Category Archives: Sustainability

Projecting Change Interview Series: Mark Brand

Two more nights of Projecting Change to GO! Which movies have you seen so far? Apart of our Projecting Change Interview Series, we had the chance to speak with restauranteur and the unofficial Mayor of Gastown, Mark Brand. Mark was so gracious to be one of our sponsors for PCFF’s closing night gala, which will be held at Portside Pub, following the screening of Girl Rising. Katie Schaeffers Schaeffers speaks to Mark about what it means to be a social entreprenuer and finds […]

PCFF partners with Uncharted Play to screen Kicking It

Play soccer and produce energy. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, the team at Uncharted Play turned this concept into a reality. They created the SOCCKET ball (which actually does looks like a soccer ball) generates energy as you play the sport We are honored to partner with Uncharted Play for the opening night of Projecting Change Film Festival on April 24. In case you were wondering how the SOCCKET works, it’s a portable generator. The internal mechanism takes the energy […]

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 […]

Sponsor Profile: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

When we think of LUSH Cosmetics, we think of organic ingredients, handmade bubble bars, and candlelit baths, and with LUSH’s commitment to look after the world we live in, we couldn’t be happier to welcome them back as a sponsor for the 2012 Projecting Change Film Festival. We’re sure you’ve all had a LUSH Bath Bomb fizzling in your tub, but have you ever taken a peek at their We Believe statements or their Green Policy? You’ll appreciate that sweet […]

Sponsor Profile: Vancity does it green

It’s our sponsors that truly make our film festival happen, and we’re excited to share with you how Vancity is involved with the Projecting Change Film Festival this year. Banking makes the world go round. We couldn’t do without it if we tried. So why wouldn’t we want to pick a bank that keeps our world healthy? With over 479,500 members entrusting them with $16.1 billion of assets, Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union. All you have to do is […]

PCFF partners with the Fairmont Waterfront

Are you traveling to Vancouver for PCFF 2012?  Or perhaps you’re looking for a little “staycation” in our beautiful city while you enjoy eye-opening, inspiring films?  Whatever your needs, our official hotel partner, the Fairmont Waterfront, will make sure you are taken care of.   Enjoy the Fairmont Waterfront’s ultra-convenient location and impeccable views from every window as you soak in the beauty of Vancouver. Get ready to watch, engage and act! We chose to partner with the Fairmont Waterfront because […]

Tokens of Appreciation campaign launches

We’ve just launched a new fundraising campaign to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Projecting Change Film Festival. It’s called Tokens of Appreciation, and its mission is to provide access to the festival experience to people in our community. Why tokens? No paper, no tickets, no printing. Instead we give each festival attendee a token they trade for entrance to the theater at each screening. By purchasing a Token, you are not buying yourself a ticket to the festival (but […]

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 […]