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Ignorance Is Over

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We are bombarded with countless messages, all competing for  our attention – whether from billboards, commercials, or even the clothing we wear. In fact, we spend so much energy deciphering these messages, trying to embody them within ourselves, that we don’t even realize they lead to nothing but empty conversations.

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Agape Street Ministries

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Prostitution is one of many hardships that keeps women on the streets, trapped in a cycle of negativity.  Fortunately, we can bring healing to these women who are often neglected by the rest of society.

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Green: The Colour of Conversation

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Once a month Steamworks hosts Green Drinks – a global initiative that organizes informal, unstructured meetings for the environmentally minded.  Meetings are open to anyone interested in sustainability issues who are looking to discuss their ideas with others.

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WE CAN_ Day

We Day

This past July 1st was WE CAN Day – a day to celebrate Canada together while discussing emerging issues on sustainability that will be a key part of the upcoming 2012 Earth Summit. The flash mob was basically a large group of people standing together to spell out “WE CANADA” and then “OUI CANADA” across the plaza.

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Own Your Media

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June 2, 2011 – International Development Drinks (IDD) at The Blarney Stone pub in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown district. I attended this event as part of We Canada, which is a nation-wide initiative for sustainability and which brings the diversity of Canadian voices to the Earth Summit 2012 event, as well as to the attention of the Canadian government.

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Help, Learn, & Discover.

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“Help, Learn, & Discover” is an organization that gives university students the opportunity to volunteer abroad and build homes for the poor in Ecuador, while gaining useful work experience – particularly for biology and pre-medical students. There are three programs you.. can choose from

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Bank of North Dakota

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Why am I writing about a bank in North Dakota, USA? Because this bank is a publicly owned bank which is the only established one in the US so far. This seemingly business related post is actually a post on civic engagement. How so? The Bank of North Dakota (BND) has a vision to “be helpful to and assist in the development of… financial institutions… within the State.”

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Count to 100: 100 Classrooms in Afghanistan

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During the Taliban regime, by law, girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to go to school and it was punishable by death. Even though this law was lifted, there is very limited access to schools and a proper education.

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Life is Full of Beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

Environment

Ahh, springtime has come. The sunshine greets us when we wake in the morning, the sound of birds chirping fills the air. Even when it rains, the grass smells fresh and alive, reminding us there is optimism left to hold onto. With cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze, it’s easy to notice the beauty of nature during springtime.

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Fresh Food and Farmers Markets: A Local Alternative

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Fresh berries, delicious jams and honeys, and a variety of vegetables; it’s that time of year again when farmers markets start cropping up all around the city.

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Projecting Change Film Festival

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The documentary revolves around school children in India, a London communications agency director, citizens in Appalachia, people from Papua New Guinea and a man in Togo. All of these people share the same one goal — that is, to save our planet.

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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

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 Even when it rains, the grass smells fresh and alive, reminding us there is optimism left to hold onto. With cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze, it’s easy to notice the beauty of nature.

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Have no plans for this summer?

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Do you want to see the world and contribute to something special? Operation Groundswell (OG) may be the answer for you! OG is an organization that began with the desire to provide a true backpacker-styled volunteer experience for students and recent grads in Canada.

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Natural Gas Dryers

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Natural gas dryers? Yeah that’s right — natural gas dryers for your clean, albeit wet, laundry loads. In my time at the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo a week ago, I met up with Mr. Wolfe from Fotis BC’s “Home of Energy Efficiency”. And efficient it was. The room had natural gas powering everything from cooking ranges, to vehicles and even a natural gas dryer.

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My Time at the EPIC Expo

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On May 14, 2011, I spent my day at the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It was truly an amazing experience for the environmentally conscious, or even for the philomath inside you.

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Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity: Fit Club

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Fit Club is run primarily by high school and university students to spend time with and encourage Special Olympic Athletes to get outside and stay fit.  Fit Club runs throughout the summer and is looking for volunteers for the next few months.

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Green: the makeup shade for all complexions

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Before I returned to school as a student I spent some time in the makeup industry.  It was a job with great perks (discounts ahoy) and my makeup kit was always full with the latest products.  However, I have somewhat fallen out of love with a lot of the current brands on the market due to their lack of commitment to green sustainability and natural products.

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Explore your leadership potential with Lead SFU

Opportunities

Leadership is one of the most crucial skills students need these days. Employers demand it from job candidates, and it’s a skill that affects most — if not all — facets of our lives.This is why programs such as Lead SFU are crucial for many students.

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Canucks Round 1, Game 7, 2011 Playoffs

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To what many will attribute as the turning point for the Canucks in their quest for the Stanley Cup, I ascribe this night as the eventide where teamwork, sacrifice and relentless commitment brought the interests of the team into light.

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SFU Peer Programs Celebrate the End of Another Successful Year

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Dal Sohal, Manager of Peer Programs, emceed the event. We heard first-hand from Dr. Tim Rahilly, Associate Vice President of Students and International, and Professor Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor of SFU. During his short speech, President Petter gave kudos to the student volunteers for their contributions in making SFU a student-centred university.

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