Kimberley Ytsma Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/3424 en BC Hydro seeks small scale biomass electricity projects http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/bc-hydro-seeks-small-scale-biomass-electricity-projects BC Hydro may soon be partnering up with local municipalises or energy groups to produce biomass energy for local communities. The company announced today that they are looking for new biomass energy...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/bc-hydro-seeks-small-scale-biomass-electricity-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/bc-hydro-seeks-small-scale-biomass-electricity-projects#comments Environment BC Energy Plan BC Hydro biomass British Columbia Dag Sharman electricity Media Relations Provincial Governement Thu, 08 Apr 2010 03:41:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3604 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Community gardens add beauty to streets of Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/community-gardens-add-beauty-streets-vancouver Over the past sixteen years, Green Streets, a project sponsored by the City of Vancouver, has been giving Vancouver residents the opportunity to sponsor a community garden in their neighbourhood,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/community-gardens-add-beauty-streets-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/04/07/community-gardens-add-beauty-streets-vancouver#comments City Environment City of Vancouver Community Community Gardens Erin MacDonald Garden Gardening Green Streets Green Streets Coordinator Vancouver Thu, 08 Apr 2010 02:35:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3601 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com "Fossil Fools Day" celebrated by costumed activists from VCC to RBC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/04/01/fossil-fools-day-celebrated-costumed-activists-vcc-rbc As the Sky Train pulls up to the VCC-Clark Station a small cluster of activists in life jackets filter out of the train and onto the platform. Gathering into a small circle, the group put snorkels...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/news/2010/04/01/fossil-fools-day-celebrated-costumed-activists-vcc-rbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News City Environment Alberta Burrard Clarck Climate Change enviromentalism Fossil Fuels Day Global warming oil Royal Canadian Bank SkyTrain SkyTrain Dance Party Tar Sand Development Vancouver vcc Fri, 02 Apr 2010 04:41:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3567 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com City's food scrap pick-up and composting program to begin on Earth Day http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/citys-food-scrap-pick-and-composting-program-begin-earth-day Getting Vancouver's meal scraps out of the landfill and into the city's composting program will start on Earth Day. The first phase of the program, according to the City of Vancouver's website, will i<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/citys-food-scrap-pick-and-composting-program-begin-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/citys-food-scrap-pick-and-composting-program-begin-earth-day#comments City Environment City of Surrey City of Vancouver compost food food waste kitchen waste Regional Compost Hotline Township of Langley Vancouver Landfill Thu, 01 Apr 2010 06:38:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3562 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com City of Vancouver encourages waste reduction through composting indoors...with worms http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/city-vancouver-encourages-waste-reduction-through-composting In and around Vancouver, city governments are encouraging residents to do worm composting as part of their garbage reduction programs. Metro Vancouver’s website recommends that people who are...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/city-vancouver-encourages-waste-reduction-through-composting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/31/city-vancouver-encourages-waste-reduction-through-composting#comments City Life Environment Burnaby City Farmer City of Surrey City of Vancouver composters Composting demonstration garden Gardens Head gardener New Westminster Regional Compost Hotline Sharon Slack Townshop of Langley worm bins worms Thu, 01 Apr 2010 04:41:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3560 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Where to recycle batteries, cell phones and more in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/where-recycle-batteries-cell-phones-and-more-vancouver Recyling is not always easy. While local cities will pick up&nbsp; household garbage, grass clipping and paper and plastic recycling, people are left to find&nbsp; recycling locations for other...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/where-recycle-batteries-cell-phones-and-more-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/where-recycle-batteries-cell-phones-and-more-vancouver#comments City Environment CBC cell phone computer Enviromental Canada paint Recyling Statistics Canada used motor oil Vancouver where to recyle Wed, 31 Mar 2010 07:55:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3559 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/incineration-solution-garbage-disposal-metro-vancouver No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/incineration-solution-garbage-disposal-metro-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/30/incineration-solution-garbage-disposal-metro-vancouver#comments City Environment Burnaby City of Vancouver City planning Enviromental Canada environment garbage Greenpeace Incineration incineration plant Landfill Metro Vancouver Regional Solid Waste Management Plan UBC University of British Columbia waste-to-energy Wed, 31 Mar 2010 07:02:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3558 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Alstonvale Net Zero House runs entirely off renewable resources http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/29/alstonvale-net-zero-house-runs-entirely-renewable-resources To solve the issue of food production, the home's landscaping will be made entirely of edible plantation.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/29/alstonvale-net-zero-house-runs-entirely-renewable-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/29/alstonvale-net-zero-house-runs-entirely-renewable-resources#comments Environment Alstonvale Net-Zero Home energy reduction environmental conference farming Federal Housing Agency food production Globe 2010 Housing industrialized agricultural system killowatts landscaping natural energy Natural Resources Canada net-zero energy renewable resources Seveg Pogharian solar energy solor panel sustainable food source Tue, 30 Mar 2010 04:51:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3543 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Businesses Face Global Climate Change Crisis http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/business/2010/03/26/businesses-face-global-climate-change-crisis What will you do differently? This was the main focus of Globe 2010’s town hall conference this morning, where company officials and attending members had the opportunity to ask a small panel of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/business/2010/03/26/businesses-face-global-climate-change-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/business/2010/03/26/businesses-face-global-climate-change-crisis#comments Canada Business Environment 2010 Globe Awards Carbon Tax Dianne Dillon Director of Interface Inc. enviromentalism Globe 2010 Green House Gases John Yap Minister of State for Climate Action Vancouver Convention Center Sat, 27 Mar 2010 09:20:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3514 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com UBC and Nexterra Systems partnering to use clean-energy technology to power campus http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/25/ubc-and-nexterra-systems-partnering-use-clean-energy-technology-power The University of British Columbia (UBC) is partnering with local company,&nbsp; Nexterra Systems Corp., and GE Water and Power, to convert wood waste to power&nbsp; the campus. The university will...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/25/ubc-and-nexterra-systems-partnering-use-clean-energy-technology-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/sustainability/2010/03/25/ubc-and-nexterra-systems-partnering-use-clean-energy-technology-power#comments City Life Environment Carbon Footprint David Woodson education Energy enviromentalism Green House Gases Managing Director of Building Operations Nexterra Systems Corp. Sustainability UBC Fri, 26 Mar 2010 04:38:00 +0000 Kimberley Ytsma 3507 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com