Green Guide – Vancouver

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Are you an eco-centric person? Do you strive to live a “greener” life? This is a green guide to enhance your Vancouver experience through helping you discover amazing organic eateries and hubs, wild beaches and phenomenal parks.

I first thought of the idea for the GREEN GUIDE VANCOUVER After sitting in the quaint and eclectic vegan eatery known as Eternal Abundance on Commercial Drive. 

Its been one of my favourite hubs in Vancouver for organic and plant-based delicacies. I was sitting at a table and enjoying my couch surfing life, being unaware of what unknown adventure would arise. 

I then met a distant traveller with an unusual foreign accent who asked me if I knew about any similar vibes in Vancouver. With a big smile I turned to him and said, Do I ever! 

Whether you identify as vegan, vegetarian or paleo: Vancouver has the jackpot of organic options.

I grabbed a pen and a napkin and joined his table to draw him a treasure map of all of the hidden gems that I had discovered as a nomadic and wandering artist.

He left the restaurant with a huge grin upon his face. This sparked an idea in my mind: After mapping out a few more treasure hunts for my friends, I decided to create an e-book called THE GREEN GUIDE Vancouver.

My hope was to promote local businesses with an eco-edge and to provide travellers with a guide to the wilderness of Vancouver. 

I aspired to launch a movement where others would create a Green Guide for their city, creating easy access for visitors to find their organic eateries and wild parks. 

Are you an eco-centric person? Do you strive to live a “greener” life?

My most recent discovery (which I had written on my green guide but had yet to visit) is an amazing raw vegan café in North Vancouver known as café Tao. The restaurant is located above street level. It is surrounded by a tiny utopia of growing plants among the bustling urban jungle below. 

I’ve been super grateful for the restaurant, as I have embarked upon a fully raw food diet this summer. There are few raw food eateries that can tailor their menus to my strict dietary restrictions and Tao has been more than accommodating on my multiple visits to the big city.

They are not only featured in my Green Guide but will also be given an honorary mention on my eco-newsletter for QUEAN OF THE GREEN.

My aim is to keep directing my listeners to eco-friendly businesses so that they may support a dream of sustainability and embodied reverence for this earth.

Create A Green Guide for Your City

In Vancouver, we are blessed to have such a diversity of restaurants, grocery stores and nature to fulfill an organic, holistic lifestyle. After creating and providing a few “treasure maps” to multiple tourists adventuring the area, I decided to create a simple reference tool which I call “The Green Guide.” It includes pointers and references to my favorite locations.

I encourage you to start a Green Guide in your local area to promote this message as well! 

Go Green Team!! You Can find the Green Guide for VancouveHere!

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You are such a star my dear!, SO proud of you! <3

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