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An interview with Rob Greenfield, Dude Making a Difference
Rob Greenfield has gone to extremes to reduce his environmental impact, from eating wasted food to going a year without showering.
Jan 24th, 2016
Food waste to be separated from garbage in 2015
New rules effective January 1 to encourage organics recycling.
Dec 15th, 2014
Just Eat It, an exposé on food waste
Oct 6th, 2014
Compost your jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween
“Enjoy your Halloween, but please don’t put Jack in the trash," advises Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore.
Oct 26th, 2012
How to cut down on food waste this Christmas
Helpful tips for Vancouverites to reduce food waste this Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be merry (and be green).
Dec 22nd, 2011
How to make compost in your apartment
The Green Mama explains the ins and out of composting for urban dwellers, and the lazy.
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Apr 21st, 2011
Sustainable solutions for take out waste
Consider this: 99% of everything that we buy ends up in a landfill six months later, according to the Story of Stuff Project.
Feb 11th, 2011
City's food scrap pick-up and composting program to begin on 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
Mar 31st, 2010