The health of the Coquitlam River is steadily improving, thanks to the efforts of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable. Learn how this multi-sector stakeholder group along with the municipality’s participation helps support the long-term sustainability of the watershed.
It’s called the collaborative economy and The Sharing Project measured how Vancouver residents participate. Learn why a potluck dinner is an apt symbol for the project and how people are adopting this changing way of accessing goods and services.
The City of Surrey recently unveiled their newly constructed city hall. Aside from being architecturally bold the building is also applying for LEED gold certification, with key green features designed to move towards a target goal of reducing greenhouses gases 30% by 2020.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt where participants use GPS devices and smartphones to unearth hidden containers. A new geocaching program is getting inner-city aboriginal youth excited about the outdoors and exploring Metro Vancouver Parks.
Electric vehicles are having a positive impact on air quality in Metro Vancouver, as private companies and public institutions are adding EVs to their fleets. Discover the free app that lets you locate more than 200 charging stations in the region.
The geography and community of Bowen Island creates a transportation challenge, with a neighbourly solution. See how the Bowen Lift program matches drivers and passengers in an updated version of hitchhiking offering a unique sustainability solution.
Nearly 500 tonnes of dog waste is deposited in regional parks every year, and a million plastic bags end up in the waste stream. A new project in regional parks however, is providing new, eco-friendly improvements in dog waste disposal.
April 13, Kanaka Creek Regional Park – Keep people safe and bears wild. Learn about black bear ecology and understand how to coexist with our wild neighbours. Free, drop-in 1 to 4PM. Meet at the riverfront, south of Lougheed Highway and River Road, Maple Ridge. Info: 604-530-4983
It may seem like the right thing to do, but feeding wildlife brings with it a whole bunch of problems. Find out why you shouldn’t try to help Mother Nature and learn how feeding wild creatures can actually put them in danger in the long run with this video from 2006, which has valuable insights that still hold true today.
Tracking their waste proved to be an eye-opening experience for the Glenbrook residents who took on the Zero Waste Challenge. See how how they reduced their impact on the waste stream through some simple and easy changes in the household routine.