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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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The Fifteenth Element

Scientists are developing technologies to recover phosphorus, but they face barriers, including a lack of awareness of the problem.

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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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Access Gallery

A Vancouver art gallery sends new artists across the Pacific on a cargo ship to foster their creativity.

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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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Preserving Chinatown

An investigation into the ongoing housing crisis of Vancouver’s Chinatown and Downtown East Side, and the groups trying to solve it.

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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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The Repair Economy

Re-using and recycling old technology is just the first step in reducing the environmental impacts of electronic waste in our world.

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The Real Dirt on Laundry

Washing synthetic fabrics in conventional washing machines is adding harmful microplastics to the world’s oceans.

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Sustainable Fashion

Fashion Designer Nicole Bridger talks about the importance of sustainable fashion in this one-on-one interview.

Growing Alternatives

From mushroom surfboards to bamboo bicycles and hemp beer: once futuristic, eco-friendly alternatives are available now.

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Palm Futures

Many people are familiar with the problems with manufacturing palm oil, but don’t realize that avoidance isn’t the answer. Consumers must understand their own purchasing power, and force companies to provide a sustainable alternative.

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Small Spaces, Big Questions

As real estate costs grow ever higher, owning your own home can seem impossible. But the tiny home trend proves that with a little work and a lot of ingenuity, small-scale living is a viable alternative.

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