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Stephanie Taylor

A Better Measure of Success

How three Vancouver women are changing business for the better through environmental and social sustainability.

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Travelling in a New Direction

Community-based tourism is a responsible way to travel, preserving a destination community’s culture and environment.

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A Community Prepared

The tight-knit community of Anacla prepares for a predicted earthquake; can neighbouring communities learn from them?

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On the Rise

Green roofs are on the rise for their environmental benefits and their ability to bring communities together.

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Taking the Heat

BC’s worst wildfire season on record brought out the best efforts of firefighters despite the challenges.

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Don’t Feed the Whale Sharks

Tourists in the Philippines who feed whale sharks unknowingly harm the very creature they had come to see.

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What About the Salmon Sharks?

A seasoned Alaskan diver highlights the need for more information about salmon shark populations and their conservation.

Scientist Faces Fallout

Death threats have not deterred a scientist from reporting data about negligible Fukushima radiation on the BC coast.

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New Roots

UBC Forestry teaches skills to Chinese transfer students in an investment that has benefited BC’s forest industry.

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Conferring with the Conifers

Conifer trees in the forests of British Columbia use different survival tactics to deal with wildfire.

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A Fitting Solution

Many used items of clothing are simply tossed into the garbage, but this does not have to happen.

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A Greener Path

The most appealing trails seem untouched, but as more people hike those trails, more damage is left behind.

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Supertrees

Singapore’s huge Supertrees blend innovative technology and natural greenery, creating spectacular views from both ground and treetop.

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To Bee or Not to Bee

With minuscule tracking devices glued to their backs, bees are valuable research subjects to psychologists studying memory and learning.

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Going Strawless

Local grassroots organizations aim to reduce wasteful plastic straw usage in the bar and restaurant industry.

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Rethink Re-Use

Despite challenges, Vancouver residents and businesses are finding ways to successfully curb their plastic consumption.

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Death in Bloom

Environmentally friendly burial options are offering people the chance to carry their environmental ethics beyond the grave.

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Down the Amazon

Iquitos, Peru is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure exploring the Amazon’s villages, exotic plants, and animals.

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Grow Your Own

Taproot, Kauai, is a farming community that supplies herbs, spices, and exotic fruits and vegetables to adventurous chefs.

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Plastic Oceans

The continued growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is motivating advocates to find innovative ways to clean it up.

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Urban Homesteader

With a few inexpensive, eco-friendly lifestyle changes, helping Mother Nature has never been so easy. Here are a few options to consider adopting in your everyday life.

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Turning the Tides

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program educates and empowers consumers to make sustainable seafood purchasing decisions, easily.

Fresh Seafood at WildTale Coastal Grill

By skillfully showcasing the ocean’s bounty, this dining spot is quickly becoming a Vancouver favourite.

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Future Harvests

Innovative UBC program provides a new generation of farmers with agricultural education and hands-on experience.

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