Vancouver is alive with innovation, creative minds, and great examples of sustainability being put into practice. From solar panels to oil powered cars, and tiny house community centres - you'd think you were living the dream if it wasn't for the rain and high cost of living.  But there are lots of folks who are reducing, reusing, recycling, and rethinking how they do everything creating new possibilities to solve even the toughest challenges combining knowledge from the past and the goals for the future into real sustainability - today!

So you want to save money, look great AND help others less fortunate than you?
Ok here's the solution....ditch the mall and get your clothes at thrift shops!

As someone who has just moved to Canada, I've had to become incredibly frugal and have found a few ways to accomplish all of these objectives. Hold on a tick, before you scream "NO WAY!!" at your pc, let's dispel some common misconceptions.

1." I would never wear clothes that someone else has worn!"

City of Swift Current landfill (Photo credit: City of Swift Current)

TrashStock Festival is a festival under the theme "Musik, Artistik, Plastik" which integrates a number of components who actively voice their love towards the environment through forms of art and music performances, combined with various attractive shapes of creativity delivered through the media of visual art, installations, photography, music performances, and more, while staying within the theme of environmental awareness.

Global warming messages from the students and teachers of the Tushita Foundation, on what we can do and why we should care.

“We can help educate our families and communities about the importance of recycling for our environment, and how each of us can make a difference for a better world by recycling.” (Robert Alan Silverstein)

My name is Zee Kesler and I am building a tiny house! And you can too!
I am in the beginning stages of planning a tiny house building workshop this summer as a 2 part community art project/workshop. The house will be made from entirely salvaged materials with the help of a team(that's you)!  
Upon competition, the house will be used as a "Maker Residency" ie: a sort of all encompassing creative community space offering free workshops to the public in all things DIY.