“5 years ago, no one cared about sustainability” -Filippo Ricci, co-creator and curator of Estethica, the sustainable wing of London Fashion Week. It’s been hit and miss introducing sustainability into the fashion industry, but this year’s fashion weeks continued to be spotted with activists offering a new realm of values into [...]Read more ›
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As everyone knows by now, apart from taking you from point A to point B, cars and motorbikes are not the friendliest of things you be using for the environment. With the modern day focus on creating a better tomorrow and trying to live a sustainable ‘green’ life, the ‘car [...]Read more ›
Here in Vancouver, on a rooftop between pizza slice joints in the downtown core, an EasyPark parking garage prepares to balance its ecological mandate by converting its roof to a 5,700 square foot vertical garden able to grow over 80 variety of leafy greens for human consumption. It was reported [...]Read more ›
It’s Bike to Work Week in BC—province-wide, people are putting the pedal to the metal in a much more Earth-friendly way. 2012 goals put out by the not-for-profit organizing group include 16,500 participants biking a total of 950,000 km. By choosing to bike instead of drive for one week, residents [...]Read more ›
The thing about being a LOHAS consumer is that once you’re turned on to greener options, you can’t turn back. Plastic packaging starts to glare like sharp glass on supermarket shelves, your stockpile of reused jars and bags outgrows you, and despite budgetary constraints you may still reach for organic [...]Read more ›
Back in the day before we knew better, items individually packed were convenient and awesome, disposable was desirable, extra rinse cycles luxurious. But now Borax is sexy again, organics are the new black and everyone’s touting themselves to be eco-conscious. Ethical consumerism is hot on everyone’s lips from restaurant owners [...]Read more ›
“Nature couldn’t care less about human borders.” –David Suzuki Recently, both my current city and my hometown recognized one of Canada’s most inspirational and influential citizens by declaring an annual David Suzuki Day. Both Vancouver and Ottawa proclaimed March 24, 2012 to be the first David Suzuki Day in honour [...]Read more ›