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16Jul/13Off

How Vancouver is Fighting Global Warming

Vancouver is leading the way to fight the effects of global warming.

Architects at Bing Thom Architects have developed a plan to make better use of Vancouver's land area should the Antarctic ice melt and flood the city. The firm has developed a map to show which areas of the city will be livable after sea water inundates Vancouver.

The map outlines shore area that can be used based on an 1898 map of Vancouver. That

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20May/13Off

Company is Working To Create More Sustainable Resources

Those who say that nobody cares about the environment and that no one is searching for more sustainable resources are misinformed. The truth is that there are actually a lot of companies out there that are working hard to find more sustainable resources and to make less of an impact on the environment, and a lot of these companies are getting surprisingly far with their efforts.

For instance, some companies are looking for ways to make

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24Mar/13Off

Company Uses Data to Help Residents Save the Earth

The raw data needed to create a better picture and more effective understanding about any environmental issues can be an essential part of any effort to create a greener and more sustainable world. Companies that are committed to providing the research, facts and data needed to make more effective environmental changes may well prove to be the key to more successful efforts. Lacking a functional understanding of the state of the environment, and the impact that industry is having upon it, can limit the effectiveness of even the most

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27Feb/12Off

Green Organizations in Vancouver

There are green movements and green organizations at work all over the planet and many of them are based right out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. You might have heard about a few of these if you are living in the west coast and a few of them might have even shown up in passing if you were researching ADT in Vancouver, or the like. These organizations represent humanities effort to change the world for the better and we decided to shine a light on them and discuss the top five briefly.

David Suzuki Foundation
This foundation actively consults with individuals in government and big business in order to educate everyone on the impact they have on the environment and ways they can minimize the negative effects.

SPEC
Does public and advocacy work to raise awareness regarding environmental issues and encourage changes in both policy and practice with regards to the environment.

Earthsave Canada
This organization makes it their mission to educate businesses and the public alike on the ethical ramifications of their decisions with regards to the environment and food they eat.

Pembina Institute
This group focuses their research on climate change and finding new and sustainable forms of energy.

Western Canada Wilderness Committee
This grassroots organization is looking to preserve the natural wilderness of Canada through education and research.

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16Oct/11Off

West Coast Environmental Law Fights for the Green Good

This group, the 'West Coast Environmental Law', is trying to protect the environment through the legal system and the laws. The group, has been in place since 1974. They have a staff that includes very dedicated lawyers and legal analysts that help educate people about the environmental issues that effect people of Canada and the world. They proudly work with people in every level of government and private sector individuals. They also work with members of 'First Nation' governments, to promote proactive laws, to ensure

13Oct/11Off

How the Globe Foundation is Keeping Vancouver Looking Good

Vancouver, Canada is home to the pioneering GLOBE Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping companies find sensible and economical solutions to environmental dilemmas. Through various avenues such as events, consulting, and project management, the GLOBE Foundation is teaching companies that promoting both sustainable development and green initiatives is a winning strategy and is a wonderful business opportunity for the company and for the environment. The GLOBE Foundation strongly believes that companies will be more successful and competitive if they decide to make sound environmental decisions by

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9Oct/11Off

Basic and Easy Ways to Conserve Water

It can be hard to keep environmental issues like water conservation in mind in your day-to-day life. When you're brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or getting a glass of water, your mind probably isn't on the conservation of resources; you're probably thinking about your day and what you're going to do with it. Though you may realize it's important to consider the environment, you may also feel overwhelmed when called to action. But you don't have to feel that way; there are simple and easy ways to conserve, and

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5Oct/11Off

Simple Tips to Make Recycling Easier

Recycling doesn't have to be a hassle. Recyclables usually include 1 and 2 plastics, newspapers, cardboard, aluminum cans, tin cans, clear glass and brown or green glass. There are some ways to make it quite simple! One way is to set aside a trash can just for recyclables. If your town requires you to separate your recyclables, when the can is full, just have bags ready to sort the items into. One tip to make this process a lot less messy: rinse out your recyclables before tossing

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