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Vancouver Folk Fest 2013

Vancouver Folk Festival
Had a great time at Folk Fest this weekend. The weather was awesome and the bands were rocking.

My musical discoveries of the weekend were:

Brothers Comatose Wooden Sky Del Barber Whitehorse

The best workshop we attended was early on Saturday morning with Kathleen Edwards, Del Barber, Justin Rutledge, and Hannah Georgas.

Beautiful day for a festival

There were thousands of bikes there. This bike corral had over 2000 bikes inside it, plus another 2000+ chained to bike rack and posts outside. That’s a lot of cyclists who would have used the new Point Grey bike route to get to Jericho Beach if it was ready. When Grant Lawrence asked the crowd if they wanted city council to approve the new bike route on Saturday night a huge cheer went up.
Bike Parking at the Folk Fest

Here’s my first attempt at a Vine video. It could use some work.

Legislating Vegetarianism – Meatless Mondays

When ‘encourage vegan options for all’ was voted as the top action to make Vancouver the greenest city, I laughed it off because I didn’t think the city could legislate people’s eating habits. I agreed with the sentiment, but didn’t think the city could do anything beyond encouraging healthy eating habits in schools.

Well, there is an international initiative called Meatless Mondays, endorsed by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, that is encouraging people to give up meat once a week. They’ve managed to convince some cities, like Ghent, Belgium and San Francisco to officially endorse the initiative. Last week Whitehorse city council narrowly defeated a motion (by a vote of 4-3) which would have made them the first Canadian city to officially encourage Meatless Mondays. Maybe Vancouver can be the first.

Our goal is to help you reduce your meat consumption by 15% in order to improve your personal health and the health of the planet.