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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 […]

Put the Green in Black Friday

  It’s not unusual to find people sleeping outside their favorite retail stores to take advantage of the markdowns the day after American Thanksgiving. However, while credit cards are racking up on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will have a very different outcome for America’s largest retail chain.        […]

Awesome…or Ridiculous?

    It’s the weekend, so let’s have some fun in a little game we like to call, Awesome or Ridiculous. There are some pretty innovative people out there, but are these ideas on the cusp of genius or just plain, well, ridiculous?                 A clock that also […]

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 your wheels Green?

    Whether you’re driving this… or this… Rainy weather and colder temperatures means that many of us will However, it is important to understand that the rights of children with disabilities who are placed by their parents in private elementary schools and secondary schools are not the same as those of kids with disabilities […]

Sustainable Art is Painting the Green Picture

    Maybe it’s because we’re still buzzing from excess Halloween candy, but we’ve had a sudden strike of artistic inspiration after spotting these amazing pieces made from unwanted materials. Sure, anyone can just pick up a paintbrush, but what would you do with 40,000 junk mail flyers? Check out how some people have thought […]

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 […]

There’s Someone Who Needs to Start Dieting…

    We hope we”re not being too offensive, but your trash can has been looking a little…er…heavy these days. It”s not his fault; all he does is just sit underneath your sink and eat junk food all day. Can you really blame him? Now is the perfect time to put that garbage of yours […]

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