AHA MEDIA attended BOB’s Green Inner-City event at Japanese Language School on June 10, 2009

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA attended the following event by BOB 🙂 http://www.bobics.org

Below is text from BOB’s new blog  at http://greeningtheinnercity.ca/

Join the Greening the Inner-city team for the kickoff event for BOB’s Green Inner-city Cluster.  Learn from local green business leaders such as  Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards 

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and Louise Schwarz of the Recycling Alternative on how being green can be a competitive advantage for your organization. 

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Topics covered will include:

  • Marketing Sustainability
  • Greening Your Organization
  • Green Buildings and Green Roofs
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Collaborating to increase efficiency
  • Urban Agriculture

There will be presentations but also peer learning opportunities where attendees can share what has worked most successfully at their own organization.  We are pleased to have Councilor Andrea Reimer giving the opening address.  She is a leader in BC’s environmental movement and a member of the Mayor’s Greenest City Action Team.

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Time Craft Room 3rd Floor w/ Projector Tatami Room 5th Floor
10:00 -10:15 Welcome Address – Andrea Reimer – roof top patio weather permitting
10:15-10:30 TBA
10:30 – 11:30 How can being sustainable give you a competitive advantage? How to market your sustainability practices for maximum benefit?Marketing Green with Toby Barazzuol, Saul Good, and Andrew “Muskie” McKay What we are doing now that is green in our organization?Sharing and learning about greening an organization with Kristina Welch and Maureen Cureton
11:30 – 12:00 <!– What current policies are in place in Vancouver to promote the green economy? What changes is the Greenest City Action Team considering to make Vancouver the Greenest City in the World?Green Policy with Kristina Welch and Kira Gerwing –> TBD How can you reduce and recycle inputs to your products and services? How can we take control of the complete full circle product lifecycle?Wasted – The Shift from Recycling to Zero Waste with Louise Schwarz and Seann Dory
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 How can you grow your own food? How can the inner-city increase its food security and create green jobs? Urban Agriculture with Kristina Welch and Chris Hild What is a green building? Where can I see green architechtural design locally? How can green buildings benefit my organization and the inner-city community?Green Buildings, Green Roofs, and Energy Efficiency with Toby Barazzuol, Morgan McDonald, and Doug Horn
1:00 – 1:30 How can you play a part in creating green jobs in our community and greening the inner-city?Brainstorming Sessions led by Shirley Chan, Andrew “Muskie” McKay and TBA
1:30 – 2:00 Closing Address – Toby Barazzuol and TBD

Toby, the cluster, and Strathcona BIA’s efforts were recently profiled in the Vancouver Courier

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To see 37 photos, please see our Flickr:


  1. June 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    It was great to have AHA Media present at this event. So often the can be great energy when you bring people together, yet it doesn’t translate into the community, beyond the people in the room that day.

    By using the power of images, video and social media, AHA really amplifies the positive changes that are happening in Strathcona and the inner city by letting more people know what’s going on here. That, in turn, draws more interest and support from others.

    BOB’s Greening the Inner City launch was a great step in developing the emerging sustainability community in the downtown eastside, and it’s great that it was recorded for others to see.

  1. June 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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