A Good Year So Far? Definitely

2017 has been amazing and it’s not even close to being over. Here’s a small recap of some of what we’ve been up to.

We’ve teamed up with and green’d <– proper, technical terminology 😉 21 major events around the Lower Mainland, many of which are zero waste. Here’s a taste:

  • The Vancouver Sun Run
  • The Vancouver and Surrey Vaisakhi Parades (this is the first year that Surrey Vaisakhi joined the Green Chair Family, very happy moment for us!)
  • The BMO Half Marathon
  • European Festival
  • Phillippine Days
  • National Aboriginal Celebrations in 3 cities and many more.

We’ve worked with numerous smaller community events and continued to deliver recycling outreach to elementary, high school and post secondary institutions. It’s kind of our thang to spread the recycling knowledge. #dowhatyoulove right?!

349 amazing individuals donated their time to us this year alone, and 74 just in the month of June. We are so grateful for these amazing volunteers who help us deliver all that we do. They keep us energized, encourage us to learn and continually motivate us with their enthusiasm.

There are many more events coming up including Caribbean Days, Powell Street Festival, SeaWheeze, Coho Festival, Eastside 10k, Harmony Arts Festival and more. Want to join our team? Make a difference? Learn things and meet new people? Then email volunteer@gogreenchair.com because we’d love to have you!


Sun Run
Lilliana and the snacks! nom nom nom
European Festival – always be prepared!
Outreach with the kids
A Good Year So Far? Definitely