to...

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Highlights of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week

The designers, promoters, producers and sponsors all showed that it's possible to combine sustainable solutions while also running a successful business.

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Translink wants you to help plan Greater Vancouver

A few minutes early to Translink’s breakfast for bloggers, I listened to the planners compare the public transportation tours in different cities. The Chicago transit tour

Bringing cyclists out of the business blind spot

I don’t get angry at motorists anymore. My daily bike commute used to include road rage conflicts with drivers who cut me off, honked incessantly or drove-by

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