Media Coverage for a Sustainable Inner-city

The Strathcona Business Improvement Associations, Sustainability 2.0 Expo which was organized by the SBIA, local businesses, including several of the folks behind this blog, was a huge success.  We brought up Majora Carter to be the keynote speaker.  We brought together local green business leaders, we invited the whole community,  City Councillors and sponsors were pleased with the outcome, we even introduced Majora to Vancouver’s Mayor.  This blog and the Green Inner-city Cluster are part of the follow up on the momentum built on April 2nd.  So it was good to see we’re not the only people still motivated to make a positive and green change to Vancouver’s inner-city.

Majora Carter meets Mayor Robertson

Majora Carter meets Mayor Robertson

The folks over at Granville Online, including the second greenest person on the planet just wrote a nice follow up piece on the efforts of SBIA to become a green industrial zone.  There is still lots of work to be done, if you’re interested in greening your organization and working towards a greener inner-city, one that includes green businesses and green jobs, join us once again in Strathcona for the Green Inner-city Cluster Kickoff on June 10th.

Van Jones on NPR

Through the magic of Google, we bring you an interview with one of the leaders of the Green Economy movement in the United States.  Special Advisor to the President on Green Jobs and author of “The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems” Van Jones weighs in on how the economic stimulus policy money earmarked for green jobs will be spent, the benefits of the green economy, and just what is a green collar job.

Another leader of the Green Jobs movement in the United States, Majora Carter was recently in Vancouver.  She was the keynote speaker at the Strathcona BIA’s Sustainability 2.0 Expo.  A lot of the greeningtheinnercity.ca team was involved in making that happen, thanks again to the Vancity Community Foundation for sponsoring Majora’s keynote.  While in Vancouver she met with Mayor Robertson, other city councilors as well as planning office and business leaders.  There was coverage in the blogosphere and main stream media.  Greeningtheinnercity.ca is working on getting the video coverage edited online and hopes to bring it to you in a week or so.  Thanks to Fearless/W2 and particular Mo Simpson for their effort and support.

Majora Carter and Mayor Robertson