Join the Movement in Vancouver
“Let’s create a culture of change to make it cool to live within our environmental means.” (Resident, City of Vancouver, Talk Green to Us Survey)
- Get inspired by stories from Vancouverites sharing what they’ve been doing to contribute to this becoming the greenest city on Tumblr.
- If you’re a business, check out Thriving Vancouver network’s business success stories and inspiration – including the Green Circle Salons which tackle solid and liquid chemical waste from hair salons.
Explore what’s happening around the World
- HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minnesota (USA) runs Fix-It Clinics where residents can learn repair skills and keep objects in circulation for longer.
- PORTLAND, OR’s Resourceful PDX and FLAGSTAFF, AZ’s Be Resourceful programs also encourage share, reuse and repair.
- BRUSSELS (Belgium) – “Rest-o-Pack” starts changing the culture with doggybags for leftovers (source).
- NEW YORK (USA) – Mayor de Blasio’s Zero Waste Challenge in NY led to a 31-business effort to divert 37,000 tons of material in a few months – an average diversion rate of 56% (source).
- UNITED KINGDOM – Wasted food is tackled head on through The Courtauld (voluntary) Commitment with the grocery sector, and through the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, both supported by WRAP UK.
- TURIN (Italy) – The Mayor of Turin sets a 5 year plan to reduce meat consumption in the city (source).
- USA – School innovations include “Share Tables” which redistribute unopened, unserved food at a school (source) and a vegan lunch pilot in LOS ANGELES.