Sustainable Community Breakfast (North Shore)

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. Please check the web site often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Managing Food Waste from Food Businesses
In 2015, food scraps will be banned from the garbage throughout the Metro Vancouver region. What does this mean for restaurants and other food businesses? Learn how food businesses are managing food waste, and how good things can happen when it’s diverted from the garbage. Speakers include Stever Harpur, founder and president of Earth Renu; Todd Jeannotte, Director, Catering & Conference Services and Chair, Green Committee – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Stuart Lilley, Manager, Feedstock Supply – Enterra; Jaclyn McPhadden, Sustainability Consultant – RecycleSmart Solutions; and Erin Nichols, Manager – Community Angel Food Runner. The next presentation takes place Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Hall, 170 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver. Click here to register.

Social Media Baffles Builders, Architects And Designers

By Michael Bleby, Business Review Weekly
November 18, 2013

More businesses in the building, architecture and design trades think social media is important to their livelihood than did a year ago. That’s not surprising. What is more surprising, perhaps is that a greater proportion of those businesses are unsure how to use social media to their benefit than was the case 12 months ago. The results of a survey by industry publisher Infolink paint the picture of businesses that know they need to harness this new medium, but which are throwing their hands up in increasing numbers. More …

AIBC Gallery: 2013 AIBC Architectural Awards

AIBC Gallery: #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Winners and other submissions for the 2013 AIBC Architectural Awards will be available for viewing again from January 14, 2014. The exhibit showcases the best in B.C. architecture, encompassing more than 60 submissions garnered across three award categories: The Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture; The AIBC Innovation Award; and the AIBC Special Jury Award. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Click here to view this year’s award recipients.