Challenge Two: Be Kind

How can you help strengthen the social fabric of your community? The drive-through lane of a Tim Hortons might not be the first thought that comes to mind when considering this question. In many ways, the drive-through culture prevalent in North America is the very symbol of a hurried, disconnected society. Yet, on a December… Read More

Challenge One: Walk On

In Vancouver, where I live, it’s easy to get around by foot. Thanks to a progressive style of urban planning that promotes compact, higher-density and mixed-use development, most people live and work near a wide selection of shops, restaurants, schools, parks and other amenities. Not only are many trips relatively short in length, but the… Read More

A yearlong experiment in inner growth through outer change

How can you make the world a better place? This isn’t a question that normally comes to mind when taking an elevator. Yet, for me, it led to my “Aha” moment. Personally, I consider myself to be socially conscious and environmentally concerned. As much as possible, I try to “walk the talk” by living with… Read More