Vancouver Strives for the Gold as World’s Greenest City

By Warren Karlenzig – president of Common Current Vancouver, Canada’s new mayor Gregor Robinson is making good on his campaign promise to make Vancouver “The Greenest City on the Planet.” Forget trying to be Canada’s greenest city as Toronto has aspired to be, or North America’s greenest city as Portland, San Francisco and Chicago have…

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Metro Vancouver Safe TAP MAP

This is simply brilliant! Using this ‘app’ you can track all the safe locations in Metro Vancouver to drink tap water and stop purchasing harmful and wasteful plastic water bottles! Great thinking Metro Vancouver! Description Quickly locate the closest public drinking fountains in Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver’s Tap Map contains the locations of over 550…

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The Clean Bin Project Documentary

  After a successful cross country film tour via bicycle, we’re back for a Vancouver screening presented by:   Date Friday Nov 5th Synopsis The Clean Bin Project is a feature documentary film about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question “is it possible to live completely waste free?”. Partners Jen and…

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More Green Halloween Tips!

Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature Green Halloween Tip 1: Trick or Treat with Reusable Bags When the little ghosts and goblins in your family go trick-or-treating this Halloween, make sure they carry reusable bags or containers that don’t need to be discarded after they are used. Cloth or canvas shopping…

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Spread the Green this Halloween

How to have a Green Halloween! Who would’ve thought howling at the moon could be so healthy! Laurieann Aladin, author-activist and mother of two Get started with these simple steps Bring Green Halloween to your city by becoming a volunteer coordinator, or offer to help the coordinator in your area Host a costume exchange for…

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Green phones

  Via Mobilkoll (mobile side) and Treehugger (green life side) I have seen that Sony Ericsson has released a new concept phone with environmental goodies: bio-plastic housings recycled plastic keypads zero charger with 3.5mW standby power HTML based e-manuals game style educational application ‘Ecomate’ environmentally conscious packaging. Not bad, not bad. I like the packaging and the…

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Two-Block Diet turns Vancouver neighbours into urban villagers

VANCOUVER — Neighbours Kate Sutherland and Julia Hilton have hatched a mini-revolution that has transformed two blocks of east Vancouver into a true urban village. “Julia had land and I didn’t, but I have a passion for growing things,” Sutherland explained. They thought they would work together to grow vegetables, but like true revolutionaries they…

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Want Lights Out? Try An Insurance Policy

  There is a painless way to get your kids (or anyone else in your house) to douse the lights when they leave a room. WASTE NOT | Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the times were desperate around my house. After what seemed like eons of continual nagging by me and my husband,…

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Green recipes for cosmetics and cleaning products

Here are come cosmetic recipes from The Health and Environment Awareness Project, The McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women, Breast Cancer Action Montreal: Cleansing and Exfoliating Grains This exfoliant is used to stimulate and improve circulation to the skin, slough off dead skin cells and polish the skin. – 1 cup finely ground…

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