Vancity Member Day at the PNE 2015

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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. TarynMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 11:49am PDT

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

  2. JasonMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:13pm PDT

    Gone green this summer taking transit.

  3. SheilaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:15pm PDT

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

  4. Ariel CMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:20pm PDT

    I’ve started composting!

  5. MaryMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:26pm PDT

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

  6. Michelle WMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:33pm PDT

    I have gone green by composting all organic waste.

  7. Grant DimockMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:53pm PDT

    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. KatieMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 12:56pm PDT

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

  9. NoraMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 1:09pm PDT

    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. MandyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 1:12pm PDT

    I’m using cloth diapers for the baby.

  11. Emma LMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 1:18pm PDT

    I’ve started commuting by bike every day!

  12. StephanieMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 1:18pm PDT

    Biking and walking more to the grocery store.

  13. GordMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 1:29pm PDT

    Air drying clothes instead of using the dryer 🙂

  14. AngelMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 2:48pm PDT

    Local groceries
    Shorter showers
    Growing vegetables on my lawn

  15. Janet Y.J. KongMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 2:54pm PDT

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

  16. samanthaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 2:54pm PDT

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

  17. Janet Y.J. KongMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 2:55pm PDT

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

  18. RenfrewMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 4:10pm PDT

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

  19. Winnie WanMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 4:20pm PDT

    I bus to work!

  20. LindaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 4:23pm PDT

    Compost all my food wastes.

  21. Tanya HMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 4:57pm PDT

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

  22. MikeMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 6:03pm PDT

    Started biking or bussing to work

  23. AngelaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 6:04pm PDT

    We made a strawberry planter from reclaimed lumber

  24. yva deMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 6:28pm PDT

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

  25. GeorgeMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 6:44pm PDT

    I stopped smoking and started to recycle my organic waste !

  26. BonnieMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 7:37pm PDT

    I have gone green by eating less meat.

  27. JasonMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 7:48pm PDT

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

  28. RandyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 7:50pm PDT

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

  29. EmiliaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:25pm PDT

    I hang my clothes outside on the line to dry

  30. Mike RobertsonMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:26pm PDT

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

  31. leanneMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:29pm PDT

    We compost to stay green!

  32. ChristinaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:29pm PDT

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

  33. leanneMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:30pm PDT

  34. KerriMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:31pm PDT

    Biking kids to daycare, then to work.

  35. ErinMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:48pm PDT

    Walking everywhere!

  36. Bonnie RMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:49pm PDT

    I’ve started composting now

  37. trevorMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:51pm PDT

    Stopped watering the garden altogether to conserve water!

  38. Debbie SMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:52pm PDT

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

  39. Chris CMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:55pm PDT

    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).

  40. PierreMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 8:57pm PDT

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

  41. SandraMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:10pm PDT

    Our house is equipt with only LED light bulbs.

  42. KellyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:11pm PDT

    No more produce bags!

  43. RobertMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:13pm PDT

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

  44. Marisa.PMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:14pm PDT

    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!

  45. JuliaMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:42pm PDT

    Taking plastics home from fast food restaurants to recycle.

  46. Sunshine GMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:43pm PDT

    We’re growing our own food in our garden.

  47. Barb WMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 9:46pm PDT

    Lots of walking!

  48. Shara CodyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:02pm PDT

    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” 🙂

  49. kayMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:12pm PDT

    Use less water

  50. KamMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:15pm PDT

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

  51. LelainiaLloydMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:24pm PDT

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

  52. VickyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:25pm PDT

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

  53. Lori MMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:41pm PDT

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

  54. DarcyMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 10:49pm PDT

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

  55. ChristineMonday, August 17th, 2015 — 11:16pm PDT

    Drying clothes on a clothes umbrella ! Turned the hot water down also 🙂

  56. catherineTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 5:51am PDT

    All my food scraps go in the green bin

  57. CurtisTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 6:49am PDT

    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. 🙂

  58. AlexTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 7:41am PDT

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

  59. Erin WTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 7:53am PDT

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

  60. Lisa GTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 8:56am PDT

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

  61. Jeanne VoonTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 9:04am PDT

    Hang my clothes out to dry

  62. GregTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 9:28am PDT

    I’m biking to work!

  63. JenniferTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 9:53am PDT

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

  64. MarkTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 9:57am PDT

    Go Green Go

  65. courtneyTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 10:02am PDT

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

  66. Jennifer KTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 10:08am PDT

    Air dry our clothes outside!

  67. Bernadette EstradaTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 10:49am PDT

    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.

  68. Jessica TTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

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

  69. Jeff STuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 11:03am PDT

    I have started composting.

  70. MayaTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 11:49am PDT


  71. Debbie FTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 11:50am PDT

    I am now composting all organic waste

  72. Cindy KSTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 12:22pm PDT

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

  73. AJTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 1:01pm PDT

    Sorting and composting organic wastes recently.

  74. TaraTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 1:25pm PDT

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

  75. MaryanneTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 1:58pm PDT

    Lots of walking everywhere!!

  76. Alan HuangTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 6:13pm PDT

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

  77. JennTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 6:42pm PDT

    Walking and taking transit instead of driving.

  78. Ruby BBTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 6:48pm PDT

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

  79. MaureenTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 7:04pm PDT

    Walking places instead of taking the car or bus

  80. AlbertTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 8:06pm PDT

    Transiting to work!

  81. Sherry FTuesday, August 18th, 2015 — 8:59pm PDT

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

  82. MKWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 12:20am PDT

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

  83. JackieWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 3:13am PDT

    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

  84. JackieWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 3:16am PDT

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

  85. CharlesWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 8:26am PDT

    I recycle pop cans and juice boxes.

  86. CharlesWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 8:27am PDT

    I also transit to work.

  87. RitaWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 11:15am PDT

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

  88. JasonWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 11:20am PDT

    I bring my own coffee mug.

  89. moniqueWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 4:55pm PDT


  90. jaeWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 4:56pm PDT


  91. Rajbinder KaurWednesday, August 19th, 2015 — 7:49pm PDT

    keep reusable bag in car for shopping trips.

  92. Jean-PaulThursday, August 20th, 2015 — 12:38pm PDT

    I use my Vancity coffee mug!

  93. HelenThursday, August 20th, 2015 — 1:31pm PDT

    Walking to places

  94. KathleenThursday, August 20th, 2015 — 11:13pm PDT

    started riding my bike

  95. DFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 7:43am PDT


  96. DavidFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 12:01pm PDT

    I recycle most of the time

  97. Amber LFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 1:42pm PDT

    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!

  98. John S.Friday, August 21st, 2015 — 1:49pm PDT

    Been sorting and recycling

  99. Judy Thuy DuongFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 4:14pm PDT

    I try to ride my bike instead of driving.

  100. AmFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 9:39pm PDT

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

  101. Andrea DFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 10:02pm PDT

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

  102. EileenFriday, August 21st, 2015 — 10:31pm PDT

    Composting and using rain water to water the plants.

  103. JulsSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 8:20am PDT

    more veggies please!!!

  104. AnneSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 11:07am PDT

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

  105. AgnesSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 11:26am PDT

    I’m walking more this summer!

  106. SandraSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 2:01pm PDT

    Transit to work everyday for the past 20 years.

  107. Marianne OngSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 5:46pm PDT

    Using my mountain bicycle for commuting!

  108. CindySaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 9:52pm PDT

    Cycle commuting to work everyday

  109. RyanSaturday, August 22nd, 2015 — 10:57pm PDT

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

  110. mariaSunday, August 23rd, 2015 — 9:06am PDT

    I returned all my cans and bottles to the depot.

  111. SwapnilSunday, August 23rd, 2015 — 9:45am PDT

    taking transit to work instead of driving

  112. PeterSunday, August 23rd, 2015 — 2:28pm PDT

    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.

  113. AngelaSunday, August 23rd, 2015 — 7:45pm PDT

    We’ve been composting all our food scraps!

  114. Katie borrettSunday, August 23rd, 2015 — 8:12pm PDT

    Gone green by being extra diligent w water conservation this year

  115. Lisa PMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 12:19am PDT

    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.

  116. AmandaMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 8:13am PDT

    Composting 🙂

  117. LaurenMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 9:31am PDT

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

  118. Scott PodwinskiMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 3:06pm PDT

    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.

  119. HeidiMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 4:51pm PDT

    I’ve walked as much as possible

  120. LindaMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 7:32pm PDT

    I’ve been walking instead of taking transit.

  121. HeidiMonday, August 24th, 2015 — 8:29pm PDT

    Biking to work!

  122. valerieTuesday, August 25th, 2015 — 1:10am PDT

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

  123. KellyTuesday, August 25th, 2015 — 3:19pm PDT

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

  124. Samantha ClarkTuesday, August 25th, 2015 — 11:29pm PDT

    Bringing cloth bags when I go to the grocery store.

  125. Selena HanumanTuesday, August 25th, 2015 — 11:32pm PDT

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

  126. Carmelle MahWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 9:58am PDT

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

  127. DBWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 10:16am PDT

    no plastic water bottles allowed!

  128. CarlieWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 10:44am PDT


  129. ChristinaWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 11:21am PDT

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

  130. KenWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 11:26am PDT

    Trying to use less water, and I have the brown lawn to prove it! I also take transit a lot—from South Surrey. I think that shows some sort of dedication 🙂

  131. WenWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 3:28pm PDT

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

  132. OliverWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 4:55pm PDT

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

  133. Debbie WWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 5:33pm PDT

    gone green by composting all organic matter

  134. KristaWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 8:05pm PDT

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

  135. KatWednesday, August 26th, 2015 — 10:36pm PDT

    I compost and buy local!

  136. MKThursday, August 27th, 2015 — 2:55pm PDT

    Recycled water for plants and letting the grass go brown to be green 🙂

  137. LoriThursday, August 27th, 2015 — 3:17pm PDT

    We started composting all organics this summer

  138. BrendaThursday, August 27th, 2015 — 10:46pm PDT

    We started composting at home!

  139. TonyThursday, August 27th, 2015 — 11:36pm PDT

    leaving the car at home and taking transit

  140. StephiFriday, August 28th, 2015 — 7:59am PDT

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

  141. ChristineFriday, August 28th, 2015 — 11:03am PDT

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

  142. RachelFriday, August 28th, 2015 — 2:11pm PDT

    bringing my own bags to grocery stores

  143. Dayna WilsonFriday, August 28th, 2015 — 4:04pm PDT

    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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