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Growing City on Shaw TV

Reporter Paul McLellan interviewed Founder & CEO Lisa von Sturmer and found out more about what Growing City does, how it operates, and why this service is important as Vancouver strives to become the greenest city in the world by 2020.
For more information or to watch the full interview, check out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT_A5OrNmKk

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Growing City at The Dress for Success 5km Power Walk

We were happy to participate in the Dress for Success event held on May 11th, by providing our composting services alongside SPUD Vancouver's Sean Finlayson (pictured above), who was juicing on site.

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Vertical Gardens and Green Walls: More than Beautification

All around the world, green walls, or vertical gardens, have become more popular than ever. But apart from aesthetics, these botanical structures serve important environmental purposes that many people are unaware of.

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer represented Canada as Delegate at the G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit

Growing City founder was again chosen to represent Canada as a Delegate for the G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit.  Delegates from each G20 nation come together each year in tandem with the G20 to discuss policies governments can implement to encourage youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.

 

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured on The Rush

Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer was featured on The Rush with Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckhart.  She talked about Growing City and her upcoming experience on CBC's Dragons' Den!

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Growing City chosen as a CBC Dragons' Den Game Changer!

We are thrilled to announce that Growing City was chosen to be a Dragons' Den Game Changer!  Beating out the competition, Growing City was one of three pitchers chosen from this season to compete against ten Dragons' Den All-Stars for an all-new Ford Fusion!

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Growing City featured in the Globe and Mail

Growing City was featured in the Globe and Mail as they announced the winners of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation's Best Business Awards.  Growing City won for National Best Green Business!

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Growing City wins Canadian Youth Business Foundation's National Best Green Business Award!

Congratulations to the Growing City team for winning the Canadian Youth Business Foundation's National Best Green Business award!  Out of thousands of CYBF businesses, Growing City was selected as the best representative of sustainable business practices for their commitment to their community and environment!  

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Growing City featured in the National Post

 

After winning the Canadian Youth Business Foundation's National Best Green Business award, Growing City was featured in a full page winners announcement in the National Post!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured as face of national Canadian Youth Business Foundation campaign!

You might catch a glimpse of Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer and her fellow CYBF entrepreneurs from the Juice Truck in a national campaign for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation!  If you're visiting Younge street, Eaton's Center, Richmond Center or pick up a copy of Cineplex magazine you'll see our founder in action!

 

Corporate photo by Karolina Turek Photography.

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer nominated for second consecutive YWCA Woman of Distinction award!

Congratulations to Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer for her consecutive nomination of a YWCA Woman of Distinction award!  This year she was nominated in the Sustainability category, well done Lisa!

 

Last year Lisa was nominated in the Entrepreneurship category!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured in Business in Vancouver

Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer spoke to Business in Vancouver about best practices for greening your office - read the article here!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer profiled for Innovation at Work

Founder Lisa von Sturmer was interviewed for the Innovation at Work series - she shares her lessons and experiences in growing Growing City!  Listen to her interview here!

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Growing City featured as a Canadian Youth Business Foundation success story!

Growing City was honored to be featured as a Canadian Youth Business Foundation success story!  Read about our recent accomplishments here!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer delivers keynote address at Canada Web 3.0

Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer was honored to be a keynote speaker at the Canada Media Association's international Canada Web 3.0 conference.  To see video of her presentation, click here!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured as Young Entrepreneur Daily on Notable.ca

Founder Lisa von Sturmer was featured as a Notable Young Entrepreneur of the Day!

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Growing City featured in the Richmond Review

Growing City was thrilled to be featured in the Richmond Review's article on waste reduction solutions for offices and businesses!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured in Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver followed up with Growing City founder Lisa von Sturmer two years after first profiling the company in 2010.  Lisa talks about lots of exciting changes and lessons learned!

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Founder Lisa von Sturmer featured in Globe and Mail Young Entrepreneurs Series

Founder Lisa von Sturmer was featured in the Globe and Mail's Top Canadian Young Entrepreneurs Series.  Watch the video here!

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The Natural Power of Worms

When you think of worms, you might not think of powerful ecosystem cleaners. But studies and experiments have continually shown that worms are crucial to nutrient cycling, can help remove toxins from soils, and can also remediate wastes

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