Earth Day Parade & Festival

Our future depends on the decisions we make today. There is still hope for a greener planet, but that won’t last forever if we don’t take action today. In a snapshot, planet Earth won’t ever be the same again. Don’t bother looking back. At this point there is no going back, because we cannot undo […]

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Are you REaDY?

Some people think that there is nothing they can do to change the world. Others do not think so. Introducing the 6th iteration of the annual Richmond Earth Day Youth (REaDY) Summit! REaDY Summit is a youth-led conference promoting environmental awareness and action by presenting the unique opportunity for participants to be in close contact […]

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Plastic Ocean Pollution

Most people know that there is plastic in the ocean. Yet people don’t really seem to be worried, and quickly underestimate the problem. What many cannot comprehend is the fact that there are more than five trillion tons of plastic particles, that weigh about 268, 940 tons, in the ocean today.  Plastic is not only […]

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An Idea: There Is An Idea Here!

The story of the plastic bottle greenhouse project began with a conference called the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference (VSBSC) in 2016. At the time, I was new to leading my school’s environmental club, so attending this conference with my friend and co-club coordinator, Amanda Luu, made us very eager to jump-start a project at […]

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1 DAY AWAY!

We’re super excited to meet all 400 of you this Monday! This is just a friendly reminder to bring your own TUPPERWARE/CONTAINER, CUTLERY, and TRAVELING MUG for the food and drinks. We are striving to be a zero-waste conference! There will also be a small-appliance drive with the chance to win Cineplex gift cards! So […]

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T-3 Days till registration closes

Hello everyone! If you’ve been following the VSBSC 2016 blog, you’ll know that we are slowly wrapping up the final stages of the planning of the conference, which will take place on April 18th 2016. With this in mind, registration is soon closing, on the 13th. If you’ve been thinking about registering, do not lose […]

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An update from the team!

Just over a month ago, the planning committee met each other for the first time. Coming from all across Vancouver, we quickly bonded over Karmen’s vegan pizza and three different types of fried rice while Denise shared her love for dolphins. Alice’s endless enthusiasm spread throughout the committee as everyone began working on their tasks. […]

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VSBSC 2016: Re-Rooting Sustainability!

Our theme for this year’s VSB Sustainability Conference is Re-Rooting Sustainability. Clever, right? What bloomed from a joke about trees grew into a theme that has a much deeper meaning. How can we re-introduce sustainability to those who are already so familiar with it, but keep it simple and new for those who know nothing […]

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VSBSC 2016 Youth Head Delegate are now open!

VSB Youth Head Delegate Applications are now open! Apply to be a part of our 4th annual conference today. Interested applicants from other districts (Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta) can also apply to represent their districts! Applications will be due February 6th, 2016. Good luck! http://goo.gl/forms/7Af2CiK0T2

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Welcome to DUDOC!

With just thirteen weeks to go until the day of the VSB Sustainability Conference, the Planning Team is hard at work behind the scenes with contacting speakers, NGOs, caterers, and sponsors. Luckily, thanks to the generosity of a few previous VSBSC members, we’ve been given access to a fantastic venue to collaborate in and call our […]

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