Category Archives: Social Innovations

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]