Metro Vancouver Close Up – Community Jane’s Walk Delivers Sidewalk Perspective for Residents and Mayors

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoCelebrating neighbourhoods is the goal of the annual Jane’s Walks happening across Canada. With local mayors participating, a productive dialogue between citizens and government is one of the outcomes, as residents explore their city’s walkability.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Shop and Cook the Queen of Green Way for #nofoodwasted

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Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green for the David Suzuki Foundation.  In this guest post, Coulter offers up a must-see movie for food-waste watchers, a quiz so you can see how food-waste friendly you are, and five easy tips to reduce the amount of food waste you generate.
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Community-to-Community Forum Forges Bonds for Metro Vancouver and Tseil-Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver recently co-hosted a Community-to-Community Forum featuring presentations from Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver, cultural performances, and activities designed to build understanding and strengthen connections between individuals.

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Caring for the Air – Emotive Campaign Offers a Unique Perspective on the Electric Vehicle Experience

Although electric vehicles (EVs), such as the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, and BMW i3, now number almost 1,000 in the Lower Fraser Valley area and 1,400 across BC, awareness of these cars is still very low. Only half of Canadians know anything about EVs. The Emotive campaign aims to change this.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Cook Backwards

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Cinda Chavich is the author of The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook, a guide to eating locally, choosing seasonal recipes, and making the most of every food dollar. In this guest post, Chavich discusses how the traditional approach of matching recipes to the season is back in style and a great way to stretch your grocery budget, while keeping your carbon ‘food print’ as low as possible.
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Love Food Hate Waste – Love Food, Hate Wasting Money

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Jonathan Bloom is the author of American Wasteland: How America Wastes Half its Food (and what we can do about it), a book detailing how nearly 40% of food gets thrown out in the USA. In this blog post Bloom offers five easy-to-do tactics anyone can use – to cut down the amount of food they throw away and trim their grocery bill at the same time.
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