Section: Eco Finds

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Eco Finds, Events, Fashion
THURSDAY
04.04.2013

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Green’s the new Tangerine Tango at Eco Fashion Week Vancouver!

It’s no big secret that the fashion industry is one of the economy’s biggest sellers, bringing in over $300 billion in annual revenue. But how many of us stop mid-stride at the boutique or halfway through Vogue magazine to consider the cost? The truth is, it’s the world’s natural ecosystems and the stability of just societies that pay for this year’s pumps, not the corporate bank accounts. That’s why the fashion industry ranks third among the most environmentally damaging industries in the world. So what hope can we have for its long-term viability? Eco Fashion Week seeks to solve this riddle.

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Arts, Design, Eco Finds, Film, Kihada
FRIDAY
09.21.2012

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SAMSARA: a World beyond Wonder

Since the release of Ron Fricke and Mark Madigson’s film SAMSARA, you no longer need 88 days to see the world – 99 minutes will more than suffice. In that period, you’ll reach more than 25 countries and experience hundreds of global phenomena in unbelievably vivid detail. You may also discover an unexpected sense of connection to the earth’s pulses and organic flow, channeled through the magnificent flow of images and music. Weaving together the ancient and the modern, the simple and the spectacular, and an entire spectrum of poignancy, SAMSARA truly exemplifies its Sanskrit expression of “the ever-turning wheel of life”.

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Eco Finds
FRIDAY
01.27.2012

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Regional Recycling: a Step Towards Zero Waste

Have you heard about the Zero Waste Challenge?  It’s Metro Vancouver’s campaign to help move our region towards drastic waste reduction as part of their new solid waste plan. Zero waste – that’s hard to imagine. How can we possibly carry out our active everyday lives without producing any refuse at all?  Just think – the cereal we eat for breakfast comes in a plastic-lined box, the milk a carton, the banana a peel; the printer we use at work gets ink from a disposable cartridge and the staffroom coffee maker leaves a heap of soiled grinds after every pot; our favourite beverages all come in boxes, cans, bottles, or paper cups; our lights burn out and our batteries run dry, and our many beloved appliances won’t last forever.

Eco Finds
THURSDAY
07.14.2011

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Vancouver Foundation Presents the Green Generation Awards

In honour of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebration – the Vancouver Foundation is inspiring youth to paint the town Green! The Generation Green Awards have offered up to $12,500 in cash to support environmental projects run by youth. In this post, we’ve highlighted some of our favourite eco-friendly projects to receive this prestigious award.

Eco Finds
WEDNESDAY
05.19.2010

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The real Avatar

‘Land is our life and blood. Without forest we cannot survive’ 60% of  Colombian tribe’s  at ‘risk of extinction’

Penan, Malaysia

Eco Finds
SATURDAY
03.27.2010

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Is Earth Hour today!

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people turned off their lights for Earth Hour. In March 27 2010 we will continue to be a global call to take action on climate. In 2009 hundreds of millions of people turned off their lights for Earth Hour. In March 27th, 2010 we will continue to be a global call to take action on climate. {youtube}BjWD8pbK5t8&feature=fvst{/youtube} China’s Forbidden City leads landmark climate action across AsiaA selection of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks have just plunged into darkness across Asia, with Beijing’s hallowed Forbidden City the centerpiece of climate action for the world’s most populous nation.

Beijing, China:WWF Director-General, James Leape joined citizens of Beijing in an Earth Hour ceremony at the Forbidden City as the lights at China’s most significant historic landmark switched off.  The Forbidden City, which served as the ceremonial and political hub of China for almost five centuries is the most powerful gesture the economic superpower could make to show its commitment to the pursuit of sustainable economic development.