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National Philanthropy Day 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

National philanthropyNovember 15th is National Philanthropy Day (NPD) – a day to celebrate and recognize those who contribute to good causes and make this world a better place. This day has been celebrated worldwide since 1986, but it only became officially designated by the Canadian government on November 5, 2012. (more…)


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Environmental Education Is Growing

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Photo credit to Kostas Zolotas

Sierra Club BC is branching out.

For the recent 2014-2015 school year they had a brand-new education team. There is a long history and strong foundation of environmental education to build on, and this season brought new energy and ideas to the programs. Last year they visited 230 classrooms across BC. This means that they directly engaged over 5500 students. (more…)


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Earth Day – The Future is Here Contest

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

SCBC_vert_white_bg_black logo and letters_cs2_hi resTo celebrate Earth Day Accent Inns has joined with one of our wonderful community partners, Sierra Club BC, to highlight the green energy revolution that is happening in and around communities across BC. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize the exciting developments that are happening in clean, green, renewable energy, often right underneath our noses. (more…)


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Celebrating the 12th Annual National Volunteer Week

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Volunteer-Week-2015-637x176We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill.

This annual celebration of volunteers runs from April 12 – 18. It’s a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. But, what should you consider before jumping in as a volunteer and what unexpected benefits might you accrue from giving up your time and your expertise? (more…)


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Four ways to enjoy the outdoors on your winter family vacation

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

51You walk into a hotel room, the bed looks comfortable and the remote control is conveniently placed – your family could just snuggle into bed together and watch television . . . but there is a whole outdoor world to explore on vacation, even if it is winter! So, pull on those boots, button up your jackets and head outside for a winter adventure. (more…)


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The Sierra Club of BC Fights For Orcas

Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Killer Whale in front of Accent Inn Victoria BC Hotel

Orca in front of the Accent Inn Victoria BC Hotel

Being a Westcoast based company, caring for marine habitat is important to us. The Pacific Ocean provides us with food, economic benefits, opportunities for education and enjoyment. One of our community partners, the Sierra Club of B.C. takes the time to focus on the issues surrounding such an important resource. One of their concerns has been the health and welfare of the Killer Whales or Orcas. See below for a reprint of a story they just announced regarding some results of  their efforts. (more…)


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Give the Gift of Green

Monday, December 19th, 2011
View from Vancouver Island in Winter by John Espley

We want to make sure and protect such views

Our Friends at the Sierra Club of BC have some great “green” gift ideas.

If your holiday tradition includes gift giving, here are some options to help you with your list while also helping the conservation efforts that give back to the wild places and species of B.C.

The holiday season is all about spending time with family. It’s also a great time to connect to the world around you, whether it’s decorating a tree that fills your house with the scent of the forest, celebrating the winter solstice or sledding in the snow.  (more…)


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Carbon Neutral – Our Environment goes green….

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
tidal zone

The Sierra Club of BC reports on Blue Carbon

With Accent Inns launching our new “Fish for the Future” program I was thrilled to read this new article put out by the Sierra Club of BC.

At Accent Inns we are always looking for ways to not only make our BC Hotels greener but also ways to help protect our communities deal with pollution and carbon issues right here locally. The Sierra club of BC recent article on Blue Carbon is a great example of how we can do something about carbon here in our own backyard and they are to be commended for their dedication to finding and suggesting solutions.

Estuaries, another key area for capturing Carbon. (more…)


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