Environmental Awareness Committee

Rehabilitation of False Creek

A century ago, False Creek was a toxic mess. Today, aquatic creatures from herring to whales are coming back, thanks to efforts such as the newly built Habitat Island.
Now it’s time to determine the next steps in this remarkable transformation. Check out this video from Sustainable Region TV:

Links: (http://vancouver.ca/olympicvillage/habitatisland.htm)  (http://www.ec.gc.ca/pbjo-bpog/default.asp?lang=En&n=5F0CA7DE-1)

Source: One Day Vancouver enews, March 2012

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Charge And Go Vancouver electric vehicle infrastructure trial

Going Electric

On February 22, the City launched an $800,000 Charge And Go Vancouver electric vehicle infrastructure trial, which will see at least 67 chargers for use at home, work and ‘on-the-go’ installed by the end of 2013.  The trial, funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (via funding from the Government of Canada), the Province of BC, BC Hydro and the City will help us better understand installation needs and the suitability of different sites while increasing the opportunity for electric vehicle owners to charge their rides.

Source: One Day Vancouver monthly email of March 2012

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Hitler not a Vegetarian, according to new book!

Excerpts from Loose Cannons: 101 myths, mishaps, and misadventures of military history, by Graeme Donald. 1st US publishing in 2011, UK 2009;
“Contrary to general opinion, Hitler was neither the vegetarian nor the teetotaler touted by Joseph Goebbels, who wished to project the image of a revolutionary ascetic. It is true that his doctors put him on a low-meat diet from time to time, but this was to reduce his excessive flatulence and profuse sweating.

Immediately after the death of his beloved Geli he frequently professed an abhorrence of meat, but Dione Lucas, a chef who used to prepare Hitler’s meals when he dined in Hamburg in the 1930’s, wrote in her Gourmet Cooking School Book: “I do not mean to spoil your appetite for stuffed squab, but you might be interested to know that it was a great favorite with Hitler, who dined at the Hotel often. Let us not hold that against this fine recipe, though.”

Both Robert Payne’s Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (1973) and J. H. Toland’s Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography (1976) mention his fondness for Bavarian hams and sausage, and Albert Speer’s memoirs mention Hitler’s insistence on a well stocked meat locker in his bunker.”

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WWF’s Earth Hour March 31st, 2012

Also from FitCity’s March 2012 newsletter…
Uniting people to protect the planet
There are many things that divide people: gender,
nationality, race, political and religious beliefs
to name a few. But when it comes to fighting
climate change, it doesn’t matter who we are or
where we’re from – we’re all on the same team.
That’s important because to tackle an issue as
big as climate change, the planet needs us all.
There’s more to WWF’s Earth Hour than
switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s
about giving people a voice and working together
to create a better future for our planet. More than
5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide
switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011
alone, sending a powerful message for action on
climate change.
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and
governments around the world will unite for Earth
Hour. Plan to turn out your lights on Saturday
March 31 between 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

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E-Cycle Electric Vehicles - DEALS AND DISCOUNTS

DEALS AND DISCOUNTS, from the FitCity Nesletter (chrome://ietab2/content/reloaded.html?url=http://citywire.city.vancouver.bc.ca/hr/ehs/services/fitcity/site/archives/FitCity.pdf)
E-Cycle Electric Vehicles
E-Cycle Electric Vehicles, Vancouver’s leader in urban electric transportation including bicycles and electric scooters, is offering all CoV
employees the opportunity to save 10% off electric bikes and scooters, as well as 15% off accessories. With FREE PARKING in Vancouver
for electric scooters at 100+ green-topped meters and white painted zones, getting around the City on an E-Cycle couldn’t be more convenient,
green -or fun! To receive this discount please show proof of employment. For more info on the discount or their products, please email
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 604.732.3111.

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