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Got Polystyrene?

                    What takes… 500 years to degrade? Makes up 30% of the landfills worldwide? Releases 90 hazardous chemicals in our environment when burned? Polystyrene, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic. Cheap and lightweight, it’s been a popular packaging material for years. Though it’s […]

The War on Cars?

    On path to becoming the Greenest City by 2040, Vancouver city councilors unanimously passed a transportation plan that aims to increase the foot, bike and transit trips from 44 to 66% by 2040. For those of you who have sat through the stop-and-go Broadway corridor, you’ll understand the need to make some changes. […]

Are you prepared?

    Mother Nature was seriously angry this weekend.             With a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the west coast of Haida Gwaii and Hurricane Sandy underway in New York, you never know what she’s got up her sleeve.       She’s an unpredictable lady, but are you prepared […]

Conserve the Love and Dine Out Tonight!

  “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” – Henry Youngman Humor aside, when was the last time you had a date night? Now you have no […]

Thousands Protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project

                About 3,500 demonstrators rallied together in front of the B.C. legislature yesterday to protest against the proposed $5.5-billion, 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline that would stretch from Alberta to Kitimat.             Protesters are rallying against the amount of oil tankers that will […]

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