Tag Archives: Vancouver

Projecting Change With Peace Geeks

I originally met Renee Black while conspiring on some social media plans for the Engineers Without Borders All Candidates Debate. At some point during our development conversations Renee’s most recent project, Peace Geeks came up. I was intrigued…. so of course booked Renee in for a Projecting Change interview… check out the Question & Answers below! Q: How are you projecting change? I am working with an amazing volunteer team on the start-up of a new non-profit called Peace Geeks. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recap of Projecting Change Through Social Media

Yuri Artibise gives us a recap of the Projecting Change Through Social Media event we co-presented with Social Media Club Vancouver on Tuesday, May 17th. Last Tuesday’s Projecting Change Through Social Media was an incredible event. A partnership between by SMCYVR and the Projecting Change School Media team, it was held at the soon-to-be finished HiVE Vancouver.  The HiVE is a 9,000 square foot collaborative workspace for sustainability and creativity focused people located at 128 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver. 65_RedRoses […]

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 […]

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 […]