Saturday, January 22, 2011

Downtown Parkade

A parkade downtown? For whom? Who will pay for it?

It reinforces an earlier post I wrote. This city's theme song should be "Take paradise, put up a parking lot."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Greyhound Bus Depots

So I have become used to doing intercity travel on the Greyhound. I get on and can read, listen to music or just zone out.

Can I drive to where I am going for less money? Probably! But I like not having to do much once I am on the bus. Commuting with others is environmentally the right thing to do.

Given that there is an environmental component to travelling in such a way, it is ironic that I saw some unenvironmentally- friendly activity. In both the Kamloops and Vancouver bus depots, Greyhound workers put plastic bottles in garbage cans. Why didn't they put the bottles in a recycle bin or leave them for someone to pick up? While I didn't have time to look around, from where I was at, I couldn't see any recycling bins.

That is not to say that Greyhound doesn't have recycle bins in the depots. My question is if they are there why aren't they more accessible to both Greyhound workers and riders?

Taking care of the environment is a 2010 activity; that means commuting and recycling!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Keeping it green in Kamloops

So I know I'm not always that diligent about fact I've been downright excuses aside I will do my best to keep up.

Now that I'm back I realized that I had two comments that I didn't realize were even on my blog. One person left a reference to this website:

It looks like there is an attempt to continue increasing environmental awareness in our fair community. I had the chance to look through some of it and want to promote it as a site for more information, alternative information and well information.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Hour

I was disappointed on Sat March 28, 2009 to look out of my window and see so many lights in downtown Kamloops on during earth hour!!!!!

Does this City and the people in it really think we are immune to the impacts that we have on our environment? Or are we just that small town and backward?

Oh well I lit a few candles and tried to do my bit.

Hope that there is a better response next year!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Blazer Tickets

I recently had a number of Blazer tickets passed on to me. Some of them I could use; others I put into the recycling box too lazy to find someone to pass them on to.

Yesterday, I got organized to get rid of my tickets for tonight's game (Fri March 6). I took them to the Big Brother and Big Sister office downtown on Seymour Street. Cindy guaranteed me that they would get used.

Then I told her that I had a number of tickets that I didn't use and that next time I would make sure I got them to her office in a timely manner......

Cindy asked me if I still had those tickets that I couldn't use as they can still be traded in for other games that the Blazers are calling "Raincheck Night". Apparently there are several through the season. Check your schedule for the checkmarks on the nights. These are the nights that old tickets can be traded in for. The next one from what I understood is Friday March 13.

So if you have unused tickets sitting around, go and trade them in for yourself for "Raincheck Night". Or if that doesn't work for you, take them to the Big Brother and Big Sister office so that they can trade them in and allow families who might not be able to otherwise go a chance to enjoy a Blazer game.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Curbside Pick Up

Well Kamloops it is soon to be year that you have enjoyed the convenience of curbside recycling...

But I'm wondering when apartment buildings are going to get it? Apartments in Vancouver have it...

So what is the issue??


I heard about this idea at a dinner party recently and then just read about it...This idea will sve money and the environment (since no new clothes are made, no dyes are used and packaging is eliminated)....

I love clothes and whenever I can I buy myself something new to wear...But what to do with the old clothes or the clothes you don't wear any more?

Make a party out of swapping clothes...get some friends together and exchange clothes, bags, shoes...Anything that doesn't get taken or swapped can go to your favourite charities...

So now you have a refreshed wardrobe eliminating the need to buy something new and you've saved the environment of all the pollutants that make those things....and did I mention the packaging?

Besides that you ar e contributing to the overall well-being of not only yourself but other people as you socialize adding to the sense of community that seems to be so lost on us here in North America...

Like you needed an excuse to socialize...happy swapping!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

In this Day and Age

I recently stayed at the Days Inn in Penticton for work reasons. When I'm away for work, I try to drink as much water as possible. I buy a lot of water. I know that this is not the best thing to do, but that is how it is for me.

Anyways I was quite disgusted by the hotel. I asked them what they do with the bottles. Get this: they just throw them out...into the garbage!!!!

Are you kidding me? In this day and age? So I packed up the bottles and gave them to someone whom I knew would use them...

I guess the moral of my story is to make sure you are staying in hotels that are doing their moral, social and environmental duty to the city, the province, the country, the world and the planet!!!!