Calling All Recycling Champions!

Vancouver trash talk  is hosting 2 meetings next week for recycling enthusiasts living in West End or Mount Pleasant multi-unit residential buildings.

Come to one of the following meetings in May to learn more about how to start up a food scraps recycling initiative in your own building, meet like minded folks in your community, and share engagement strategies to involve your neighbours in recycling.

Note that free childminding is available, please register as soon as possible.

Two Dates:

Registration Link

For information, visit our website: vancouver trash talk

1365 Burnaby Development

The City has received a Development Application from Amanat Architect to develop a new 6 storey, 21 unit residential rental building with 2 levels of underground parking accessed from Burnaby Street.

Further information on this project can be found by clicking on the link below:

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West End All Candidates Debate: April 25

A collective of West End community groups, including WERA, are working together to host an All Candidates Debate for the BC election.

Mark your calendars!

April 25, from 7-9pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 1155 Thurlow.



Celebrate Earth Day in Stanley Park

Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated every year with events across Canada and the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection and action, and now has never been a more important time to get involved.

On Sunday, April 21, Vancouverites can learn more about local ecology and take environmental action by heading over to Stanley Park where Stanley Park Ecology Society is putting on two community events.

A family-friendly interpretative Earth Day walk with a focus on forest ecosystems and their role in creating a healthy planet takes place at 10 am-12 noon. Meet at the Stanley Park Nature House, under the viewing plaza on Lost Lagoon (north end of Alberni Street).  Participation is free.

If you want to get involved in taking hands-on action with other volunteers to conserve Stanley Park’s native biodiversity from alien invasive plant species, meet SPES at the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion at 12:30 pm for a 2 ½ hour outdoor event. For this particular event we ask you to pre-register by Friday, April 19; or 604-718-6547. The event is free and all tools are supplied.   Wear sturdy shoes and long pants.

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Want to help grow the urban forest? Get a tree from the TreeKeepers

treesWEWRThe TreeKeepers Program is now offering discounted trees is six pilot neighbourhoods and the West End is one of the selected communities. One can obtain a discounted tree by register at TreeKeepers. TreeKeepers is a Greenest City 2020 program to plant more trees on private property. Partners include Tree City, the EYA, The City of Vancouver, The Vancouver Foundation and you, if you choose to plant a tree.

Residents of the West End must pre-register and pre-pay online at TreeKeepers. Choose from a selection of 10 tree species, including varieties suitable for small spaces such as balconies. Prices are $10 for trees in small pots and $20 for fruit tees in larger 5-gal containers. Trees will be included in the TreeKeepers database and monitored in the future by Citzen Forester volunteers. All trees paid for must be picked up on the distribution day:

West End Community Centre
870 Denman St.
Saturday May 4
2pm – 4 pm

Trashtalk Project Seeks Recycling Champions

Trashtalk Project Seeks Recycling Champions

316px-oscar-ggdDo you live in an apartment or condo in Mount Pleasant or the West End? Do you want to recycle your food scraps? Do the words “neighbour engagement” and “composting” get you jazzed up?

Then we need you for a unique project that seeks recycling champions to take the lead in creating innovative food scraps and other recycling programs for residents in multi-family buildings. 

With leadership from the Mount Pleasant and Gordon Neighbourhood Houses and the Recycling Council of BC, this is your chance to make a difference!

For project details and information about how to get involved, visit the Trashtalk website: