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Mac in Home

If you’re a Mac owner and you live in the Vancouver area, take note. I’ve been using Macinhome as my tech consultants for years now – the best part is they make house calls! Whenever I’ve had something go wrong with my Mac that I can’t fix, I give them a call. It used to […]

Politicos: Growth is Passe

Credit: Mikey G Ottawa via Flickr

I’m very tired of hearing about “growth” in the economy from the mouths of politicians and newscasters. Even CBC radio devotes far too much space to the ups and downs of the Dow Jones. Unchecked growth leads to disease and collapse in any system. In Fritjof Capra’s […]

Circular Economy

Saw this blurb on waste reduction in the Greenest City newsletter. Metro’s Zero Waste conference will focus on the circular economy – sometimes called cradle to cradle. In other words, you plan for the recycling/reuse of the product during the development stage. Looks interesting.

Did you know we throw away over 80,000 potatoes a day […]

Culture Days

You can take part in more than 50 arts and culture events through this coming weekend in Vancouver. The festival is part of Culture days, celebrated around the province. There will be arts tours, theatre and films, ballet classes, evening candlelight visits to museums, scratch animation workshops. You can even learn how to make a […]

Feast Table

I’m going to this on Thursday. Can’t wait.

Chefs from UBC and the Alma Mater Society will prepare a sustainable, family-style community dinner on Main Mall using some locally sourced UBC Farm items. White linen, tableware, glassware, and candles will be set for tables of 14 and music will be performed by students from the […]

Open Doors

The City is putting on this great event again this year when you can get an insider’s look at some of the civic buildings. The National Works Yard is a LEED Gold building.

Get a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes action inside some of Vancouver’s most popular buildings during Doors Open Vancouver on October […]

The Best

I am very lucky to have two wonderful, eternally young parents. The quote below has always reminded me of my father. You are the best Dad – happy birthday! The commentary after the quote is from Eknath Easwaran’s Thought for the Day.

The best, like water, benefit all and do not compete. They […]

Gems

I’ve been visiting Crystalworks for years now. Picking up beautiful gemstones as gifts for friends and for myself. I say visiting, because each time I go I spend time with Susan and her daughters, the owners. Sometimes a couple hours pass, browsing and learning. They have taught me about many of the colourful spheres, flames, […]

Pier to Peace

Get away from it all. Island House Living, Finland. Thanks to Green Renaissance.

Fire Powered

The Power Pot: A Fire Powered USB Charger. Seriously?