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

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Underscore Need for Transit Transformation

Road closures and designated traffic lanes, plus 250,000 Olympics visitors in Vancouver spell massive reshuffling for commuters this month and next. Fifty-thousand motor vehicles cross the Cambie...

Assessing the United Nations COP15 Copenhagen Climate Change Talks

Millions of people worldwide rooted for the success of the 2009 U.N. Climate Change talks in Copehagen (COP15), which ended yesterday. Did the forum finish with a fizzle? Did anything positive come...

Citizens of the World Push Leaders to Action On Climate Change

Today, I received an email with news of a global petition addressed to all the world's leaders in Copenhagen, which calls for strong action to curb human induced climate change. I am inspired that...

David Suzuki: Copenhagen Climate Change Talks and What We Really Need

David Suzuki speaks passionately and convincingly about the two fundamental and fixable problems hampering progress in Copenhagen. Watch him in a live interview today with CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/video

Saving Our Wild Salmon

Young wild salmon are vulnerable to sea lice from infested salmon farms.

Earth Matters Koan

We now interrupt our regular schedule of Earth Matters articles for a koan. Not a Zen Buddhist koan, but a Western-style koan. Not necessarily to provoke spiritual awakening, but to encourage a fresh...

Vancouver's Garden of Gardeners

As our local governments promise to reduce vehicle emissions while they plan more highways to accommodate expected growth over the coming years, Vancouver's food activists, in and out of city...

Power from the Sun

The array of local and foreign officials who attended the launch of the first solar panel testing site in Canada, at CSA International’s Vancouver facility in Richmond, BC, last Friday, reflects the...

Metro Vancouver Seeks "Sustainable Economy" Over 30 Years

Metro Vancouver hosted the first in a series of meetings designed to gather input on a plan to sustainably accommodate growth in the greater Vancouver metropolitan area over the next 30 years last...

Power Up Canada: "Together We Can Change Laws"

Speakers, panelists and participants surfaced issues and solutions to the challenges of building a green economy for BC at an all day conference held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver...