Cool Thing We Want #369: A Strong $9 Bicycle Made From Recycled Cardboard

Cool Thing We Want #369: A Strong $9 Bicycle Made From Recycled Cardboard

by Claudia Chan | A $9 bicycle made out of recyclable cardboard sounds almost unfathomable, but not to Israeli designer Izhar Gafni, who spent three years developing the idea. Take a look at his creation, a bike called The Alfa.

GREENLIGHT: On Just How Easy It Is To Raise Chickens In The Heart Of Vancouver

GREENLIGHT: On Just How Easy It Is To Raise Chickens In The Heart Of Vancouver

by Claudia Chan | While backyard chickens are relatively new in Vancouver, they’re just a feathered facet of normality in many countries. In my travels, I recall being woken up by the cock-a-doodling of roosters (against the blaring of prayers)

GREENLIGHT: So Let’s Say It’s A Few Days Before Christmas And You Need Gift Ideas

GREENLIGHT: So Let’s Say It’s A Few Days Before Christmas And You Need Gift Ideas

by Claudia Chan | If you’re still putting together a few last minute gifts here at the tail end of the holiday countdown, allow me to throw a few green-inspired ideas at you… 1. Get in on a CSA box (Community-supported

HEADS UP: The Rio Theatre Hosting Inter-Generational Dialogue On Power & Energy

HEADS UP: The Rio Theatre Hosting Inter-Generational Dialogue On Power & Energy

by Claudia Chan | There’s some good conversation going down this Tuesday, December 11th at the Rio Theatre. Gen Why Media is hosting the third night in a series called Bring Your Boomers. It’s an inter-generational dialogue that aims to

GREENLIGHT: Inside The Tiny “Athena Atelier” Pop-Up In Gastown’s Parking Spot

GREENLIGHT: Inside The Tiny “Athena Atelier” Pop-Up In Gastown’s Parking Spot

by Claudia Chan | Local designer Athena Theny has set up shop in a 120 square foot space on the southeast corner of Cordova and Carrall. The space is the revolving pop-up host cGREalled Parking Spot. It’s a small showcase room

GREENLIGHT: “The Soap Dispensary” Set To Celebrate Their 1st Anniversary On Main

GREENLIGHT: “The Soap Dispensary” Set To Celebrate Their 1st Anniversary On Main

by Claudia Chan | It’s good – though sad – to remember that plastic doesn’t really disappear when you throw it out. There’s a lot of it, and seeing that it doesn’t biodegrade, every piece of it ever made still

GREENLIGHT: Talking Shop With “Eco Fashion Week” Founder Myriam Laroche

GREENLIGHT: Talking Shop With “Eco Fashion Week” Founder Myriam Laroche

by Claudia Chan | I recently had the chance to go shopping with the very stylish Myriam Laroche, president and founder of Eco Fashion Week. We went around to some of her favourite stores in town (Deluxe Junk and Community Thrift

GREENLIGHT: Out Foraging For Wild Foods With Tyler Gray Of “Mikuni Wild Harvest”

GREENLIGHT: Out Foraging For Wild Foods With Tyler Gray Of “Mikuni Wild Harvest”

by Claudia Chan with photos by Michelle Sproule | In our beautiful woods the wild things grow. What many of us urbanites easily forget, however, is that that same abundance thrives with edible plants and fungi. We depended on this wild

HEADS UP: The Vancouver Public Library Is In The Midst Of A Massive Used Book Sale!

HEADS UP: The Vancouver Public Library Is In The Midst Of A Massive Used Book Sale!

by Claudia Chan | Looking for some good books to curl up with in this cold and rainy Fall weather? The Vancouver Public Library is having a massive book sale and its already started. Books were going for 75 cents

Seen In Vancouver #406: Growing Chefs’ “From Farms To Forks” Good Times At PICA

Seen In Vancouver #406: Growing Chefs’ “From Farms To Forks” Good Times At PICA

by Claudia Chan | It’s not often that one gets to witness a chef in action when dining in a restaurant. This past Sunday night however, Growing Chefs! invited their guests for an exclusive look behind the scenes at their

GREENLIGHT: Local Company “Patch” Brings Urban Gardening Inside The Home

GREENLIGHT: Local Company “Patch” Brings Urban Gardening Inside The Home

by Claudia Chan | The city feels like it’s going through a major growth spurt right now, a green one that is. More than ever before, community gardens, urban farms, and front yard plots are popping up at the turn

HEADS UP: Get Set To Stuff Your Brains & Faces At The 4th Annual Sustenance Fest

HEADS UP: Get Set To Stuff Your Brains & Faces At The 4th Annual Sustenance Fest

by Claudia Chan | The 4th annual Sustenance Festival is happening at the Roundhouse from October 11th to October 21st. The fest features an exciting lineup of events and workshops that summon community groups, artists and people to partake in Vancouver’s tasty

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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Abbey, The Abigail’s Party Acorn Alibi Room Araxi Ask For Luigi Bambudda Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Beach House Bearfoot Bistro Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe Bel Café Bestie Beta5 Chocolates Biltmore Cabaret Bishop’s Bistro Pastis Bistro Wagon Rouge Bitter Tasting Room Bittered Sling Blacktail Florist Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Bottleneck Bufala Burdock & Co. Butter On The Endive Cadeaux Bakery Café Medina Caffè Artigiano Campagnolo Campagnolo ROMA Cannibal Cafe Chambar Chefs’ Table Society of BC Chewies Oyster Bar Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie  Chicha Chocolate Arts Cibo Trattoria Cinara CinCin Ristorante Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill Commune Cafe Cuchillo Culinary Capers Catering Curious Oyster Catering Co. District Brasserie Diva At The Met Doi Chaang Coffee Co. Earnest Ice Cream East Of Main Cafe Edible Canada El Matador Espana Exile Bistro Farm 2 Fork Farmer’s Apprentice Fish Counter Forage Grain Greenhorn Espresso Bar Hapa Izakaya Hart House Harvest Community Foods Hawksworth Restaurant Heirloom Vegetarian Homer Street Cafe & Bar Irish Heather Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Keefer Bar Krokodile Pear L’Abattoir La Buca La Mezcaleria La Pentola La Quercia La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop Lazy Gourmet Les Amis du Fromage Little District Local Philosophy Catering Lolita’s South Of The Border Cantina Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina Lukes General Store Lupo Restaurant Maenam Mamie Taylor’s MARKET by Jean-Georges Matchstick Coffee Roasters Meat & Bread Miku Restaurant Milano Coffee Minami Miradoro Mogiana Coffee Nicli Antica Pizzeria Notturno Nuba Oakwood Canadian Bistro Oyama Sausage Co. Oyster Seafood & Raw Bar Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) Pallet Coffee Roasters Parker, The Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse Pidgin Pink Elephant Thai Pizza Fabrika Pizzeria Farina Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn Pourhouse Prado Cafe Railtown Cafe Rain Or Shine Ice Cream Rainier Provisions Re-Up BBQ Red Wagon, The Revolver Coffee Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Salt Tasting Room Salty Tongue Café Savoury Chef Settlement Building Shameful Tiki Room Shebeen Whisk(e)y House Shelter Sidecut | Four Seasons Whistler Siena Six Acres Spotted Bear Tableau Bar Bistro Tacofino Tapenade Bistro Tavola Terra Breads The Stable House Thierry Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Truffles Fine Foods Two Rivers Specialty Meats Urban Digs Farm Uva Wine Bar Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana West Restaurant Wildebeest Wolf In The Fog YEW seafood + bar

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