2017 Livable Cities Forum

By |September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of speaking at the 2017 Livable Cities Forum in Victoria BC.  First let me say what an amazing honour to be asked and then to be paired with 3 other amazing experts in the world of Climate Change.  I was part of a 4 person presentation and panel discussion [...]

Greenest City by 2020

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As many of you know the City of Vancouver has had an action plan in play since 2011 to become the Greenest City by 2020, and I for one am very excited.  The Greenest City Action Plan is a strategy for staying on the leading edge of urban sustainability.  The committee works with city council, [...]

Can These Numbers Be Right?

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

binner  `bin-ner – noun A person who collects redeemable containers and other objects of value from bins to sustain their livelihood and divert waste from landfills; a dumpster diver. On any given day United We Can, collects thru its front door business, which is the Binner community upwards of 65,000 refundable containers.  that's close to [...]

Earls Restaurants likes “Green Collar Jobs”

By |April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Vancouver, CA - the past few weeks have seen 2 downtown Earls locations join the United We Can refundable beverage container recycle program and become part of the Green Collar Jobs revolution.  Earl's Robson and Broadway locations have both started recycling with UWC, and not far behind are Yaletown and Earls Test kitchen.  United We [...]

Young Entrepreneur Earns 21,000 just by recycling

By |March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Making a Difference one can and bottle at a time "its really easy to start a business", says 7 year old Ryan Hickman owner of Ryan's Recycling Company.  Last year Ryan collected over 200,000 cans and bottles from his neighbours and customers located in Orange County CA.  He also made 21,000.00.  Ryan started his business [...]

Top Hotels in Canada like United We Can

By |February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This past month Trip Advisor published the top 25 hotels in Canada, and 6 Vancouver area hotels made the list.  L'Hermitage ranked 2nd overall in Canada, which having stayed at the hotel is easy to see why.  At #6 was the Fairmont Pacific Rim, followed by # 11 the Loden Hotel, #12 the Wedgewood Hotel, [...]

Merino Wool Socks – Keeping our Ally Crew Warm

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

 Over the Holiday Season, Icebreaker donated 100 pairs of their famous Merino Wool Socks to every member of the United We Can DTES Alley Cleanup Crew.  Lane crew manager Rick Ivanauskas, says he has never seen so many happy people when the team from Icebreaker handed out the socks and toques. Laura Copplestone and Eryn [...]

UpperStory Films – A Great Shot

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This past month, United We Can released a new Sales and Info short on our Refundable Beverage Container Recycle program. United We Can chose a little known local company called UpperStory Films and wow did we make a great choice.  Right from the beginning owner and head producer Jennifer knew what we wanted to communicate, [...]

A very Merry Christmas wish from all of us

By |December 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

At this time of year it is always fun to write to those who have meant so much to you over the past year.  Without our commercial customers United We Can, could never hope to help as many people as we do today.  We are extremely grateful to those businesses that have seen the good [...]


By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Yesterday was Tuesday November 29th, "Giving Tuesday", it follows of course Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nice.  I have never really liked Giving Tuesday because it should be Giving Daily, but I guess that is a different program.  United We Can is not big on Giving Days, we prefer to Earn it Everyday.  By providing [...]