Metro Vancouver Close Up – More Langley Residents Growing Food with Launch of Linwood Community Garden

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoCommunity Gardens give people such as apartment dwellers a chance to get their hands dirty and grow their own food. Learn how the City of Langley and LEPS worked together to create this all-ages, wheelchair accessible amenity for its residents.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Greenest City Grants Support Local Efforts with Funding for 500 Projects

Vancouver gets closer to its greenest city goals with the help of the Vancouver Foundation and Green City Grants. $1.4 million has been allocated to 500 projects. See how the funding program fosters creative solutions & supports local green efforts.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Can, Freeze, or Dry Your Harvest to Reduce Food Waste and Fill the Pantry this Winter

LFHW logoAutumn is the perfect time to stock up on fruits and vegetables, whether you’re harvesting from your own garden or buying locally. But if you don’t have a way to preserve your bounty, that food could end up being wasted. To make the most of the food you love, you’ll want to preserve the produce you can’t eat right away – to extend its shelf life and prevent spoilage. Here’s some techniques to consider:

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Metro Vancouver Offers Advice for Recycling Spoiled Food After Recent Storm

This video on emergency preparedness has good advice for dealing with extended power outages

Metro Vancouver reminds residents and businesses to use their green bins and home composters to recycle as much of the excess food waste as possible due to power outages during last weekend’s storm. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

Metro Vancouver Close Up – Gamification Gets Results with Planet Protector Environmental Education Program

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoMaking a game of environmental education is delivering results in Langley. The Planet Protector game show mixes quizzes, activities, and video segments to make learning an engaging experience that has these students eager to share their knowledge.

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