Posted by: VPSN | September 23, 2010

Greening Vancouver – October 1 Idea Slam


Wouldn’t you know it? We’ve been having email problems of late. All the more reason for us to announce our impending switchover to new newsletter technology. More on that shortly.

In the meanwhile, we wanted to draw your attention to one very cool event we’re collaborating on next Friday. Hope you can join us!

Friday, October 1 – Greenest City Idea Slam

We’re very pleased to announce our latest collaboration with the City of Vancouver and SFU’s City Program: a “Dragon’s Den”-style event that showcases some of the top ideas from the City’s Greenest City project.

If Vancouver is going to be the greenest city in the world it will need to capitalize off of the creative talents of a whole lot of people and a whole lot of new ideas. The Greenest City Idea Slam will be hosted by CBC’s Bill Richardson and will feature a blue ribbon panel of experts, artists and creative minds dialoguing and debating the top ideas that citizens have come up with in the “Talk Green To Us” forum. (You can vote for your favourite ideas on the website –

This is a great chance to see an idea jam on some of the coolest urban sustainability concepts presently in circulation… and have a darn good time in the process.

The panel event will take place at the SFU Woodward’s Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre. Poet laureate Brad Cran and musicians Veda Hille and Maria in the Shower will among event animators while Jaime Kowal and Ryan Tomkinson will share art and photography. And that’s just the beginning of the fun. The public are encouraged to attend but must register for the event as space is limited:

This won’t be your regular panel discussion. Sign up now and plan to attend!

:: Want more info? Visit the Talk Green To Me website –

Call for Artists and Creatives – Illustrate Our Transformation into the Greenest City

Are you an aspiring artist, designer or photographer? The good folks at Green the City will be presenting a variety slide show of “Green City” themes as part of the aforementioned Oct 1 Greenest City event. They’ve got a call out for some artistic expertise and are looking for images that riff off of the theme “Where have we come from and where are we going?” Share your images and visual creations (archival mash-ups, conceptual renderings, photoshop madness… documenting Vancouver’s green past, present and future).

It’s easy to participate. Check out this month’s assignment below, and submit your images and artwork to The top-notch work that you submit will be broadcast live as part of the event!

:: To send in your work – submit [at]


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