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 […]

Vancouver is Projecting Positive Climate Change

Today, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing (long time friend and high school classmate) but more importantly avid planet fighter, Tim Scolnick. Tim is a regular contributor on DeSmogBlog, a project that began in January 2006 and has since then become one of the world’s number one sources for alleviating the plethora of misinformation on global warming. Since high school Tim has been busily projecting change, completing graduate research on China’s climate change foreign policy, working for the European […]

Engineers Without Borders Asks Canada To Fix Foreign Aid

After a long day of filming local change projectors in and around Vancouver, Pierre (videographer extraordinaire) and I arrived at the British Columbia Council For International Cooperation (BCCIC) and Engineers Without Borders Fix Foreign Aid All Candidates Debate. Slightly exhausted, I tracked down Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Vancouver President Josh Workman to find out who I should interview first. As Pierre set to work getting the camera and lighting ready for action Josh ushered me in the direction of EWB […]

What are you doing this Saturday?

Hello local-change-projecting-documentary-loving-blog-readers it’s Amy.  I’m the newest member of the Projecting Change Film Festival social media team: an aspiring change-maker, food security advocate, a sometimes artist/writer, and an always feline friend. I’m one of many whose curiosity can take me in several directions all at once and perhaps one of a few – for the time being – who is absolutely mad about soil and seeds, and the intersection of geography and psychology. This Saturday (with much enthusiasm) I will be […]

We’re Back!

This year as we ramp up to the 2011 Projecting Change Film Festival we want to know how YOU are projecting change. We are hitting the streets with our social media team and film crew to find out what Vancouverites are up to. From biking the city to roof top gardening, to lobbying for new federal legislation, Vancouverites are making a big difference. We’re kicking off the video interviews with a few words from Projecting Change Film Festival co-founder Lindsay […]