Posts tagged eco

Energy Conservation for Renters: Oct 17 2011

This FREE workshop will present simple and cost-effective means for renters to save energy in their homes.  The session will focus on practical steps renters can take to reduce their electricity bills without spending too much money on things that cannot be removed from the apartment or house.  The workshop will include hands-on instruction for some of the recommended actions

  • When
    17 Oct 2011
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location
    Mount Pleasant Community Center
  • Spaces left


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Standard Registration – Variable

Workshop host:

Bob Baxter is SPEC’s Energy Committee chair.  He is also a co-founder and a director of the Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative. Prior to that he ran his own business consulting firm. He teaches a course in renewable energy for Langara College Continuing Studies.


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James looking for plant pots, from little starter pots up to the larger 3 to 20 Gallon plastic plant pots and need them VERY SOON so he can start his container garden!

People can call James at 778-881-7899 and he will come pick them up, or  call him and arrange to drop them off at his house.

For everyone who drops off a load of plant pots big or small, I will gladly give them a couple of FREE plants from my greenhouse consisting of either: Basil, Lettuce, Mustards, Tomatoes or Zucchini’s!

Is it not great to reduce reuse and recycle!

Thank you,


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No impact week! Jan 2 to Jan 8th

I am feeling so happy we were able to sell our “working just fine” stove. Yes Francois and I were vain and purchased a new stove for Christmas.  Our old stove was working fine but Francois is a fan of a ceramic top and it did not match our styling black dishwasher and fridge (that did need replacing a few years ago) I was happy to get 2nd hand.  We did not really need the $25 for the old stove (but saving the $60 disposal cost was nice). The stove is going to where it is wanted and needed and the family is very happy (theirs was on it’s last days).

It has surprised me the last few years how difficult it is to sell or just give away good 2nd hand items, we all want new new new.  This 1st week of 2011 we can all try to have No Impact.

Yes magazine!

or Earth Easy Blog


Feeling a bit less guilty by finding a home for our stove. Good bye stove we loved cooking on you!

Tina @ MOBY

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Food Stuff @ the MOV

Museum of Vancouver has several events this November presented in conjunction with the exhibit Home Grown (on now thru Jan 2). Have a look and please pass this info on to your local food networks.  Thank you.

Home Grown Talk & Tour with Chris Hergesheimer

Thursday, November 4th at 7pm
Chris Hergesheimer, FarmFolkCityFolk Grain Chain Coordinator and owner of The Flour Peddler, discusses
growing local grain and the first grain community shared agriculture (CSA) in the Lower Mainland. Presented by FarmFolkCityFolk. Free with admission.

Family Workshops

Saturday, November 6th, 13th & 20th

Spend a day at the museum getting dirty! Fun food-themed activities for families with kids ages 5-12.  Register your family for a workshop on gardening, backyard chickens or seed saving. Presented by Vancity. $20 per family (up to 4 people) for one workshop, includes admission to the exhibits. MOV family members are free.  Register: 604.736.4431. > workshop details

DTES Kitchen Tables Series

Sunday, November 21st at 1:30pm

Join community activists and food specialists for the discussion Making Food, Making Jobs: Downtown Eastside Residents working in their local food economy. Presented by The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House and the Potluck Café Society. Free with admission.

Food & Beers Series with the authors of The 100-Mile Diet

Thursday, November 25th at 7pm

How Do We Compare To Other Cities? James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, authors of The 100-Mile Diet, share their top ten list of innovative local food projects currently underway in North America . Presented by Tides Canada . Tickets $15, includes admission to the exhibits.

For more information you can contact me or visit

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Starting Nov 6th Winter Market will be @ Nat Bailey Stadium

Event: Winter Farmers Market – Every Saturday – Nat Bailey StadiumThe Winter Farmers Market is on the move! We’ve relocated from the WISE Hall to the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium. This week the market will run every Saturday, 10am – 2pm and will feature a wide array of farm product, meat, cheese and seafood as well as prepared foods, crafts and hot food and beverages on site.

Starts November 6 and continues until April 30.

For more information, interactive market map (coming soon) and more go to or call 604-879-3276

Late harvest tomatoes and greens

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Cool TED talk: The Art of the Eco Mindshift

This is a very interesting TED talk that was forwarded to MOBY a few days ago.  There are so many creative ideas to get us thinking and doing more things for the environment. I am sure by the end of it you will want to be an ‘impatient’ yes an ‘impatient’. I love the idea of the green space in front of fire hydrants. Enjoy

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The Drive by candle light

A bit of a different idea. Save some energy, support some restaurants on the drive….

On the Drive and off the grid!

Every Wednesday evening during Power Smart month (October 6, 13, 20, 27) Commercial Drive restaurants and cafes will turn down the lights. You can dine and drink by candlelight on The Drive. All of the following participating venues will also have a ballot box for you to enter to win a Commercial Drive Power Smart prize package including an accoustic guitar and gift certificates from The Drive. Bold listings are confirmed venues for live acoustic music. Enjoy!

  • Arriva Ristorante Italiano , 1537 Commercial Drive, 604 251 1177
  • Bandidas Taqueria, 2781 Commercial Drive, 604 568 8224
  • Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial Drive, 604 253 4220
  • Bouzyos Greek Taverna, 1815 Commercial Drive, 604 254 2533
  • Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, 604 254 1195
  • Cafe Du Soleil, 1393 Commercial Drive, 604 254 1145
  • Café Roma, 1510 Commercial Drive, 604 215 8801
  • Caffe Amici, 1344 Commercial Drive, 604 255 7879
  • Carthage Café, 1851 Commercial Drive, 604 215 0661
  • Deserts, 905 Commercial Drive, 604 251 4171
  • Di Vino, 1590 Commercial Drive, 604 258 0005
  • Falconetti’s East Side Grill, 1812 Commercial Drive, 604 251 7287
  • Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, 604 251 3473
  • Fet’s Pasta Bar & Grill, 1230 Commercial Drive, 604 255 7717
  • Giancarlo’s Sports Bar, 1865 Commercial Drive, 604 215 9914
  • Havana Restaurant, Gallery & Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, 604 253 9119
  • Isshin Sushi, 1861 Commercial Drive, 604 676-8809
  • Japanese Kitchen, 2054 Commercial Drive, 604 255 5550
  • JJ Bean, 2206 Commercial Drive, 604 254 3723
  • La Rocca Ristorante Italiano, 1565 Commercial Drive, 604 253 1818
  • Latin Quarter Restaurant, 1305 Commercial Drive, 604 251 1144
  • Leiria Café, 1997 Commercial Drive, 604 568 6548
  • Libra Room, 1608 Commercial Drive, 604 255 3787
  • Lombardo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, 120-1641 Commercial Drive, 604 251 2240
  • Me & Julio Modern Mexican Kitchen & Cantina, 2095 Commercial Drive, 604 696 9997
  • Memphis Blues Barbecue House, 1342 Commercial Drive, 604 215 2599
  • Palki, 1130 Commercial Drive, 604 215 1130
  • Rinconcito Salvadoreno Restaurant, 2062 Commercial Drive, 604 879 2600
  • St. Augustine’s, 2360 Commercial Drive, 604 569 1911
  • Stella’s Tap and Tapas Bar, 1187 Commercial Drive, 604 254 2437
  • Stix Noodle & Grill, 903 Commercial Drive, 604 568 6768
  • Sweet Cherubim, 1107 Commercial Drive, 604 253 0969
  • Tandoori Palace, 1439 Commercial Drive, 604 254 8452
  • The Charlatan, 1447 Commercial Drive, 604 253 2777
  • The Pond, 1441 Commercial Drive, 604 618 1627
  • The Reef Caribbean Restaurant, 1018 Commercial Drive, 604 568 5375
  • Timbre Restaurant, 2068 Commercial Drive, 604 215 7515
  • Toby’s Pub & Grill, 2733 Commercial Drive, 604 879 2099
  • Urban Grain Pizza, 1914 Commercial Drive, 604 215 0111
  • WaaZuBee, 1622 Commercial Drive, 604 253 5299
  • Zawa Restaurant, 920 Commercial Drive, 604 255 0470

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