Celebrating 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.
Earth Day was a chance to make a mind, body, planet connection in Coquitlam, at this free, community yoga event. It was also a chance to celebrate the stewardship of groups like the Coquitlam watershed roundtable and efforts to protect local waters.
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.
Surrey celebrates Earth Day in style with Party for the Planet. A full range of activities includes education sessions, entertainment, and an opportunity for the city to showcase environmental efforts such as the long-range tree canopy strategy.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up, wearable art is the fashion focus in Port Moody, Maple Ridge tackles solutions to homelessness, and Eco-Fashion Week puts local designers in the spotlight as they minimize waste and maximize fashion.
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.
Ending homelessness in ten years — that’s the goal of a new region-wide plan that relies on capacity building, housing, prevention and support. And, the City of Maple Ridge has convened a Homelessness Solutions Task Force to develop their approach.