For the 8th year in a row, Recycled Runway in Boulder, Colorado, featured young designers who created fashion designs out of found and recycled materials to stunning effect. This is haute couture at its most sustainable. 

How to create new nature reserves
by  Dr Adrian Cooper

Care for our Veterans: by Jason Robinson

" I would likely not be here today,

if it was not for the Canadian and American armed forces,

because I'm Jewish and I would have been killed by Hitler "

Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Accent Inns founder, Terry Farmer, wins prestigious Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
After handing over the reins of the family business, Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, to his daughter Mandy Farmer in 2008, some might have expected Terry Farmer would move on to a relaxing retirement. That however, was not the case.

Thanks to his boundless energy and enthusiasm, Terry has continued to dedicate time and effort around town determined to make Victoria BC an even better place.

Employee: I would prefer a higher income that allows me to contribute to solving social and environmental issues within my community, rather than having my employer making those kinds of decisions for me.

If you're in HR, you may at some time in the near future be tasked with integrating corporate social responsibility ("CSR") initiatives. How would you respond to the employee in the statement above? Will you try to convince him or her of the benefits of CSR? or would you prefer to skip the subject altogether?

This is my first blog post, so please bear with me while i figure out my writing style and how to be more proficient at this. 


AME BC Roundup 2015

By Jason Robinson

The overarching message of this year’s Association for Mineral Exploration of BC’s ("AME BC") annual Roundup conference was one of collaboration and engagement; all parties seemingly wanting to find a way forward to rekindle the fire of opportunities for the mining industry and the BC provincial economy.

It's 06:00 on November 11, 2014 in Vancouver, BC CANADA.  A group of men are meeting for breakfast at the Denny’s restaurant on Broadway as they have for almost 20 years now.  The men range in age from children as young as 6 to men who have been long since retired. Some of the men are here for the first time, and other have been meeting here on this day and time for more than a decade. They share of recollections of years gone by and reminisce of the men they used to know who have passed on to the paradise above.

The Marpole Museum Historical Society (MMHS) held its inaugural "Massive Garage Sale" on Saturday May 24th, 2014 - with 30 vendors and their nearly new treasures available for reuse. One attendee remarked; "this event reminds me of the giant flea markets they had years ago at the drive-in-theatre's - only with way better stuff for sale".

The SOS Children's Village British Columbia with the support of the Rotary Club of Richmond - held it's 6th annual SOS Children's Village Run and Walk on Sunday May 25th, 2014.  The Richmond Olympic Speedskating Oval provided the perfect setting for the run; an opportunity to get fit, support the SOS Children's Village British Columbia, and connect with local community service organizations and volunteer opportunities.