Zero Waste 2040

"Zero Waste 2040

Our vision is for Vancouver to be a zero waste community by 2040.
To reduce and ultimately stop disposing of solid waste in landfills or incinerators, as a city we will:

Conserve resources
Prevent waste of all types, including wasted food at all points between farm and table
Compost inedible food or convert it into fuel
Repair and maintain products and materials to extend their lives
Share, reuse, and refurbish products and materials before recycling them"

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Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival

The 3rd annual Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival will be held from July 28 to July 31st on unceded Coast Salish Territory, in Squamish, BC – just 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver!

Blessed Coast 2017 offers a curated line-up of ground-breaking local and international Artists, DJs and Producers, including 3-time Juno Award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo, Juno nominee Adham Shaikh and 3-time Grammy Award winner Chin Injeti, former member of A Tribe Called Red, DJ Shub, Ayla Nereo and more. To view this year’s exciting roster of Artists, please visit our Artists page: 2017 Artists

Blessed Coast also hosts BC’s favourite Yoga Teachers, Speakers and Wisdom Keepers in our Yoga Shala and Workshop spaces. These classes and workshops will take place in breathtaking surroundings, with 360° views of snow-capped mountains. Our festival is both family and eco-friendly. This year’s event is 100% powered by renewable energy, and features solar-powered sound stages! Cheekye Ranch is an amazing 88-acre property in the heart of the Squamish Valley, and offers Riverside and Meadow Camping.

Working with lineage-holding Coast Salish elders to bring the ancient ways of communal ceremony into the modern context of celebration is an important part of what we do and how we differ from other festivals. In our work with these elders, each of our staff and guests is acting on behalf of their own ancestry in this co-creation of culture. To see what attendees had to say about Blessed Coast 2016, visit: Blessed Coast Reviews 2016

We invite you to join us for this 3-day celebration of this beautiful coastal community. RV and Car Camping Available. Group and Tent Camping spaces are limited, so book yours fast. Day Passes are available. KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE. We also provide a full schedule of Children’s entertainment and family activities. For Ticket Pricing and Details visit our secure Tickets page: Blessed Coast Tickets

We look forward to seeing you on the Cheekye Ranch in July!

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Vancouver’s Zero Waste Market rebrands as Nada, prepares launch of first brick-and-mortar store

"The company carries regionally sourced food and household items, including coffee beans, soap, dry goods, and “ugly produce”, in bulk. This eliminates the need for unnecessary waste, helping to divert plastic and packaging from landfills and oceans."

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Top 13 Things to do this Weekend in Vancouver: June 9 – 11

"What a cultured city we are, not only are their naked bike rides and beach parties, we’ve got shakespearean versions of Star Wars! Basically, anything you could ever want is available this weekend in Vancouver… We’ve pulled out a few of the highlights for this weekend from the full monthly listings, so take a look at some of the excellent events happening below."

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Ideas to Refresh

"You are sitting at your desk feeling overwhelmed. It is time to recharge the batteries. But what should you do? We have compiled a list of things to do and see.

We’ve broken down the ’67 things’ into subsections to suit a variety of interests. Have we covered everything there is to do? No, not a chance. But this guide will offer inspiration to dig into both off-the-beaten-track gems and tried-and-true B.C. highlights. We hope this helps you recharge!"

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June Events in Metro Vancouver

"June is here and so is summer! The month kicks off with Hats Off Day at Burnaby Heights on June 3rd, where tens of thousands of festival goers can enjoy free family fun along 10 car free blocks of Hastings. Miss604 is also pleased to sponsor Vancouver Mini Maker Faire June 10th & 11th, as well as Surrey Doors Open on June 17th, and the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards on June 26th. Look for all of these events and more."

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Foodbank’s ‘absolutely stunning’ landfill diversion program expanding across B.C.

"The Food bank estimates that the Food Share program costs about $200,000 per year and helped divert around $5 million worth of food waste from landfills in 2016 alone."

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Free Events in Vancouver this June, 2017

"Top Free Events in June

In June top free events include street festivals like Burnaby’s Hats off Day, Car Free Days on Main Street and in the West End, Italian Day on the Drive, and Greek Day on Broadway.

Free festivals in June also include West Vancouver Community Day, North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Days, Aboriginal Day Celebrations, TD Jazz Festival events, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival and the list goes on! So many fantastic free things to do!"

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PNE 2017: Summer Concerts

The 2017 PNE Summer Night Concerts series lineup includes:

Saturday, Aug. 19 – Mother Mother
Sunday, Aug. 20 – Billy Currington
Tuesday, Aug. 22 – The Pointer Sisters
Wednesday, Aug. 23 – High Valley
Thursday, Aug. 24 – ZZ Top
Friday, Aug. 25 – Chicago
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Colin James
Sunday, Aug. 27 – Huey Lewis and The News
Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – The B-52s
Thursday, Aug. 31 – The Doobie Brothers
Friday, Sept. 1 – Rick Springfield
Saturday, Sept. 2 – The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Sunday, Sept. 3 – iHeartRadio Beach Ball (concert lineup to be announced shortly)
Monday, Sept. 4 – iHeartRadio Beach Ball (concert lineup to be announced shortly)

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Clothing Swap, This Sunday!

Unload clothing that no longer inspires you, pick up a few items that make you look slick, leftovers donated to charity, keep stuff out of landfills and connect with your community while doing it all.

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