Van bottle ban, Van garbage, Polar Bear protesters, Save Burns Bog, and no plastic bags @ Thrifty’s

April 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Posted in environment | Leave a comment

British Columbia B.C. snags top spot in green report card:

British Columbia Sun. April 26 – Join the Pilgrimage: Save Burns Bog- Stop the South Fraser Freeway

British Columbia Thrifty Foods to stop using plastic carry-out bags:

“Thrifty Foods, Greater Victoria’s dominant grocery chain, will stop providing plastic carry-out bags at its stores as of July 22.”

British Columbia Vancouver bans bottled water on city property:

“The bottles will be phased out of all municipal facilities over the next few years. The move is meant to reduce environmental costs, cut solid waste and battle greenhouse-gas emissions”.

British Columbia Polar Bears deliver 10,000 Anti-Gateway Petitions to Premiers office:

polar bear sticking out its tongue

“Activists dressed in polar bear suits delivered petitions collected by the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and the Wilderness Committee to Premier Gordon Campbell’s office”

British Columbia World Al Gore Champions Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax:

“We should tax what we burn, not what we earn. This is the single most important policy change we can make.”Al Gore ice sculpture

Given the debate over British Columbia’s carbon tax, we’re highlighting the opinions of some of the world’s top leaders on climate change solutions and their thoughts on carbon tax policy. And who better to look to than the Nobel prize-winning former US Vice-President Al Gore.

British Columbia Metro Vancouver looks to U.S. for garbage disposal:landfill

Metro Vancouver is expected to push ahead this week with a five-year interim plan to dump the region’s garbage in the U.S. when the Cache Creek landfill closes next year.

The Metro board will vote Friday on a waste management committee recommendation to seek the province’s approval to amend the solid waste management plan.

This would allow Metro to export 600,000 tonnes of waste annually to the U.S. by train until it comes up with an alternative to deal with the region’s waste.

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