A skating rink and wave pool in the District of North Vancouver have been upgraded to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A key incentive is the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, a provincial initiative that refunds carbon taxes paid. Continue reading
Metro Vancouver Regional District marks the 50th anniversary of its regional parks system with a year-long celebration to showcase its 14,500-hectare network of parks and greenways. Continue reading
The City of North Vancouver is helping build a livable region by providing places and events where neighbours can connect outdoors as the community vision for the waterfront takes shape. Public features are under construction, and designs are in progress for restaurants, a hotel, art gallery and shops. Continue reading
The City of Port Coquitlam launched a Let’s Talk Housing Options initiative. Three housing options were presented that aimed to accommodate growth but maintain ground-oriented dwellings: laneway houses, duplexes, and smaller lot sizes. Continue reading
Metro Vancouver is calling on BC’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region, including affordable housing, transit and protecting the environment, as well as how they intend to work with the regional government on funding major capital projects.
On February 27, 2017 Metro Vancouver’s Regional Homelessness Task Force released its position paper: Addressing Homelessness in the Metro Vancouver Region with new research findings and recommendations. The report finds a number of disturbing trends that show a homelessness crisis is affecting all corners of the Lower Mainland.
The first year of the Corporation of Delta’s Urban Reforestation Project will see more than 1,000 trees planted in Delta. In five years, a total of 5,000 trees will be planted in Delta’s parks, boulevards, and medians.
Waste is one of the pressing issues of our time. And while recycling and composting efforts keep some materials out of our landfills, reducing waste also means going deeper, examining every part of the product life cycle, from raw materials to opportunities for re-use before disposal. Continue reading
Metro Vancouver member City of North Vancouver is addressing climate change with several programs advancing non-polluting forms of transportation, like the Green Necklace, a paved trail that circles North Van’s central Lonsdale area.
At the 2016 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, keynote speaker Owen Zachariasse profiled his company’s Park 20|20 development; with its closed loop energy and water systems, human-centered design, and innovative construction. An condensed version of his presentation aired in Metro Vancouver as the first episode of the 2017 season of The Sustainable Region