Bring any mobile phone, battery or accessory, irrespective of carrier, into your local Telus store, and they'll plant a tree for FREE!
Starting next week I will be advertising drop-off locations around Nanaimo for broken and unwanted phones. Help my campaign to plant a new forest in BC this year!
For those of you reading this outside the Regional District of Nanaimo and inspired to lend your support by dropping off your old phones at a Telus location, please drop a comment that you did so and I will add your donation to the total count.
Metro Van is deciding - JULY 14 -- Incinerators or Zero Waste?
Synopsis of issue. Metro Van (and corporate interests) have looking into solving our over-abundance of waste problems with large incinerators. Their argument is to generate energy from burning garbage. The City of Vancouver (CoV) has been fighting the proposal and with good reason.
Continue to speak out against the Gateway project: It's not too late, it's not a done deal!!
Here are some reasons (Source: SPEC):
1) There's no money (feds won't contribute) 2) It makes no sense (prohibitive cost) 3) There's no proof it would help 4) There's no support (the GVRD has voted to oppose the project) 5) There's no time -- we need solutions now, to climate change and traffic congestion.
Dirty Water to Clean Air! Just got back from an incredibly motivating speech which reached my core. It was Van Jones speaking on the potential of "Green Collar Jobs".He ispoke of the Third Wave of Environmentalism" that we are now witnessing. The first was Conservation (Teddy Rosevelt/Muir and the development of national parks), the second was Regulation (Rachel Carson, ENGOs lobbying government to initiate changes in law for protection of human health and other species, forests) and lastly, Investment (opportunity driven). Here in Vancouver, we have tremendous potential in the clean-tech sector which is expected to reach $167.2 billion by 2015. Instead of looking at the traditional government structure investing in large projects full of red tape, green scisors will cut through this red tape and promote green industry and no one will be left behind.This needs a partnership in community and business. It is not about finding our own small solutions in dealing with crisis (like the current water crisis which I would argue is really part of the larger climate crisis), it is about coming together and investing in the future. You can take action. There is an event that I am organizing that is promoting this same concept and you are all invited.