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.
- Wed May 8, 2013, 7-8:30pm at Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton St)
- Sat May 11, 2013 from 2-3:30pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 E. Broadway)
For information, visit our website: vancouver trash talk
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:
The West End Community Centre hosts the 8th annuual visual art show & sale on:
- Friday, May 10 (opening gala) 7-9pm
- Saturday, May 11, 10am-4:30pm
- Sunday, May 12 10am-3pm
Gordon Neighbourhood House is hosting, for the first time, a community potluck on Earth Day. Everyone is invited!
April 22 from 5:30-7:30pm at 1019 Broughton St.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-718-6547. The event is free and all tools are supplied. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants.
For more details go to www.stanleyparkecology.ca/events
The 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
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: vancouvertrashtalk.wordpress.com