Wahoo! We made it through our presentation at the RCBC conference! (and I didn’t throw up.)
I’m actually starting to think I’m passed the puking-before-public speaking stage of my life.
Anyway, after much frantic rehearsing on the 2 hour car ride to Whistler and much sweating at the back of the room waiting for our turn, Grant and I finally got our 20 minutes in the spotlight. Continue reading →
This week we interviewed City Councilor Marvin Hunt for our documentary. He sits on council in Surrey, but is also Chair of the Metro Vancouver Waste Management Committee.
The idea was that we could get a regional perspective on this whole “zero waste” thing that the metro area is flogging while trying to balance the activism undercurrent our film is seeming to lean towards. (Actually, I think the film might be leaning towards an activism-comedy if that is at all possible, but that’s another story.) Continue reading →
I watched this film quite awhile ago, but I think of it often. Michael Reynolds is architect who creates homes out of reused tires and plastic bottles. These amazing “earth ships” in the desert are completely off the grid, require no air conditioning or central heating, and possess a distinctly zero-waste vibe.
The film documents Reynold’s struggles to get his innovative building methods through the American court system of building codes and follows him overseas where countries suffering tsunami damage embrace his technologies.
I can’t imagine houses like these popping up in Vancouver any time soon, but if Michael has his way you just might see these sustainable community clusters spotting the American countryside.
I was at a meeting yesterday when someone mentioned a song that their municipality had used to educate kids about recycling. Ever excited about finding a new song (and video) about waste, I looked it up.
J.P.Taylor actually has a wack of environmental and educational kids’ CD’s (plus $3 from every album of his latest release goes to an environmental charity).
Anyway, this particular song, called “Landfill Blues” is pretty darned catchy. Thank goodness I had that meeting yesterday or I wouldn’t have had a video to share with ya’ll.