TD Canada Trust presents the 6th annual Davie Day, a celebration of the history, culture, creativity, beauty and fun of Vancouver’s West End. This community festival sees Davie Street closed to traffic between Burrard and Broughton, making room for two performance stages, roaming entertainers, exhibitors and more. A lineup of local and international talent keeps the party going with song, dance and cultural acts that excite and inspire. Face painters, balloon artists and an interactive kid zone entertain little celebrants. A Green Zone engages environmentalists young and old with activities that make a difference. Food kiosks, extended patios, street vendors, artisans and local merchants offer a taste of the West End’s flavours and finds. A heritage zone offers a peek into the history of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.
In the beginning, happyfrog.ca was created to help green-minded citizens find businesses and organizations which fit their values and displayed the results sorted by proximity to conserve transportation resources.
Then, happyfrog invited the public to add reviews to the thousands of listings, as well as engage in a community Q&A project to share tips and solve problems.
Now, all the "frogs" can auto-magically share their green favourites with the public with Myhappyfrog with a unique address to share with friends.
Members can now see all the reviews, questions & answers, and blog posts they've submitted so far via a personal address which looks something like this: http://happyfrog.ca/user/daveo
Share favourite green bizes and orgs
Members can add any listing as a "favourite" to share their preferred coffee shop, yoga studio, or organic market with the public and then add a badge to their blog or site to let people know about their happyfrog page.
May 15 | BCIT Burnaby, Town Hall D, Burnaby | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Free
Ready to make those much needed energy-efficient home upgrades? Planning a home reno? Learn green remodelling 101 and discover what it takes to live lighter on the earth. With guest speaker Dan from Greenworx and others. Moderated by Lindsdey Davis. Presented by BCIT. For a full listing of over 20 events and inspiring actions under the 30 day long, 30 Days “umbrella” from April 22 to May 21, visit www.30days.ca.
YOUNG CONDO SELLER INSPIRED TO GIVE 10% OF HIS REAL ESTATE PROFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENT!
Nathaniel Brown, a young 25-year old condo owner in Kitsilano has decided that he wants to make a difference and help the environment. But he doesn’t want to just make a small difference; He is donating a full 10% of the profits he will be receiving on the sale of his condo (which should amount to $15,000) to local environmental groups.
This action was inspired when Nathaniel came across Vancouver's "Green" Realtor Sayo Nickerson of ReMax Real Estate Services who currently donates 10% of her net revenues from real estate sales to three local environmental groups. "I care about the environment and want to make a difference too" says Brown. "Seeing how Sayo does it showed me I could do the same!"
Brown’s property is a penthouse 2 bedroom 2-bathroom suite currently listed at $524,900. The first Open Houses will be this weekend on Saturday from 1-3 pm and Sunday from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Come have a look and enjoy complimentary snacks at 401-1990 Dunbar St. (at the corner of West 4th Ave.)
May 1 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | Free | BCIT Burnaby, Town Hall D, Burnaby
Are you tired of chucking your values at the office door? Wishing your office would "go green" already? Don't delay - be a leader! This cafe will give you the inspiration, motivation, and tools you need to create your own Green Team at work. Be the change you want to see. Featuring Eric Randall, green pioneer and President of Vancouver-based Next Level Games (www.nextlevelgames.com ), Sandra Henson, Environmental Co-ordinator, Ministry of Labour and Citizens Services and Akua Schatz of David Suzuki Foundation (www.davidsuzuki.org/NatureChallenge ). 30 Days’ Sustainability Cafes feature key, business and sustainability environmental leaders in an interactive panel setting. Presented by BCIT. For a full listing of over 20 events and inspiring actions under the 30 day long, 30 Days “umbrella” from April 22 to May 21, visit www.30days.ca .
For one of my day-job projects, I am rallying together a rag-tag team of social media makers to create a tasty batch of social media at the EPIC Sustainabile Living Expo next weekend. Bloggers, podcasters, photographers, and vid-makers are all invited to participate in making compelling content while hanging out with an eclectic variety of citizen journalists at a really entertaining event at Canada Place.
See below for the relevant details including how to get in touch.
Another eclectic mix of vendors and practitioners filled the vast hall at Canada Place with booths offering healing, nourishments, comfort and knowledge. The happyfrog bloggers were on the scene to document the diligent entrepreneurs going "all in" to help us eat better and feel healthier.
After years of visiting eco-minded events at Canada Place and creating grassroots media coverage, it is a treat to see the combination of traditional practices and continued innovation on display with such vigor. While exploring the booths and speaking to the entrepreneurs behind each enterprise, I considered the importance of helping them "get the word out" about their services and wares.
VANCOUVER - January 23, 2008 - A Granville Island shop specializing in organic fabric fashions was a bit surprised when a photographer, a contest winner and a guy with a cheque for $500 came into her store, Organix. While hardly a lotto windfall, all that was missing from the scene was the giant cheque and the confetti!
The contest, promoted by newly-launched BC Green Directory happyfrog.ca, encouraged site members to review green-minded businesses and organizations listed in the comprehensive website. Each quality review resulted in an entry to win the loot to spend at any one happyfrog.ca listed shop, service or charity.