Three Sustainable Apparel Companies in Vancouver Going Beyond Fast Fashion

Serenity West; Acacia Cresswell (left) and Sandra Mc

Vancouver has developed a reputation for companies that produce and champion sustainable clothing. From Arc’teryx, which focuses on minimizing environmental impact through the design of their outdoor wear, to Decade Studio, which makes long-lasting jeans, Vancouver-based businesses are paving the way for sustainable apparel.

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Three Sustainable Apparel Companies in Vancouver Going Beyond Fast Fashion

YVR Airport Committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Sourced from YVR Airport

In October, YVR Airport released the details of their ambitious “Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon in 2030,” with their target date 20 years ahead of their original plan. Marion Town, Director of Environment at YVR, explains how the Airport has both the desire and the available expertise to speed up the changes necessary to reach the target.

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YVR Airport Committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2030

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and Bloedel Conservatory: Iconic Eco-Design in Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre; Sourced from the City of Vancouver

If you visit VanDusen Botanical Garden this holiday season, chances are you’ll be there for all the sparkly lights at the Festival of Lights. However, there is another marvel that’s well worth admiring: the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and Bloedel Conservatory: Iconic Eco-Design in Vancouver

Two Local Indigenous Wellness Brands Promote Self-Care, Education, and Sustainability

Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage; Photo credit: Iulia Agnew

Sisters Sage is the inspiring story of two sisters, Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae Angus, who empowered themselves by launching their own company devoted to wellness products in 2018. The two took a thoughtful look at their lives and came to a decision. “We knew we had to do better for ourselves. We knew it had to be Indigenous. We knew we wanted to be our own bosses. We wanted to promote our health and wellbeing in many different facets of our life, financially for one, culturally, spiritually, socially – all aspects we weren’t getting at that time of our lives,” says Lynn-Marie Angus.

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Two Local Indigenous Wellness Brands Promote Self-Care, Education, and Sustainability

Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

Chef Michael Pagnacco – Fairmont Waterfront Rooftop Garden; Sourced from Fairmont Waterfront

On the rooftop of the Fairmont Waterfront (900 Pacific Place), you’ll find the loveliest of rooftop gardens, complete with a vegetable and herb garden, apple trees, and bee hives that produce hundreds of pounds of honey each year. Designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2016 by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the expansive organic garden embodies the Fairmont Waterfront’s evolving ethos related to sustainability and community.

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Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Albert Normandin

If you wander around the streets and landmarks of Vancouver, you’re bound to come across filming in progress: besides the cast involved in the on-camera work, you’ll see a host of other crew members doing behind the camera work, as well as other individuals involved in catering, equipment rental, and location set-up.

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The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

Heart of Howe Sound Gambier Island / Photo: Rich Duncan

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud to share the news that the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region has received the prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Region designation, a positive step towards biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation.

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B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region