Metro Vancouver Close Up – Episode #1

Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 1 2014 from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

mvconnectHover2In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up: District Energy in the City of Richmond; the Brunette Greenway in New Westminster; Zero Waste at the Township of Langley Events Centre, and the Regional Food System Roundtable in the City of Coquitlam.

In the inaugural episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up, we’re looking at sustainability in Metro Vancouver cities. In our first segment learn how a ground-source heating system in Richmond is drawing energy from the ground and producing less green house gases than burning fossil fuels. They’re leading the way with a district-wide energy system that generates both heat and financial savings.

The second story showcases Metro Vancouver’s regional greenway network which connects cities with cycling and walking routes, in particular the recently expanded Brunette River link in New Westminster.

And in our third segment, find out why Township of Langley sports fans and players are cheering the  zero waste program now underway in the Langley Events Centre, which helps reduce the roughly 40% of landfill waste that is organic material and can be turned into a resource when it is composted.

Our final segment looks at a goal of local government and Metro Vancouver – to support healthy communities and ecosystems with local food production. That’s why experts in the food chain gathered for a day-long seminar in Coquitlam, to help develop a regional food system strategy.

To see even more videos, covering topics from neighbourhood sustainability efforts to major infrastructure initiatives, check out the Metro Vancouver video gallery.

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