Olivia Fermi

Olivia Fermi, MA, RTC is a registered counsellor, integrity skills coach, teacher and public speaker. “Life is a creative adventure,” says Olivia. She has dedicated her life to psychological and spiritual healing and growth and loves nothing better than to help others find their own brand of fulfillment at home and at work, in person or via Skype. Olivia talks about how to utilize internal contradictions we all face, in her 7 minute TEDx talk Becoming the Inspiration We Seek

Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity

Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.

Making Vancouver sustainable: Greenest City meets Village Vancouver

Who's contributing more to help Vancouver achieve its Greenest City 2020 goals? The City or the people? We bring you a second annual check-up on Greenest City through the eyes of Village Vancouver.

Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Discipline

“We are as gods and HAVE to get good at it.” Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, who, in the late 1960’s successfully provoked NASA to publish the first photo of Earth from space,...

Hiroshima Day: we're all connected

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6th and 9th, 1945. The Associated Press reports for the first time in these 65 years, the US sent...

Think Outside the Bomb youth group proposes non-violent solutions

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, I travelled to Tularosa, New Mexico, a small community directly affected by radioactive fallout from the Trinity...

Private citizen leads federal government to protect BC's wild salmon from multi-national Marine Harvest

On the eve of Earth Day, a private citizen has succeeded in her quest to enforce Canada’s laws in the case of illegal possession of wild salmon in British Columbia by Marine Harvest, one of the larges

Bees in the City: Safe to Share Space

Can Vancouverites help honeybees survive? .... Can urbanites coexist with bees? Vancouver Observer finds the answers in a visit to an urban beekeeper's East Side backyard.

Vancouver is Becoming the World's Most Sustainable City, Officials Say, but Not Everyone Sees Green

One year ago Mayor Gregor Robertson set a visionary goal for Vancouver to become the greenest city on the planet by 2020. How much progress did the City make in the first year? Vancouver Observer ask

Olympics Mascots Quatchi and Sumi Go Green

Miga's cousins Quatchi & Sumi caught training before the games began. But what exactly are they training for?

Honeybees, Almonds and Freedom

What is freedom? For bees? For almonds? For us? This little tale illustrates it all…