Category Archives: Climate Change

Today is World Water Day – How will you take part?

Today is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. Many of us forget how lucky we are to have easy access to water for drinking, washing dishes and laundry, taking a dip into the pool, or just enjoying a long hot shower. We must truly appreciate the gifts that nature has provided us but also be aware of how you can take action to preserve our most valuable resource. In addition, World Water Day brings the awareness that 800 million […]

World Wildlife Fund awards Vancouver as the Global Earth Hour Capital 2013

Congratulations to Vancouver for being awarded the Global Earth Hour Capital in 2013 by World Wildlife Fund. This is a huge step forward for Vancouver to become the world’s greenest city. Andrea Reimer, city councillor, accepted the award this past Tuesday at a ceremony in Malmo, Sweden. Vancouver trumped five other finalists including cities in India, Italy, the United States, Sweden and Norway. Jim Leape, Director General of WWF-International, states “Vancouver can serve as a role model for how cities […]

Change Projectors 2011

A full week has passed since the conclusion of Projecting Change Film Festival 2011, and we are still in awe of all the fabulous films we’ve had the privilege of showcasing this year. Throughout the festival and beyond, we’ve received incredible praise of each and every film by our festival patrons. It’s great to hear that everyone had such a positive viewing experience and that these films have inspired many of us to action and change! In particular, this year’s […]

Hemlock Printers You’ve Probably Seen Their Work Around Town!

If you’ve seen any of the promotional material for the Projecting Change Film Festival that’s happening this weekend, it’s all thanks to Hemlock Printers. The Burnaby-based company that’s been winning awards for its practices in sustainability was responsible for printing and donating all of the posters, cards, and pamphlets for the event. And all of it was done in carbon-neutral fashion. I (Bryce Tarling) was asked to put together a brief interview with the company to learn more about what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]