Carrie Saxifrage

Carrie Saxifrage is the author of The Big Swim, a collection of nonfiction stories centered on community in the age of climate change to be released in February by New Society Books.  Ruth Ozeki has called The Big Swim, "utterly delightful - a laugh out-loud, moving book I will share with people everywhere I go."  Carrie Saxifrage was the Sustainability Reporter for The Vancouver Observer for four years, before moving on to a career as a book writer.

 

Christy Clark and the carbon tax

During her campaign, Clark told voters that she supports the Campbell government's climate policies. How will she follow through?

Video Games Live returns to Vancouver

Is video game music a legitimate art form? Let the family decide.

David Helliwell's clean tech sweet spot

If we can see our building's energy use in real time, will it push us to be more energy efficient? Pulse Energy founder and CEO David Helliwell thinks so.

Envision the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

An interview with a city sustainability planner.

Michael Ignatieff: an intellectual powerhouse in plain folks clothing

Town Hall attendance scorecard: Michael Ignatieff 17, Stephen Harper 0.

Young leaders grapple with energy, tar sands, and the future

At the Climate Change Conference earlier this month, youth leaders learned about the oil industry’s disinformation campaign, the Athabasca Tar Sands and other matters crucial to their future.

Child recycler makes it big: Sadhu Johnston

Thursday March 3, 2016 and Vancouver City Council has just announced its selection of Sadhu Johnston as Vancouver City Manager. Here's a story from our archives.

Western Climate Initiative offers hope despite federal government paralysis

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) takes the stage after the Canadian and US governments fumble (again) on climate stability. BC puts a good face on its natural gas and forestry industries, but whic

The Clean Bin Project movie airs today

Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with insight into the incident of th

Translink wants you to help plan Greater Vancouver

A few minutes early to Translink’s breakfast for bloggers, I listened to the planners compare the public transportation tours in different cities. The Chicago transit tour wows planners, takes...