Ben West From The Wilderness Committee

Ben West = Awesome Guy. I tend to speak fairly highly of everyone I interview, this is not because I’m flagrant with praise, it’s because I only ask awesome people for interviews. That being said Ben West is a true pleasure. His work at the Wilderness Committee is indispensable to preserving the stunning wild beauty of Vancouver and the West Coast. I’ve labeled some of our Projecting Change interviewees ‘Planet Fighters’ although Ben is definitely a Planet Fighter a more […]

Projecting Transportation Change in Vancouver

Easy and convenient transportation is key to Vancouver’s status as one of the world’s most livable and sustainable cities. However, as population and employment continue to grow, transportation needs and trips overall increase. To manage this growth, while maintaining livability and creating a more sustainable city, we need a robust transportation system. Last Wednesday, Yuri sat down and talked with Neal LaMontagne. Neal is a senior planner with the City of Vancouver, responsible for city-wide and regional planning. This means he’s […]

Talking Greenest City With Andrea Reimer

If you are a regular attendee of Green events in Vancouver than you have probably bumped into Andrea Reimer. Andrea was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008 after serving as a Vancouver School Board Trustee (2002-2005). Andrea was the first councilor to be elected in Canada under the Green Party banner and has continued to be an advocate for Green ever since. I’ve seen Andrea speak at a number of different events from The Great Turning Unconference to a […]

Recap of Projecting Change Through Social Media

Yuri Artibise gives us a recap of the Projecting Change Through Social Media event we co-presented with Social Media Club Vancouver on Tuesday, May 17th. Last Tuesday’s Projecting Change Through Social Media was an incredible event. A partnership between by SMCYVR and the Projecting Change School Media team, it was held at the soon-to-be finished HiVE Vancouver.  The HiVE is a 9,000 square foot collaborative workspace for sustainability and creativity focused people located at 128 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. 65_RedRoses […]

Epic Expo Recap – From Behind the Lens

Bryce Tarling gives us a recap on the events of The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo – from behind the lens of his camera to the front row with Strombo. EPIC Expo was a huge success this past weekend as thousands of people flooded Vancouver’s Trade and Convention Centre to learn more about sustainable development and about what they can do to help project change. I thought I would show up early on Saturday morning, but when I arrived, the […]

Projecting Change With Clean Technology

I met Thomas Kineshanko at Whistler #4 Pecha Kucha where he was presenting along side Shawn Smith, a colleague and friend of mine from Education Generation. If you haven’t heard about Pecha Kucha it’s a must check out event *inspiration* meets rapid fire presentations! I was blown away by Tom’s 20×20 slides and of course wanted to know more than the 20 seconds per slide format would allow. Tom is a carbon finance and clean-tech IT entrepreneur. He works on […]

Epic Moment With George Stroumboulopoulos

I bumped into (or rather, aggressively stalked) George Stroumboulopoulos at EPIC Expo day one. Momentarily forgetting I was wearing a large yellow Fair Trade Banana suit I non-discretely creeped up on him from behind. Catching a glimpse of something large and yellow, George turned to face me. Banana banter ensued, threats and promises were made, and the next day I got my Projecting Change interview with Strombo.   I hope you had as much fun watching the interview as I […]

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 […]