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Evergreen News - Winter 2012
Close up image of the MOVE expo model. Photo: M. Hotchin.
And Away We Go

It's been a busy winter here at Evergreen! Centre for Green Cities is growing, with new projects such as the Profiles of Innovation, while events and designs for MOVE: The Transportation Expo are taking shape. Evergreen BC has been in the field restoring Still Creek, and cooking up winter feasts in the kitchen. Read on for more green news from across Canada and stay tuned to our blog and website for updates as we gear up for Spring!

The Latest and Greenest
The Centre for Green Cities building and the Commons at EBW. Photo: Tom Arban.

Looking to the Future

As we expand the Centre for Green Cities program, see how our new Strategic Plan will lead Evergreen into the future. Read the plan (PDF, 519 kB) here and find out what's in store for the next five years.

Screenshot of the project registry map.

You're On the Map!

This new addition to our website is a great visual reminder of how Canadians across the country are working to make their communities a little greener. Way to go, Canada!

Close-up of a panel for the MOVE Exhibit model. Photo: M. Hotchin.

On the MOVE

We're only a few months away from the opening of MOVE: The Transportation Expo! Get a sneak peek at the exhibits, events and more that will be part of this landmark event at EBW from May to October.

A Flunce ZE electric car plugged into a Better Place charging station. Photo: Better Place.

Who Revived the Electric Car?

Featured as one of our Profiles of Innovation, Better Place is leading the way toward a new generation of electric vehicles. Watch the video and find out more.

In the Field
Brentwood Elementary students watching the planting demonstration at Beecher Creek. Photo: James Atwater.

A Watershed Moment

The Evergreen BC team joined Jim Atwater of Beecher Creek Streamkeepers and Grade 2 and 3 students from Burnaby's Brentwood Elementary School to restore part of the Still Creek Watershed. Read more.

The new garden bed at Wellesley-Bleecker, designed and planted by Take BAC youth participants. Photo: Evergreen.

Volunteers Rule!

Last year was full of new and exciting challenges we couldn’t have taken on without our volunteers. Watch this video message from Evergreen staff to our volunteers, saying “thanks” for all their hard work.

Basket of produce harvested from the Ksan House Society's garden. Photo: Ksan House Society.

Planting the Seeds of Change

Ksan House Society in Terrace, BC, is bringing a community together through the power of food and gardening.

Getting the squash ready for a delicious salad. Photo: Helen Beynon.

Winter Food Fun

What can you do when the frosts come out? Take your fun indoors! Check out how Evergreen BC beat the cold by getting in the kitchen.

Tools and Tips
Mountain holly. Photo: Brenda Taylor.

Holly East and West

Learn more about holly mahonia and mountain holly, both beautiful and resiliant native plants we love.

Two young students sit in their outdoor classroom and read a book. Photo: Evergreen.

TELG Grants

Thinking about Spring curriculum? March 16 is the next deadline to apply for Toyota–Evergreen Learning Grounds Grants. Get full details and applications on our website.

Supporters of the Season
Infographic of food systems.


As part of the HSBC–Evergreen Youth Action Series initiative, youth from across Vancouver gathered to experience first-hand the ways food and environment interconnect.

blank Evergreen staff, Y Academy Eco-Ambassadors and Geoff Cape accept a cheque from the State Farm YAB.

State Farm

Thanks to the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, who donated $39,090 USD to Evergreen for our Eco-Ambassadors Program.

Holyrood School. Photo: Evergreen.


Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds grants can bring the whole community around a school together. Find out how with Holyrood School in Edmonton.

blank Carefully scrubbing fresh-picked carrots with a toothbrush. Photo: Evergreen.


The Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants applications are now being reviewed. Read more about the great projects that were funded last year!

Newest Supporters

New gifts of $10,000 or more, Oct 7, 2011–Jan 31, 2012

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The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen    Foundation

CCL Industries Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

City of Coquitlam

GMCR Canada Group

Intact Financial Corporation

Sandra Lee Investments Ltd.

Sitka Foundation

Town of Richmond Hill, Parks,    Recreation and Culture

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Photo credits: M. Hotchin (top image, MOVE), Tom Arban (Centre for Green Cities), Better Place (electric car), Jason Atwater (Brentwood Elementary), Helen Beynon (winter kitchen), Brenda Taylor (holly).

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