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January 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Transit delays and fare hikes drive tar sands expansion

Cape Horn Interchange

By Eric Doherty, January 26, 2012

On Wednesday (January 25), B.C. transportation minister Blair Lekstrom once again announced the Evergreen SkyTrain line to Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities area. This time he announced the start of work after more than a decade of delays—well sort of. Only minor…


Added by Eric Doherty on January 27, 2012 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Grist: Why fixing up old homes is greener than building new ones

This old house: Why fixing up old homes is greener than building new ones

25 JAN 2012 6:49 PM…


Added by Randy Chatterjee on January 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

“The economy” shifts from more GLOBAL to more LOCAL

Home Harvest Farms

When 30% of people are growing 10% or more of our own food we’ll begin to notice that: “The economy” shifts from more GLOBAL to more LOCAL

If you like this please forward it.…


Added by Philip Be'er on January 20, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

StyroFree Challenge

StyroFree Challenge was developed out of concern for the use…


Added by Sonja Mulabdic on January 17, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Part-time opportunity at SPEC!

JOB DESCRIPTION –Administrative Coordinator

Hours per week: 16

Pay per hour: $18

Desired start date: Monday February 6th, 2012


Canada’s oldest environmental not-for-profit, the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation requires a part-time Administrative Coordinator for our office in Kitsilano. Responsibilities include monthly bookkeeping, membership and donation processing, answering inquiries from the general public and supporting…


Added by Ilse Sarady on January 17, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments

Grow food to reduce carbon emmissions

When 30% of people are growing 10% or more of our own food we’ll begin to notice that: Food costs…

Added by Philip Be'er on January 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Low Cost Student Clinic for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

I just wanted to let everyone know about this great opportunity to be treated by 2 biodynamic craniosacral therapists! Normally a session like this would cost around $100 or more. This is a really great opportunity to find out more about your own body, get an idea of what biodynamic craniosacral therapy is and have a great healing experience.

Tuesday 10th January 2012

Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30am 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 pm

Venue: YWCA, 733 Beatty…


Added by Hella Dee on January 8, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

A Cooperative Farmer's Market Model

Vancouver has some significant experience with local farm produce selling coops and other services, including NOWBC (, Home Grow-In, and Eternal Abundance (  Not all such ventures have been or are successful, especially when competing with heavily-subsidized industrial agriculture and its…


Added by Randy Chatterjee on January 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Local, organic, rural, and/or urban, food production is a mainstay of life, and doing it well leads to wellness. From farm to kitchen, discussions relating to food--and the community arising around it--belong here.

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If you have to leave your village, how will you get where you want to go? By car? Preferably not, both for your wallet and the earth’s sake. This category is for all discussions relating to how we all get around.

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A human right? After food, most feel shelter is the most important necessity. A place of shelter is also the start of a community. This category is for all things relating to shelter, housing, affordable housing, homes, renewable heating systems, green buildings, heritage, and our built environment in general.

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