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Clothing Swaps: an Eco-Friendly Way to Shop!

A SWAP Team Clothing Swap

A SWAP Team Clothing Swap (photo by Ian Woo)

Have you heard of clothing swaps? They’re a super eco-friendly way to satisfy your inner fashionista by trading your lightly used duds with friends and colleagues instead of buying new ones. Anyone can organize a clothing swap, but the general guidelines usually consist of the following:

 

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The 92nd Annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

The 92nd Annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

Conditions for the 92nd Annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim is one of the Lower Mainland’s oldest, and coldest, traditions. For 92 years, thousands of British Columbians ring in the New Year by taking part in one of the many Polar Bear Swims across Vancouver.

I have been taking part in the Polar Bear Swim since I moved Vancouver three years ago. Many of my friends often shake their heads and ask me why I would subject myself to the frigid Pacific Ocean. I do the swim because I love seeing all the crazy costumes.

 

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