Metro Vancouver Close Up – Episode 3, February 2015

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoIn this episode, see the special event commemorating a $2.8 million bequest from a parks enthusiast, join high school students learning about eco-friendly employment opportunities, and discover how a firehall in Maple Ridge attained LEED gold certification.

Burnaby Parks Enthusiast Donates $2.8 Million

On February 6th, 2015, Metro Vancouver announced a significant financial bequest from the estate of a Metro Vancouver resident, earmarked to support the Regional Parks system. Find out who made this generous donation and how it will be spent.
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Students Learn About Green Career Opportunities

students at green careers conferencePersonal prosperity and a commitment to sustainability aren’t merely compatible. In fact, taking an eco-friendly approach to employment offers very real prospects for job seekers. Learn why students from across Metro Vancouver spent their Saturday exploring the opportunities available in the green economy.
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Firehall in Maple Ridge Goes for Gold in Energy Efficiency

Fighting fires might take a lot of water, but this Maple Ridge fire hall certainly doesn’t! See how the newly rebuilt hall, along with the Maple Ridge SPCA, use a variety of innovations to keep water and energy use as low as possible.
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