|Luncheon and Walking Tour||Hastings Urban Tree Nursery|
A Community Approach to Commercial Waste: How Business Associations can Transform Commercial Waste into a Community Resource
The Strathcona BIA has leveraged external funding and resources to launch a Zero Waste Challenge program for its members as well as an innovative Resource Park. By developing community partnerships and piloting new ideas, we're helping our businesses divert more than a tonne of waste each month. We're also creating local green jobs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, providing free materials to local artists, and creating valuable agricultural products.
Join us for a luncheon and optional walking tour of our Resource Park on September 20 and learn about the programs we've developed. You'll hear from SBIA staff, members, and sponsors on why these programs are so important.
Learn more here.
|The Urban Tree Nursery is a joint initiative of the newly
founded Hastings Crossing BIA and the Strathcona BIA, with additional
involvement from UBC Department of Forestry, the City, and Mission Possible
Enterprises. We will be installing a minimum of 12 tree planters along East
Hastings, starting at Gore and working our way west and east to at least Carrall
and Princess Streets.
Saplings will grow for three to five years in the planters, and will then be auctioned off and transported to their permanent homes. Funds from the auctions will go toward community initiatives and maintenance of this program. Residents will also have opportunities to sponsor individual trees; we will recognize sponsors with plaques on the planters.
|Success Stories||Resource Exchange|
|Need inspiration? Take a look at our success stories to learn how other SBIA members are becoming more sustainable.
From Scrappy to Sassy: The Strathcona Resource Exchange
Save money by using the Resource Exchange. Connect with other Strathcona
businesses and community members and reduce your environmental footprint.
If you're an artist, this is a great resource for finding free materials to use in your work.