Celebrate Earth Day from Home – 3 Ideas to Get You Started

April 22nd marks the 50th annual Earth Day! In Vancouver, our earth-loving residents usually celebrate with the Commercial Drive Earth Day Parade and Festival, which has understandably been cancelled. Instead, we’re giving you top tips and ideas for celebrating Earth Day from home. Continue reading:
Celebrate Earth Day from Home – 3 Ideas to Get You Started

Go Green in Vancouver this Holiday Season

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge | Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

It’s easy to be green in Vancouver over the holidays—and all year round. Here are some ways to do your part for sustainability in the city this festive season.

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Go Green in Vancouver this Holiday Season

From NYC to YVR: New York’s Waterfront as a model for Vancouver

From NYC to YVR: New York’s Waterfront as a model for Vancouver. Listen as Roland Lewis shares how a comprehensive waterfront plan has worked for NYC – and lessons for Vancouver. Continue reading:
From NYC to YVR: New York’s Waterfront as a model for Vancouver

Living Walls – Vancouver’s Vertical Gardens

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Sylvia Hotel Photo: Rob Weiss

What comes to mind when you hear “Green City?”  I suspect many Vancouverites will think of bike lanes and organic garbage bins.  Dare I divert your attention away from traffic calming and waste to living walls, an innovative, vertical garden design concept.  Picture a creative, living piece of art that is aesthetically pleasing, and also works to purify the air.  Intrigued with the concept of a living quilt, so to speak, I set my sights on discovering and photographing a few of these gems.

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Living Walls – Vancouver’s Vertical Gardens

Hyundai Donation Fuels Opening of New Science World Exhibit: Check it Out for the Next 3 Years!

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Science World’s newest fun and interactive exhibit is providing visitors of all ages a chance to experience first-hand the environmental benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Based on a classic driving game, the Hyundai sponsored exhibit challenges drivers to take the hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle for a virtual spin. Continue reading:
Hyundai Donation Fuels Opening of New Science World Exhibit: Check it Out for the Next 3 Years!

Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

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Vancouver will slip into darkness this Saturday, March 28 at 8:30pm, as residents and businesses across the city switch off their lights for Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in the world.

Given that Vancouver a) knows how to celebrate, b) plans to be the world’s Greenest City by 2020, and c) is the 2015 National Champion for the “We Love Cities” Earth Hour City challenge, there’s no shortage of ways to spend Earth Hour here.

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Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Six-Acre Living Roof Gets its Annual Haircut

photo: The VCC's living roof gets a haircut.

photo: The VCC’s living roof gets a haircut

The Vancouver Convention Centre’s six-acre living roof gets a haircut once a year in the fall. The honey produced by the bees living on the roof is also harvested at this time of year. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the annual mowing of the living roof and the VCC’s resident bees.

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The Vancouver Convention Centre’s Six-Acre Living Roof Gets its Annual Haircut