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Vancity Member Day at the PNE 2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015 — 11:44am PDT
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The Fair at the PNE returns for the season from August 22nd to September 7th and Vancity Savings Credit Union is proud to sponsor the annual Vancity Member Day on September 3rd. Vancity members and a guest can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Fair for only $5 each.

Vancity Member Day PNE 2015
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Vancity Member Day at the PNE

To receive the discounted admission, present your Vancity MEMBER CARD® debit card or Vancity enviro™ Visa, (or another form of membership verification), at any Fair at the PNE ticket booth on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Gates open at 11:00am.

Vancity Eco Alley

On top of saving $11 off adult admission to the Fair, Vancity members – and other fairgoers – can all stop by the Vancity Eco Zone to find out how Vancity is supporting the PNE on their journey of going green. Get fun facts and helpful tips on how you can go green at home through our fun and interactive activities.

Last year, Vancity worked with PNE in making Vancity Member Day a Zero Waste Event where 95% of event waste was diverted from landfill – in a 12 hour period, 58,000 PNE fairgoers only generated 9 bags of garbage! This year they will once again make Vancity Member Day a Zero Waste Event with help from community partner, Green Chair Recycling and dedicated staff volunteers.

Vancity’s Eco Alley will be a fun, informative and interactive area where PNE guests can learn about current PNE green initiatives, share ideas about further reducing the environmental impact of the PNE and find out new ways to be greener in their day-to-day lives. Vancity Brand Ambassadors will be onsite during The Fair to share the PNE’s journey to sustainability at the Vancity Eco Zone near the Livestock Barns on Saturday, August 28 through to Monday, September 7, 2015.

How can you be more green at the PNE? Ride your bike to the fair! There will be a complimentary Vancity-supported bicycle valet service. The bike valet stations are set up inside Gate 1.

PNE Prize Pack Giveaway for Vancity Member Day

In support of Vancity Member Day, I have a prize pack to give away that includes: A gift basket and $100 gift card to Sidesaddle Bike Shop, $50 in Vancity food cart vouchers, $60 in Vancity farmers’ market vouchers, and a pair of PNE Fair and Playland passes. The grand prize value is over $400!


Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming one way you’ve ‘gone green’ this summer (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $400+ @Vancity #VancityMemberDay PNE prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Gates open at 11:00am on PNE Vancity Member Day. Follow the event on Facebook, and on Twitter using the tag #VancityMemberDay for more information. Check out the full PNE Concert Lineup for nightly entertainment at The Fair as well.

Update The winner is Taryn!

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  1. Taryn says:

    I’ve walked to work every day this summer instead of driving.

  2. Jason says:

    Gone green this summer taking transit.

  3. Sheila says:

    8/10 weeks of day camp within walking distance. Other two weeks by bus or carpool.

  4. Ariel C says:

    I’ve started composting!

  5. Mary says:

    I’m taking transit or walking to anywhere I need to go!

  6. Michelle W says:

    I have gone green by composting all organic waste.

  7. Grant Dimock says:

    We have been filling up the recycling bags and the compost bin instead of the garbage bags. Good for the environment and helps of the wallet as well.

  8. Katie says:

    Leaving the car at home and biking where we need to go!

  9. Nora says:

    I’ve stopped washing my hair every day – now it’s every three or four. This saves lots of water when it comes to shower time.

  10. Mandy says:

    I’m using cloth diapers for the baby.

  11. Emma L says:

    I’ve started commuting by bike every day!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Biking and walking more to the grocery store.

  13. Gord says:

    Air drying clothes instead of using the dryer ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Angel says:

    Local groceries
    Shorter showers
    Growing vegetables on my lawn

  15. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    I also air dry my clothes on the dryer, year round (except towels and sheets).

  16. samantha says:

    We started composting, it really reduces the amount of garbage we toss

  17. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    I mean I air dry my clothes on the clothes rack! lol

  18. Renfrew says:

    Walking whenever I can, and scaled back pretty severely on the garden to save water.

  19. Winnie Wan says:

    I bus to work!

  20. Linda says:

    Compost all my food wastes.

  21. Tanya H says:

    I’m choosing to buy local, in season produce, cutting down on my meat intake and opting for organic.

  22. Mike says:

    Started biking or bussing to work

  23. Angela says:

    We made a strawberry planter from reclaimed lumber

  24. yva de says:

    I’ve been walking to walk and not using so much electricity (open windows instead of fans).

  25. George says:

    I stopped smoking and started to recycle my organic waste !

  26. Bonnie says:

    I have gone green by eating less meat.

  27. Jason says:

    I’ve gone green this summer by increasing the size of my vegetable garden to be more sustainable!

  28. Randy says:

    Reducing my commute time. By working at home and an office location closer to to home.

  29. Emilia says:

    I hang my clothes outside on the line to dry

  30. Mike Robertson says:

    Organic green waste recycling and walking and bike riding instead of driving.

  31. leanne says:

    We compost to stay green!

  32. Christina says:

    I’ve gone green this summer composting and unplugging our electronics.

  33. Kerri says:

    Biking kids to daycare, then to work.

  34. Erin says:

    Walking everywhere!

  35. Bonnie R says:

    I’ve started composting now

  36. trevor says:

    Stopped watering the garden altogether to conserve water!

  37. Debbie S says:

    I make sure to turn off all unneccessary lights in the house

  38. Chris C says:

    A lot of walking! It’s good for you too. Why waste time and money driving and parking? If you can, walk (and have your kids walk with you too).

  39. Pierre says:

    using a refillable water bottle instead of buying and using plastic bottles

  40. Sandra says:

    Our house is equipt with only LED light bulbs.

  41. Kelly says:

    No more produce bags!

  42. Robert says:

    Used my metal water bottle filled with Vancouver’s finest tap water.

  43. Marisa.P says:

    Not using the dryer, we put up a clothesline.
    Biking and walking to the grocery store. Using bath water and dish water for plants.
    Yay Earth!

  44. Julia says:

    Taking plastics home from fast food restaurants to recycle.

  45. Sunshine G says:

    We’re growing our own food in our garden.

  46. Barb W says:

    Lots of walking!

  47. Shara Cody says:

    My method of going green this year has resulted in going brown. I did not buy any plants this year and have not watered anything in my yard. Also, my spouse and I bought a pair of bikes recently and are about to get fully “bike-shorted and helmeted” ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. kay says:

    Use less water

  49. Kam says:

    We haven’t washed the car at all this summer…saving water!

  50. We have managed to get down to 2 loads of laundry per week. Doing our part to conserve water!

  51. Vicky says:

    I try to walk everywhere with my dog, groceries, bank, shopping…walkies is the best!

  52. Lori M says:

    More walking, hanging clothes to dry, composting, recycling, using grey water for my patio plants.

  53. Darcy says:

    Using transit for work, shorter showers, growing some of our own veggies/herbs.

  54. Christine says:

    Drying clothes on a clothes umbrella ! Turned the hot water down also ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. catherine says:

    All my food scraps go in the green bin

  56. Curtis says:

    I’ve been doing my part at home and at work. Garbage in Garbage bin, recycling in recycling bin, and food in scrap bin. Also picking up garbage left in my neighborhood. ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Alex says:

    I’ve started using the green cans for food waste.

  58. Erin W says:

    We’ve gone green by walking more places and leaving the car at home.

  59. Lisa G says:

    My husband built me a vegetable garden for mothers day and we have eaten fresh all summer:)

  60. Jeanne Voon says:

    Hang my clothes out to dry

  61. Greg says:

    I’m biking to work!

  62. Jennifer says:

    Air dried all of our linens, etc. outside in the sunshine that blasts through every afternoon.

  63. courtney says:

    This summer ive Gone Green by purchasing my first ADULT bike to get around! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also by growing the most delicious tomatoes, strawberries, and potatos EVER!

  64. Jennifer K says:

    Air dry our clothes outside!

  65. Bernadette Estrada says:

    This is my carbon footprint that I’m leaving on big blue…
    1. Showers are limited to 10-15 minutes for all members of the family
    2. Laundry is done 1x/week and only uses cold water for washing
    3. Clothes are being hung on the line outside..why not make use of all this sun were getting
    4. Toilet has a mini jug of milk so that less water is being used for every flush
    5. All lights have been converted to “smart” lighting/energy efficient
    6. Bike, bus, skateboard and walk everywhere…we’ve parked the car until winter time.

  66. Jessica T says:

    I’ve been doing lots of bike riding and also growing my own vegetables.

  67. Jeff S says:

    I have started composting.

  68. Maya says:


  69. Debbie F says:

    I am now composting all organic waste

  70. Cindy KS says:

    I stopped buying bottled water and use a reusable container filled with tap water:).

  71. AJ says:

    Sorting and composting organic wastes recently.

  72. Tara says:

    Using cloth shopping bags and reusable coffee cups. Also no more plastic water bottles.

  73. Maryanne says:

    Lots of walking everywhere!!

  74. Alan Huang says:

    To go green this summer, we have started using wine bottles and cork for decorative purposes (e.g. candle holders, business card holders, etc).

  75. Jenn says:

    Walking and taking transit instead of driving.

  76. Ruby BB says:

    Air drying my clothes & also dumping the cooking water from steamed veggies in the garden instead of down the drain.

  77. Maureen says:

    Walking places instead of taking the car or bus

  78. Albert says:

    Transiting to work!

  79. Sherry F says:

    I have started a green bin at work & bring it home twice a week to add to my personal green bin.

  80. MK says:

    Just took my bike out of storage and have been biking everywhere!

  81. Jackie says:

    I walk everywhere.I compost my greens and kitchen waste by saving it for a friend who has a big compost barrel.I turn lights off and air dry as much of my laundry as can fit.I’ve started reading as many of the newspapers and magazines as I can online and have stopped buying any papers versions.I read more books from the library instead of buying them Mostly,it’s in my attitude.i want to breathe better air and see positive changes in my community.I talk to people about it when I can .My neighbours know I recycle all the flyers in the building and I’ve told them they can put their paper recycling down with the flyers and I’ll take care of it.I have offered to take the other recycling to the depot for those that can’t get there,so styrofoam and stuff like that doesn’t go into the garbage.Thank you

  82. Jackie says:

    OOOPPSSS!! I just noticed it said one thing you do ,i listed everything I could think of,sorry

  83. Charles says:

    I recycle pop cans and juice boxes.

  84. Charles says:

    I also transit to work.

  85. Rita says:

    Take shorter showers and stop running water as I am brushing!

  86. Jason says:

    I bring my own coffee mug.

  87. monique says:


  88. jae says:


  89. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    keep reusable bag in car for shopping trips.

  90. Jean-Paul says:

    I use my Vancity coffee mug!

  91. Helen says:

    Walking to places

  92. Kathleen says:

    started riding my bike

  93. David says:

    I recycle most of the time

  94. Amber L says:

    Our family has taken recycling to the next level. Everything recyclable gets recycled. Items that can’t go into the city blue bin are now taken to the Burnaby Eco-Center, which takes almost everything you can imagine (metal, pastic, styrofoam, paint, batteries, large appliances, etc.). We take a trip every three to four weeks to drop off our recyclables. It’s a great one stop recycling spot. We reduced our household garbage by more than half. We were also fortunate enough to have space in our yard for a vegetable garden this year. Backyard fruit and veggies are the best!

  95. John S. says:

    Been sorting and recycling

  96. Judy Thuy Duong says:

    I try to ride my bike instead of driving.

  97. Am says:

    I walk and take the bus more often rather than driving.

  98. Andrea D says:

    I walk everywhere and we started composting everything – we also changed all our light bulbs to LEDs.

  99. Eileen says:

    Composting and using rain water to water the plants.

  100. Juls says:

    more veggies please!!!

  101. Anne says:

    Biked everywhere. stopped using paper coffee cups and bottled water.

  102. Agnes says:

    I’m walking more this summer!

  103. Sandra says:

    Transit to work everyday for the past 20 years.

  104. Marianne Ong says:

    Using my mountain bicycle for commuting!

  105. Cindy says:

    Cycle commuting to work everyday

  106. Ryan says:

    Making sure all food scraps and compostables stay out of the garbage.

  107. maria says:

    I returned all my cans and bottles to the depot.

  108. Swapnil says:

    taking transit to work instead of driving

  109. Peter says:

    I moved 5 minutes from my work and I no longer drive, plus I swim in the ocean daily
    instead of showering, no water wasting in my apartment.

  110. Angela says:

    We’ve been composting all our food scraps!

  111. Katie borrett says:

    Gone green by being extra diligent w water conservation this year

  112. Lisa P says:

    I purchased to-go mugs and water bottles and stored them at both work and home so there’s no excuse to not use re-usable ones.

  113. Amanda says:

    Composting ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Lauren says:

    Composting, riding my bike or taking transit and growing mint in the garden adds vibrant flavours to food and drink mmmm. ..

  115. Scott Podwinski says:

    Switched all of my old bulbs in my house to LED. Also haven’t filled up and used the hot tub this summer. Saves water and electricity.

  116. Heidi says:

    I’ve walked as much as possible

  117. Linda says:

    I’ve been walking instead of taking transit.

  118. Heidi says:

    Biking to work!

  119. valerie says:

    I’ve ditched the Windex in favour of vinegar solution for washing mirrors and windows.

  120. Kelly says:

    I’ve used public transit to get to everywhere I need this summer!

  121. Samantha Clark says:

    Bringing cloth bags when I go to the grocery store.

  122. Selena Hanuman says:

    I have been using a refillable water bottle, instead of buying bottles of water in bulk.

  123. Carmelle Mah says:

    Food scraps going into the organic green bin and taking transit/walking to destinations!

  124. DB says:

    no plastic water bottles allowed!

  125. Carlie says:


  126. Christina says:

    I ride my bike to & from work, or walk or transit! “Be the change you want to see”

  127. Ken says:

    Trying to use less water, and I have the brown lawn to prove it! I also take transit a lotโ€”from South Surrey. I think that shows some sort of dedication ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Wen says:

    Helping others sort with their recycling items so less items go to rubbish.

  129. Oliver says:

    Regularly bringing styrofoam containers for recycling (not accepted in most blue boxes)

  130. Debbie W says:

    gone green by composting all organic matter

  131. Krista says:

    Commuting by transit, walking to the market, and buying local whenever possible. Thank you for this sweet sweet giveaway!

  132. Kat says:

    I compost and buy local!

  133. MK says:

    Recycled water for plants and letting the grass go brown to be green ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Lori says:

    We started composting all organics this summer

  135. Brenda says:

    We started composting at home!

  136. Tony says:

    leaving the car at home and taking transit

  137. Stephi says:

    I compost all organic waste daily. I use transit to major events in Vancouver always instead of driving:)

  138. Christine says:

    Collecting excess shower water in a pail and using it to flush the toilet.

  139. Rachel says:

    bringing my own bags to grocery stores

  140. Dayna Wilson says:

    We’ve been super conscientious about water useage due to the drought. If it’s yellow let it mellow and all that…

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