Posts Tagged:Vancouver

Many ingredients for a sustainable lifestyle

Here in Vancouver, sustainability is not just a catch-phrase but has become an integral part of people’s daily lives. Therefore, I already visited the three-day EPIC Sustainable Living Expo in the impressive Vancouver Convention Centre on its first day to gain a diverse insight into the various facets of a sustainable lifestyle. During this weekend, more than…

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Jane’s Walk: Exploring your urban neighbourhood

Since 2007 thousands of people meet each year on the first weekend of May to remember the urban thinker, activist and writer Jane Jacobs and to explore their neighbourhood by walking together. Starting in Toronto, the Jane’s walk phenomenon has now spread across North America and the whole world, with more than 600 walks in 85 cities in 19…

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BC’s controversial energy topics: Fracking, tar sands, pipelines and tankers

Last weekend, I have attended an Earth Day panel discussion at the Vancouver Public Library where British Columbia’s most controversial energy topics were discussed. As BC is situated between Alberta’s dirty tar sands in the North and the energy-hungry United States in the South, the negative effects of possible pipeline leaks, tanker accidents and other…

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Oh, Canada!

Tomorrow I will go to Vancouver together with my girlfriend, a Canadian open work permit and some uncertainty but much more thrill of anticipation! I hope that I will be able to observe the political, economic, environmental and societal news in Austria and to comment on them from a different perspective that I am gaining…

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Austrian Cities must become Aarhus

Many Austrian villages like Güssing or Munderfing show us that a transformation of our energy system and climate protection can be pushed on a regional level. In contrast, many of Austria’s bigger cities are still lagging behind. So we might turn to Denmark for some inspiration. The Danish government recently started a comprehensive investment program to make six Danish cities…

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