Vancouver’s Rethink2gether: Reducing Food Waste in the Hospitality Industry

Photo: Rethink2gether

According to Ben Liegey, CEO and Co-Founder of Vancouver’s Rethink2gether, avoidable food waste in Canada costs $49 billion a year, with $7 billion coming from the hospitality industry alone.

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Vancouver’s Rethink2gether: Reducing Food Waste in the Hospitality Industry

Vancouver Breweries and Sustainability: Upcycling Spent Grain

Marc Wandler, co-owner of Susgrainable (left) with Mauricio Lozano, owner/operator of Faculty Brewing Co. (right); sourced from Susgrainable

Vancouver’s craft brewery scene has been exploding over the last decade. This growth has been an incredibly exciting development for beer enthusiasts. However, beer production consumes considerable resources, such as water, and leads to waste, primarily in the form of spent grain. In fact, it’s estimated that breweries in Canada produce over 400,000 tonnes of spent grain per year. That’s a huge amount of waste potentially going to the landfill.

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Vancouver Breweries and Sustainability: Upcycling Spent Grain

Vancouver Convention Centre and Binners’ Project: Proud Partners in Sustainability

West Building Aerials – LEED; Sourced from Vancouver Convention Centre

The Vancouver Convention Centre is iconic in Vancouver’s downtown core for the distinctive green roof of its West building and the white sails of its original East building. Not only is it gorgeous, but the Convention Centre, as the city’s flagship event and conference venue, embodies a continued commitment to sustainability. “Our philosophy is that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we are proud to not only showcase it throughout our facility, but to also help ensure it remains beautiful for future generations through our sustainability practices,” says Adam Radziminski, Director of Sales for the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Vancouver Convention Centre and Binners’ Project: Proud Partners in Sustainability

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