Volunteering

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Strategic Volunteering

Volunteering

Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a position that uses your skills and experience to benefit the goals of an organization you love? That is the dream. However, no matter how hard you search, sometimes the position of your dreams just isn’t out there. What do you do? Why, create one of course!

By: Jessica Doherty 5927 reads | 0 comments
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“The Clean Bin Project” Shows It’s Possible to Live With Minimum Waste

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“The Clean Bin Project” is a locally-produced documentary that examines what it’s like to live in our modern world with minimum waste. The link between consumerism and environmental issues is something that we all probably intuitively understand; Project explores this issue by showing the struggles of two ordinary Vancouver residents in their quest to not produce waste.

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Volunteer to Enrich Your Co-op Search

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Offering up your time and skills for a cause you believe in can also benefit your career. There is great value in putting yourself out there, to discover what you love doing, or to expand on your skills doing what you love.

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Outreach in Enkanini

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Earlier this year, five SFU students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa with the Light and Love Home organization to support humanitarian projects in the township of Enkanini. They recently spoke to the OLC to share their story with us.

By: Matthew Sy 10521 reads | 0 comments
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WE CAN_ Day

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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.

By: Chris Ng 5406 reads | 0 comments
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Life is Full of Beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

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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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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.

By: Chris Ng 5997 reads | 0 comments
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Student Volunteer Profile: Swarna Debba

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This time I’d like to highlight Swarna’s personal experience in volunteering. It’s apparent from the previous article how passionate Swarna is in helping others. In addition to working for UGM, Swarna also volunteers for the organization.For instance, she has volunteered for the UGM drop-in centre in New Westminster, BC. Swarna explains that the New Westminster Drop-in centre has a different demographic of people compared to the downtown east side location.

By: Kelvin Claveria 6275 reads | 0 comments
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Union Gospel Mission: Doing Important Work in the Downtown Eastside

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The Vancouver Downtown Eastside represents one of the biggest issues we’re facing today. And it’s not just an issue that’s of concern to British Columbians – it’s also Canada’s poorest area by postal code, which makes it an issue that all Canadians need to deal with.

By: Kelvin Claveria 6852 reads | 0 comments
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