Most electric vehicle charging takes place at home, which can be a challenge for apartment dwellers as multi-family buildings comprise about half the housing choices in the region. New bylaws and incentives are advancing EV charger requirements in multi-family dwellings in the region, such as the City of North Vancouver’s newly established guidelines.
Local leaders met at the base of the Coquitlam Dam for a historic release of sockeye smolts. Data collected from their returns in 2019 will be part of a larger program aimed at creating fish passage through the Coquitlam Dam.
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks are home to five hatcheries that produce the largest number of fry released in creeks and rivers in BC, contributing to the region’s ecological health.
Spending less time mowing and watering? What’s not to like about that? With the expert gardening advice and creative landscaping suggestions featured in Metro Vancouver’s new Grow Green Guide, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a great outdoor space that reduces water demand, supports pollinators, and looks great too!
Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) has been a Metro Vancouver member since 2009; farming is part of their vision for a sustainable economy. The TFN Farm School is a collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen University.
Ever wondered how Metro Vancouver will accommodate growth in future years? Metro Vancouver’s forward-looking policies are encapsulated in Metro 2040, the regional growth strategy. Now a new online tool lets you understand how progress toward the five goals outlined in the strategy are being measured.
Trees provide many ecological services that align with livability goals set by Metro Vancouver members. In the City of Maple Ridge, a new tree protection bylaw places more emphasis, education and enforcement on keeping trees. Continue reading
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