Green web hosting review

If you’re interested in starting a website, one of your many considerations will be who you purchase your domain name and website hosting from. Like every other purchasing decision you make, this choice will result in you contributing to this business’s ongoing success. BATC encourages you to opt for businesses whose business practices aim result in a better society. In this case we think its easy to opt for a domain registrar and web host that considers its energy usage and uses […]

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Evo car share promo code

BCAA Evo are arguably the top dog for one-way car sharing in Vancouver. In this post we’re going to briefly review why they’re worth signing up to, and give you an Evo car share promo code. Then you can dodge the registration fee and get some free minutes too! An overview of BCAA Evo Evo car share is a Vancouver operation, founded in 2015. They’ve grown to a a large fleet of over 1250 Toyota Prius C hybrid cars, which […]

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Is pea protein complete?

Whether you’re a nutritionally-concerned vegan, a frequent exerciser looking to supplement protein, or just interested in dietary choices, you may have asked yourself, “is pea protein complete”? Is it nutritionally sufficient to use as my main protein source? Unfortunately, the internet is full of poorly referenced blog articles indirectly citing one another. This post is different! We’ve examined scientific papers ourselves and have got the graphs to prove it.  What do we mean by ‘a complete protein’? Protein is a […]

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Car sharing – North Vancouver

car sharing north vancouver

Vancouver is supplied with some of the best car sharing services in the world. The fleets of vehicles found in Vancouver are some of the largest in any cities. Overall, there are approximately 3,000 vehicles in total across the 4 main competitors Evo, Car2Go, Modo and Zipcar. However the service is concentrated on the lower mainland. What about car sharing in North Vancouver? Companies Of the 4 main car sharing companies in Vancouver, only Zipcar does not cover North Vancouver. […]

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Car2Go free minutes

Car2Go is one of two main competitors providing one-way car sharing services in Vancouver. Car2Go are big and experienced, and have *driven* the one-way car sharing market. In this post we’re going to review why it’s worth signing up with Car2Go and how you get some Car2Go free minutes. An overview of Car2Go Car2Go are an internationally renown company, with car sharing operations in 25 locations and 3,500,000 members globally.  They have around 14,000 vehicles in their global fleet, with […]

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Pea protein smoothie

Shakes and smoothies are great ways to bulk up breakfast or support your body’s calorific and nutritional needs. Especially if you’re lazy, busy, or just enjoy being efficient with meal prep time! A pea protein smoothie is a great base for a nutritional shake that is super easy, quick, and convenient to make at home. In this post we’re going to take a general look at the pea protein smoothie and look at a few recipes. Why smoothies? Growing up in […]

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Zipcar vs Car2Go

Zipcar and Car2Go are car-sharing companies with international operations. They both have fleets of 10,000+ vehicles, and 10+ year histories. However, although it seems like a valid comparison on the surface, Zipcar vs Car2Go is actually like comparing apples and oranges. You shouldn’t, as they’re different things. Zipcar vs Car2Go – General service Zipcar and Car2Go are designed to be used in different ways. Zipcar is a decentralised car rental service, where you can reserve a car in advance and […]

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Vancouver public transport vs cycling vs car sharing

Transportation in Vancouver seems quite good to me. There are regular buses, skytrain, and metro services, well developed cycling lanes (and it’s not too hilly), and multiple competitive car sharing services. I can switch modes depending on my journey length, the weather, or my journey’s urgency. Also, some of the public transport is relatively green – Vancouver is one of the only places I’ve lived with electric trolley buses, and a relatively green supply of electricity to power them. I […]

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The benefits of car sharing

Many of us previously took great pride in owning and running a car. And for some vehicle ownership remains a necessity, due to home location or work. But an increasing section of the urban population sees car ownership as a burden to be outsourced. Car sharing companies have answered the call, enabled by shifts in technology and attitudes. But is their growth good news? Read on to discover the benefits of car sharing (and some issues too!). Car ownership is […]

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