green initiatives

Two wheel zeal: why biking beats driving

I love living in Vancouver. One of the first things I did when I moved here was sell my car.  Living and working downtown, my once beloved Honda Civic became more of a nuisance...

Car free

A few weeks ago, I gave up my car. This has been a mostly liberating, occasionally euphoric, and sometimes daunting lifestyle shift. The car had become like a second skin in the three years I'd...

City of Vancouver celebrates Earth Day with launch of residential food scraps collection

The goal of the city's new food scrap composting program is to reduce garbage by 35%, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said at a press conference outside City Hall this morning. The city's residential