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Canada's climate success within reach if the tar sands do their fair share
Barry Saxifrage's previous article detailed just how far Canada is falling behind the US in the climate fight. This article explores how Canadians can get back on track. In the run up to the global...
May 13th, 2015
Best Buy commits to using "sustainable" paper, saying they wish to protect Canadian forests
For its paper purchases from Canada, Best Buy will shift business away from Resolute Forest Products and now require Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper from this supplier.
Dec 9th, 2014
Plan a ‘green getaway’ to the Okanagan
No need to leave a trail of dirty airborne carbon—check out these alternative vacation ideas close to home.
Nov 26th, 2014
Broadbent Institute director urges eco-progressives to dive into "nitty gritty" of policy making
Rick Smith on the future of the environment and the Canadian economy
Feb 5th, 2013
SPUD CEO Peter Van Stolk shares wisdom on health, social activism and doing more on less resources
SPUD CEO Peter Van Stolk talks about his unusual upbringing and how local, organic eating can help the health of both people and the planet.
Feb 19th, 2013
Power Plant X fosters sustainable relationships among green leaders
Sustainability and green living doesn't all have to be about birkenstocks and hippie skirts. A decidedly hip crowd showed up to The Waldorf for the 10th installment of Power Plant, a green...
Feb 29th, 2012
National Geographic explorer Wade Davis on Enbridge, First Nations and mining
Speaking out on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and mining near his home, the author of Sacred Headwaters spoke with VO on nature, industry and First Nations.
David P. Ball
Feb 24th, 2012
Your Green Family Blueprint and The Going Green 7 Day Online Challenge
“Sustainability”, “eco-friendly” are the usual buzz words put forward as alternatives to ecological apocalypse. But what do these words really mean? Author and sustainability coach Tracy...
May 16th, 2011
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.
Mar 4th, 2011
Magical moments in Vancouver cycling in 2010
2010 was a watershed year for Vancouver cycling, as the city made giant strides towards sustainability. This is not just about cycling – this is about the future viability of our city.
Average Joe Cyclist
Dec 30th, 2010