CC Showdown at Queen Vic elementary
Making SeedBombs outside of HiVE
Bikeway Revitalization pitch

Join us over lunch to start planning for this year's EarthWork Day. Bring your friends, your ideas, and your lunch! We'll brainstorm potential activities for EarthWork Day 2018 and then get into teams to start planning. EWD is Friday April 20th 2018!

Fri 12:00 AM PDT55 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1, Canada

The Urban Gardeners built 18 planter boxes for two social housing sites in Vancouver. Not only did they enjoy a sunny day outdoors and a delicious potluck lunch, but they received great feedback from BC Housing on their garden bed building abilities! It's no wonder since this is the 3rd year we've partnered with the non-profit to bring more garden space to their residents. Thanks for a great job everyone!


Free bike tune-ups were very popular this year! The bike team estimates 40 riders stopped by for a range of services while stationed outside the Telus World of Science. There were lots of satisfied customers, including one who returned with ice cream for the team! Thanks for making riders' day a bit brighter - and safer - on EarthWork Day!

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March for Science

Thank you to these marine biologists who organized a #marchforscience in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was one of over 600 marches, in all 7 continents, w...ith hundreds of thousands of participating. Thank you all! We are so inspired by everyone's creativity and passion for the movement. We MUST keep this going, and continue to stand up for science each and everyday in our communities. Together, we can do this!

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Six SES folks helped a new non-profit Re/Purpose set up for their opening day! The team built a lighting cloud display for reclaimed chandeliers and light fixtures that will be showcased at the store's entrance. Its looks beautiful! Way to go team!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to Tacofino Vancouver and Foodee for delivering tasty burritos to our hungry volunteers at the end of our day. One of our favorites is the lemongrass burrito and we love the minimum packaging and the bike delivery!

A team of 11 from Yardi assisted the Wild Bird Trust of Britsh Columbia's efforts to re-introduce the Anise Swallowtail butterfly to the Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver - an area once native to this butterfly. The team pulled troublesome blackberry bushes and replaced them with beneficial food plants for the butterfly. It's our 4th year working with the Maplewood Flats team and we're glad to help out with their activities!

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The weather forecast is looking promising for EarthWork Day 2017! Our teams are looking forward to a great day of giving back to our community and having fun! There's still time to join if you're looking for a team!

Massive props to Foodee and Tacofino Gastown for sponsoring food for our EarthWorkers!

The 2017 EarthWork teams are starting to plan for the big day! Anyone is welcome to join; email and we'll connect you with the team leads:

- Maplewood Flats Earthworkers: help restore critical butterfly habitat in North Vancouver's Maplewood Flats
- Cycle for Success: offer bike tune-ups and educational outreach on upcoming earth-minded events like the March for Science and BCSEA's energy report card
- Total Recall-ective: help set-up Re-Purpose's st...ore front that will be giving new life to construction grade goods from old buildings
- Say Goodbye to Invasive Species: remove invasive plant species from our parks and help restore the native ecology
- Urban Gardeners: build raised garden beds for a Vancouver social housing site for families and seniors

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Bring your lunch and brainstorm ideas for EarthWork Day 2017. This is your chance to pitch fun and engaging activities for the big day. EarthWork Day takes place on April 21st 2017 so join us as we begin to form groups and start our planning!

Fri 12:00 PM PDT55 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1, Canada

Here's our Storify summary of EarthWork Day:

The fifth annual EarthWork Day was held on Earth Day (April 22, 2016) and was a wonderful success! Thank you to everyone who made it happen, especially staff from SES, Recollective, and EnerNOC - as well as our food sponsor, Tacofino/Foodee!

The Shoreline Cleanup team did a great job collecting waste around locations in Stanley Park and educating people on the issues of ocean and shoreline waste. Despite the rain, they persevered and collected 30 kg of garbage and 16 kg of broken glass. Thanks for keeping our beaches beautiful and our wildlife healthy!

The bike tune-up team offered free tune ups to passersby to thank them for their sustainable transportation choices. Great job guys!

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Thanks again to Tacofino Vancouver for providing delicious burritos to our hungry volunteers for our end of day wrap-up! They were amazing!

Check out how the team at Maplewood Flats helped re-establish areas for the anise swallowtail butterfly. 3 years collaborating with Wild-Bird-trust - I think we've making headway!

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