The Plastic Free Pledge Everyone Can Take!

Americans alone use and throw out 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour or over sixty million every single day. Six to ten million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, choking the life out of sea creatures. Millions of seabirds are dying from ingesting this plastic. In the Pacific Ocean, the great…

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What Is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes ‘recycling’ but goes beyond recycling by taking a ‘whole system’ approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society. Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired…

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Forbidden Knowledge TV

Next World TV, created by Bibi Farber. This clip is an inspiring story about the past and the kind of future that is a viable, sustainable one for humanity. Bibi calls it “Paradise on Earth — a 300 year old food forest in Vietnam. 28 generations have shared in developing this spectacularly lush environment, that…

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Portland’s Garbage and Recycling System

Portland has an interesting approach: Residential Garbage and Recycling System Residential garbage and recycling service in Portland is provided by franchised garbage and recycling companies, each of which is assigned specific service areas. Rates for residential service are set by the City of Portland. Commercial Garbage and Recycling System Commercial garbage and recycling service operates…

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Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Winter Damage

Canada’s harsh climate is often responsible for severe damage to landscape plants. Winter sun, wind, and cold temperatures can bleach and desiccate evergreen foliage, damage bark, and injure or kill branches, flowerbuds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. Salt used for deicing streets, sidewalks, and parking lots is harmful…

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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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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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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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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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