Category Archives: Sustainability

Projecting Change with Sustainable Tourism

The exhilaration of exploring a place much unlike your home and meeting strangers who don’t speak your mother tongue; the satisfying exhaustion after a long day of hiking through the countryside and scaling mountains to catch that perfect sunrise and sunset; that food you ate, that brew you drank, that photo you took with your new friend. Any traveler can appreciate these things, and Cynthia Connell is no exception. Cynthia caught the travel bug when she was just two years […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]