Category: Environment and Sustainability

Fewer than 500 landlords could green city rental, commercial space with energy retrofits

Fewer than 500 Vancouver landlords and building owners, enough to meet comfortably in the 668-seat Playhouse Theatre, could hold the key to greening a large share of the city’s buildings. Energy retrofitting of existing buildings, which produce 55… Read More

San Francisco’s progress on zero waste shows Metro’s more modest goal very achievable

News that San Francisco is on track to achieve its goal of zero waste by 2020 — a more aggressive target than Metro Vancouver’s 80 percent diversion — is proof that our region can achieve a major shift… Read More

With Olympic Village debt retired, is it time for longer review of city’s “worst real estate project?”

With Vancouver’s $630 million Olympic Village debt retired, and $70 million left over to pay other costs of the False Creek project, real estate writer Bob Ransford believes it’s time for a full post mortem on what he… Read More

Missing from #vancitybird nominees: our own urban Northwestern Crows

Vancouver Park Board’s Vancouver City Bird contest is getting lots of attention, with the five current candidates fighting it out on social media under the hashtag #vancitybird. (You can cast your ballot until May 10.) But where is… Read More