Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ecojustice – Fighting for the Planet

As a planet earth enthusiast I was more than excited about the opportunity to sit down and talk environmental law with Ecojustice staff lawyer Karen Campbell. Karen has worked in environmental law and policy for the past 20 years. Before Ecojustice, she served as first staff council and B.C. policy director at Pembina Institute. Throughout Karen’s career as an avid planet fighter she has led projects related to northern B.C. pipelines, gas development and climate change policy. Karen moved to […]

Projecting Change Through Social Media

Photo Credit: Curtis Miller (curtm95) on Flickr Social Media is transforming the way we communicate with one another. I’m living proof of this. How? I moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Vancouver just over a week ago. Before social media, I would have spent, weeks, if not months and years trying to figure out who’s who and what’s what. It would have taken even longer to meet people and build friendships. Longer still to find opportunities to engage with the community. […]

Projecting Change With Jeremy Murphy

The first time I met Jeremy Murphy he was introducing The Hive Vancouver to a crowd of enthusiastic green leaders at Power Plant a ‘Green Gathering for Green Leaders’ (a must checkout event). I was enamored by the idea behind The Hive, a sustainability and arts focused collaborative workspace. A quick Google search later Jeremy was on my hit list of change projectors I absolutely had to speak with! Jeremy is projecting change all over the place. In addition to […]

Projecting Change at Epic Expo

This coming weekend is all about sustainable development. For those of you who don’t know it, Epic The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo will be happening May 13,14, and 15 at Vancouver’s beautifully revamped Trade and Convention Centre. The event is where all of the best and brightest in sustainable development come to share and learn in what is Western Canada’s largest eco-conscious lifestyle show. Being a new writer/photographer in the social development scene, when Rebecca asked me to write […]

Reflecting on the Great Turning Unconference

It’s been almost a week since I, along with an impressive crowd of change-agents, attended the Great Turning Unconference organized by the Be The Change Earth Alliance. In past years after attending similar events, my motivation for and my thinking on what transpired generally petered out in the days following (much to my dismay). Perhaps direct calls to action were not entirely encouraged, or options to connect with others during and after said event were limited and dishearteningly difficult. Finding […]

Vancouver Is Socially Innovating

The word ‘innovation’ derives from the Latin word innovare meaning “to renew or change”. Originating in the 1500’s this word has resurfaced in the last decade and become a ‘noun of action’ in all industries. We innovate because operating as we have is no longer an option. More so than ever, we innovate because the problems we face today require immediate action and change – not just to create and evolve as a species – but for our survival at […]