Go Green or Go Home

BikesNike and Microsoft are leading the Climate Change Fight, but Apple and Amazon are lagging behind according to data collected by Climate Counts.

I hope whomever decides to buy Vancouver’s most expensive, $18 million condo likes to throw wild parties. It’s across the street and at the same height as my apartment, so I’ll have a great view. What do you get for $18 million? “7,000 square feet (plus a guest suite on the second floor) with double-height ceilings, a private, four-car garage and two additional parking spots, a boat slip and a private elevator that stops only at the guest rooms and the penthouse.”

By deciding to work at Business Objects instead of Microsoft, I increased my life expectancy by 2 years! Something to do with the healthier lifestyles in Vancouver compared to Seattle. “British Columbians lead residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest in health and life expectancy, living longer than people in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, says a new report from a Seattle think tank…But that could change if the province proceeds with plans to twin the Port Mann Bridge and build more roads as part of its Gateway Project, he added. The report also notes there has been a slow but steady increase in poverty in B.C.” One more reason to kill the Gateway Project.

A group of Vancouver restaurants have banded together to start Green Table – a coalition of food services companies dedicated to becoming more sustainable. “Some day we’ll all look back and refer to Styrofoam as a curse word. And I hope I’m around to witness it.”

Lastly, Giant Critical Mass is only 1 week away! Not everyone is happy that thousands of cyclists are set to take over Vancouver’s main steets on the Friday before the Canada Day Long Weekend. I’m thrilled. “Factor in an increasing awareness of the environmental impact of driving versus cycling, and, to some, it’s become more than a matter of common courtesy — it’s an indicator of a person’s ethical makeup.” Situation: Critical

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