Monday Link Fest: Eco-Event Roundup

Monday, April 27th, 2009 — 9:16am PST
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It’s spring, it’s beautiful, and the Metro Vancouver area is buzzing with events and community activities. Here’s a quick eco-event roundup.

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  • Arbour Day in Surrey is May 2, 2009. There will be a tree planting event at Hjorth Road Park along with family-oriented games and activities.
  • The 21st Annual Rhododendron Festival takes place May 3rd at Deer Lake Park & Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby. Free Admission, open from 9:30am until 4:00pm.
  • Mow Down Air Pollution – April 23rd to May3rd, 2009 with the Clean Air Founddation. Mow Down Pollution encourages people to replace their old two- and four-stroke mowers and trimmers with cleaner alternatives. This program runs at Home Depot locations across the country and to date, it has retired nearly 18,000 lawn mowers and has reduced 406 tonnes of greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions.
  • EPIC Sustainable Living Expo – May 8th to May 10th at the new Vancouver Convention Centre. Last year I covered the event as a part of the Happy Frog blogging team and it was good times (I recommend the organic beer).
  • Bike to Work Week – May 11th to May 17th. For the third annual event, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition announced that this year’s campaign is taking place in over 20 communities around the province simultaneously. Workplaces can register to see who can gather up the highest number of kilometers cycled throughout the week.

  • Current contests on

    • Enter here to win tickets to opening night of Yoga Play (until Jan 25)
    • Enter here to win tickets to the sold out Bobby McFerrin show at the Chan Centre (until Jan 24)
    • Enter here to win tickets to closing night of the JCC Jewish Book Festival ft. Mike Reiss (until Jan 28)
    • Enter here to win tickets Vancouver Opera presents La Bohème (until Jan 29)
    • Enter here to win tickets to the Alpen Club's Valentine's Dance (until Jan 26)
    • Enter here to win a $300 Webber Naturals prize pack from the Vancouver Wellness Show (until Jan 23)
    • View a complete list of contests »


    1. Raul says:

      EPIC was the first event we all did together, it was SO much fun. I haven’t even requested media access (I know, I should) but without DaveO coordinating I’ve really lost the link to EPIC.

    2. Thomas and Friends at Guilford Town Centre in Surrey is a great event for kids. May 2 to May 4, 11:ooam to 2:00pm.

    3. […] Eco-Event Roundup: As usual, Miss 604 has the lowdown on what’s happenin’ around Vancouver. This time she provides “dirt” on tree planting and other local green events: […]

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