Vancouver has the most sushi restaurants per capita…probably…

Or maybe the most lattes, or yoga studios…..

Do you also want Van to be the greenest city in the world?  Well, what are you going to do about it?!?  The City of Vancouver is looking for your ideas on how to make the city green, join up and leave your thoughts!  My idea?  Make bus tickets optional instead of automatic.  Smart eh?!?

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  1. Ange
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 16:41:39

    I wonder why they made the tickets automatic? Maybe they malfunctioned too often.

    I know it’s harsh but I’d like to see a waste/recycling levy on all individually packaged foods like those single serve yogurts, granola bars, etc and definitely microwave food that comes in a plastic dish. Have you seen those ‘steamers’ microwave dinners?! The extra cost might encourage people to consider alternative options and at the least the money collected could go towards environmental research and action.
    I heard a friend turned their elementary school into a no waste zone. She noticed the kids lunches were all individually packaged; yogurt, veggies, cookies, pudding, drink boxes and rarely did they have reusable containers. Now kids have to take their garbage home with them and they compost on school grounds. This is a fantastic way to teach the kids who in turn will teach their parents and consider alternative options.

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  2. vanchick
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 16:45:10

    The bus driver i asked said it’s because people want them, forget to ask, and then get mad. Once again, douche bags ruin it for all.

    I love the no waste school!!! Brilliant! Packaging is always something i consider and having to pay extra would make me feel not as bad about the few times that i do buy like this. thankfully buying vegan cuts down on this….but i could still do better!

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