The latest issue of the Right to Food Zine is now available. Every month we seem to get a little bigger and the message reaches a little farther: over the last two issues, we’ve been branching out into podcasts, Twitter, and most recently Facebook. Here’s the press release: The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is proudRead more »

As I’m sure you’re aware, online video is responsible for a large proportion of data bandwidth consumption today—and I suspect that this is mostly due to people watching clips of cats, kittens, and cats with kittens. So it’s good to see that there’s at least one feline who is concerned about his environmental impact. LoblawsRead more »

Media Democracy Days is organized by the Media Democracy Project, and is a partnership between the SFU School of Communication, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library. The event is built upon three pillars: Know the media | Be the media | Change the media I’m not sure if we contributed to any of the above,Read more »

The Man of La Mancha said (sang) it best. 50,000 words in a month? This is my quest. National Novel Writing Month, informally known as NaNoWriMo, is self-described as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing.” It began in 1999 with 21 participants. By 2011, that number had grown to 256,618 participants and 36,843 winnersRead more »

What happens when you put together 10 people who have a common interest in the right to food, especially as it affects residents of the Downtown Eastside? What if you give them a shared platform in the shape of a printed zine and a blog? They might come up with something like this: I’ve beenRead more »

If creativity is about connecting things, and humanity is more connected than ever, does that also make us more creative than ever? Discuss, preferably in iambic pentameter while hopping on one leg and chewing gum. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty becauseRead more »

The Right to Food Garden Party was a success, with many intriguing conversations. We spoke about topics ranging from the connection between nutrition and 911 calls, the political and moral obligations regarding the right to food, and the challenges of maintaining a beehive in an urban backyard. And I briefly got to try the bicycle-poweredRead more »

I’ve been working with a fundraising committee for the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. It’s for an event that will, we hope, raise awareness of food issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Smoothies, salads, and a bicycle-powered blender for a good cause—it’s healthy and invigorating! Here’s the original invitation. You are invited to our First Annual RightRead more »

Did you know that in 2011, over 100,000 new WordPress.com blogs were created every day? Or that 120,000 new Tumblr blogs were also created every day? Earlier this month, I attended a birthday party for Morgan, a friend and former work colleague. The party was also about “new beginnings,” as she put it, because sheRead more »