Tag Archives: Sustainability

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]