Category: Environment

Port of Metro Van’s land use plan consultation begins

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From the Port Metro Vancouver;

Land use plan update:

Consultation and comment period begins. The public consultation period began on February 1o and runs through to April 13, 2014. All consultation materials are posted online at Port Talk.

Draft Land Use Plan
Interactive Designation Map
Discussion Guide Feedback Form
Discussion Sessions and Webinars

Have question for the Port of Metro Van?

Public Walk: Comox-Helmcken Greenway June 29

The City is accepting feedback on the road construction of the long-awaited Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

WERA is hosting a public walk of the Greenway on June 29th. We’ll get started at 11:00 am from the corner of Comox & Chilco. A City Engineer will join us to answer our questions about the construction efforts. Everyone is welcome!

Greenway Walk poster

SPES Photo Contest

cameraAs part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, and Stanley Park’s 125th, Stanley Park Ecology Society is hosting a photo contest for Vancouverites from April 6 through 14, 2013. Participation is free.

The contest features three categories: nature, places and people. There’s also a special category strictly for youth entries (up to 18 years).

The contest judges are Vancouver-based wildlife photographer, National Geographic Explorer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Paul Colangelo; Juno-award winner Ben Worcester of Said the Whale; and entrepreneur and award-winning blogger Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604).

Details of the photo contest at

Kinder Morgan hosts Vancouver consultation Nov.15

Kinder Morgan is holding public consultations across the Lower Mainland over the next several weeks, bringing its proposed TransMountain pipeline expansion under public scrutiny.

15 November 2012 – Downtown Vancouver Info Session – Harbour Centre, Segal Hall (515 West Hastings Street) – 5pm-8pm

More info here.

Read the Tyee article here.

Defend Our Coast: Wed Oct. 24

The campaign is hosting a local action at noon on Wednesday, October 24th at Spencer Chandra Herbert‘s office at 923 Denman St.

People will link arms and hold a banner that says “Defend Our Coast” to show the unbroken wall of opposition to pipelines and tankers across the province.

This will be a peaceful gathering of citizens and community leaders and will not involve civil disobedience. Leadnow’s goal is to achieve cross-partisan agreement for no new tanker expansion on BC’s coast.


Date: Wednesday October 24th

Time: 12pm

Location: NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert at 923 Denman St

Facebook event:

Link to RSVP:

Twitter hashtag: #DefendOurCoast


Ideas Fair: Communal Garden at West End Community Centre

Public Consultation: Rooftop Garden, West End Community Centre

Wednesday, October 26
3:30 – 6:30 pm
Lobby, West End Community Centre,
870 Denman Street

The Park Board is considering the installation of a communal garden on the rooftop at the West End Community Centre. Come share your vision of what the garden could be!

Public Notice West End – CC

Greenest City Idea Slam: Friday, October 1

Vancouver residents have been sharing ideas on how to create a more sustainable city through the City of Vancouver’s “Talk Green to Us”
online forums, which encourage citizens and organizations to pitch ideas to green up Vancouver.

Lots of discussion has taken place online already, so it’s high time for the talks move offline to engage wider audiences. In the spirit of expanding the “talk” in “Talk Green to Us,” our friends at the Vancouver Public Space Network have teamed up with the City of Vancouver and SFU’s City Program to present The Greenest City Idea Slam -bill-richardson-and-mayor-robertson/, an event designed to debate and discuss the top ideas presented by citizens on the “Talk Green to Us” website.

The event takes place at the SFU Woodward’s Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatreon the evening of Friday, October 1, starting at 7 p.m.

The Slam will be hosted by CBC’s Bill Richardson and feature a panel that includes Mayor Gregor Robertson, Councillor Andrea Reimer, Nature’s Path Foods president Arran Stephens, VanCity CEO Tamara Vrooman, YWCA Vancouver CEO Janet Austin, BCBusiness editor Matt O’Grady, and Greenest City Action Team (GCAT) member Cheeying Ho, executive director of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability.

The night also features performances by poet laureate Brad Cran and musicians Vede Hille and Maria in the Shower, plus art and photography exhibitions by Jaime Kowal and Ryan Tomkinson.

Greenest City Idea Slam
SFU Woodward’s Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, 149 West Hastings Street
7 p.m.

Register online
to reserve a seat.