Could we imagine something different? Think of how much space, clean air, affordable housing and recreational land could be freed up if we all transitioned to electric cars, alternative transport, carsharing and started to dream-up cities that were actually made for their inhabitants and not specifically for their vehicles and the funding of fossil fuel consumption! 'We, however, lack the imagination, political will and common sense to redesign our cities for people instead of for cars and trucks. A city like Vancouver can’t begin to retrofit itself into a network of green, walkable, bike-friendly villages linked by electric buses and streetcars.
All we can do is pack people closer together, give them Skytrain or buses, and resign ourselves to living in a city designed more for cars than for us.' ~ @thetyee The Tyee
Read this full article on the limitations of car friendly urban design at
Wasn't planning any more shots of the #baklava man but then he decided to sell in costume. #thetyee web site had an interesting recent feature about how this former #syrian politician came to be selling #pastry in #vancouverbc
Yesterday Cael and I attended the memorial for this irascible and engaging man, a warrior and champion for environmental stewardship and personal and corporate responsibility. In these troubled times one quote resonates: “The closer a politician’s neck is to your hands, the nearer you/we are to democracy “ RIP Rafe. #CKNW#AM600#commonsensecanada#savehowesound#thesearch#thetyee#socialcreditparty
Welfare rates have not gone up in B.C. since 2007. Despite the recent $100 a month boost to welfare rates, the high cost of living leaves beneficiaries with little money to spare for food. Learn why the boost "won’t even buy an extra cup of coffee each week" on https://thetyee.ca/News/ or by visiting our Facebook/Twitter page.
What will we be eating in 2037? I get lost gazing at this original design by @sandradiazcreative to accompany a piece I co-authored in today's The Tyee. We figured it was important to imagine a good future that we might actually want, and some steps to get there. Thanks for patiently putting up with our quirky requests for flaming Blue Camas, turning the honeybee into a bumble, and adding a chicken at the last minute, Sandra!
For 💁#tags and @'s to enviro-eco info. 🌏
Let's CELEBRATE 'Rivers to Oceans'
Week. June 8th to the 14th 2017.
There are so many things for us to do to help celebrate our #rivers & #oceans , no matter how big or small those actions may seem, the least we can do is try. .
Even just getting out into nature, and being next to a pure water source is healing and when you add that little extra #mindset and give thanks, in your own little way, it will show gratitude...most of us know that 'when gratitude is given it will come back' in unique ways. .
😊💫'Positive - Power' within the 'human mind' is a magnificent tool, utilizes it to do good. .
💁Thanks to the @cwf_fcf #canadianwildlifefederation for helping our #environment in more ways than one.
cwf-fcf.org/rivers-to-oceans-week 💁Thanks to a few new (to me)
#thetyee @thetyee I found them through google water search.
Also, a 📖 by: Joel Solomon 'The Clean Money Revolution' I will be reading as soon as I can. 💁And, supporting #enviromentalvolunteering#enviromentalconservation
conservationist jobs, projects, programs...the skys the limit as the saying goes. 😉 #protecttheenvironment
This weekend we got to do something special with our friends at KnackWorks.ca and @HxBIA.
We opened up late and had a great time creating pumpkin spice candies while discussing the work Knack is doing in the #DTES.
A positive impact in our community is very important to us and Knack is an initiative that puts skills to work for impact-driven companies.
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