Monthly Archives: September 2012

From the desk of Chris Lee


Visitors at Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche festival were treated to gorgeous illuminated cloud made from burnt out incandescent bulbs in the city’s Olympic Plaza. Designed by Caitlind r.c. Brown and collaborator Wayne Garrett, CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture. Over 6,000 reclaimed bulbs cover a wire skeleton frame, which is illuminated with energy-efficient CFL bulbs on the inside. Festival-goers merrily gathered underneath the cloud, playfully turning lights off and on with metal pull strings into the wee hours of the night.

From the desk of Bryan Astheimer 

For three years running, MITSloan Management Review Magazine and the Boston Consulting Group have organized a survey of business execs and managers to develop a better sense of how and to what extent businesses are implementing and developing sustainability practices.  The survey is evaluating businesses with operations across the globe and the trajectory is generally positive. The report defines some companies as “Embracers”, those that “see sustainability as necessary to be competitive, have made the business case and have put sustainability permanently on the management agenda”, and “Harvesters”, “organizations that say their sustainability activities are contributing to their profits”. Informative charts abound!

We’re Alive (GRID Alive that is).  Come see Scott and Jenn this Thursday September 20th at GRID Alive, a monthly vImageariety show and issue release party for the sustainability-minded magazine. This month’s GRID is the annual green building issue, published in partnership with DVGBC. Musical guest is Heather Shayne Blakeslee (a name familiar to many DVGBC members) & Sweetbriar Rose. GRID Alive will take place on Thursday, September 20th from 7:00-8:00PM (doors at 6:00PM) at Trinity Memorial Church on 22nd and Spruce. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here. Hope to see you there!