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Tuesday September-2-2014

A new school year was supposed to begin today in British Columbia. But they're having some, ah, unforeseeable and unavoidable delays. No one is happy about the current state of affairs at BC schools; but some parties are working hard to keep things fun.

For example, today I noticed that half of the short films on the National Film Board's homepage are about cycling. Coincidence? Maybe. Or maybe the NFB is trying to subtly send visitors messages about how to, or not, to get to school - or wherever you're headed this week.

Click here to get schooled by the NFB.

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Back to School... With the NFB?

Tuesday September-2-2014

A new school year was supposed to begin today in British Columbia. But they're having some, ah, unforeseeable and unavoidable delays. No one is happy about the current state of affairs at BC schools; but some parties are working hard to keep things fun.

For example, today I noticed that half of the short films on the National Film Board's homepage are about cycling. Coincidence? Maybe. Or maybe the NFB is trying to subtly send visitors messages about how to, or not, to get to school - or wherever you're headed this week.

Click here to get schooled by the NFB.

Back In My Day...

Friday August-22-2014

We've all heard it before: adults regaling children with stories about how much harder or different things were when they were kids.

Image by Motor City Radio Flashbacks

The notion has become something of a cliche, but that doesn't make it any less true. It is often hard to reconcile the way adults remember the world and their lives, and the way children experience things today.

Earlier this summer, Slate magazine published results of a survey that asked respondents "What were you allowed to do as a kid?" One of their most interesting findings related to when children were allowed to walk to school. Learn more after the break.

Vancouver's Awards of Excellence

Tuesday June-24-2014

Last night, HASTe staff joined 131 other nominees at the Vancouver Playhouse theater for the City of Vancouver's inaugural Awards of Excellence event.

The room was packed with the City's best and brightest, people and organizations working to make Vancouver a better city for all. HASTe was nominated for our work with Vancouver's schools in the category of Greenest City Leadership.

How did we do? Find out after the break.

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Thu, 08/28/2014

Toronto's chief planner prepared daughter to walk alone at 9

Experience increased girl's confidence, freedom, awareness and sense of responsibility.
Wed, 05/28/2014

Councillor seeks paid staff to walk kids to school

Coun. Michelle Kirby is talking the talk, hoping future students walk the walk.
Thu, 05/22/2014

Overwhelming Majority of BC Drivers Would Green Their Commute If Employer Provided Incentives

76 per cent of drivers more likely to use alternatives if their employer offered incentives.
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