Metro Vancouver Close Up – Community Jane’s Walk Delivers Sidewalk Perspective for Residents and Mayors

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Metro Vancouver Close Up logoCelebrating neighbourhoods is the goal of the annual Jane’s Walks happening across Canada. With local mayors participating, a productive dialogue between citizens and government is one of the outcomes, as residents explore their city’s walkability.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Coquitlam Celebrates Mind, Body, and Nature for Earth Day

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Metro Vancouver Close Up logoEarth Day was a chance to make a mind, body, planet connection in Coquitlam, at this free, community yoga event. It was also a chance to celebrate the stewardship  of groups like the Coquitlam watershed roundtable and efforts to protect local waters.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Shop and Cook the Queen of Green Way for #nofoodwasted

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Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green for the David Suzuki Foundation.  In this guest post, Coulter offers up a must-see movie for food-waste watchers, a quiz so you can see how food-waste friendly you are, and five easy tips to reduce the amount of food waste you generate.
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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Surrey Celebrates Earth Day with a Party For the Planet

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Metro Vancouver Close Up logoSurrey celebrates Earth Day in style with Party for the Planet. A full range of activities includes education sessions, entertainment, and an opportunity for the city to showcase environmental efforts such as the long-range tree canopy strategy.

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Community-to-Community Forum Forges Bonds for Metro Vancouver and Tseil-Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Community to Community (C2C) Forum May 13, 2015 from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver recently co-hosted a Community-to-Community Forum featuring presentations from Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver, cultural performances, and activities designed to build understanding and strengthen connections between individuals.

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Caring for the Air – Emotive Campaign Offers a Unique Perspective on the Electric Vehicle Experience

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Although electric vehicles (EVs), such as the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, and BMW i3, now number almost 1,000 in the Lower Fraser Valley area and 1,400 across BC, awareness of these cars is still very low. Only half of Canadians know anything about EVs. The Emotive campaign aims to change this.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Cook Backwards

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Cinda Chavich is the author of The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook, a guide to eating locally, choosing seasonal recipes, and making the most of every food dollar. In this guest post, Chavich discusses how the traditional approach of matching recipes to the season is back in style and a great way to stretch your grocery budget, while keeping your carbon ‘food print’ as low as possible.
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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Episode 5, May 2015

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Metro Vancouver Close Up logoIn this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up, wearable art is the fashion focus in Port Moody, Maple Ridge tackles solutions to homelessness, and Eco-Fashion Week puts local designers in the spotlight as they minimize waste and maximize fashion.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Love Food, Hate Wasting Money

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Jonathan Bloom is the author of American Wasteland: How America Wastes Half its Food (and what we can do about it), a book detailing how nearly 40% of food gets thrown out in the USA. In this blog post Bloom offers five easy-to-do tactics anyone can use – to cut down the amount of food they throw away and trim their grocery bill at the same time.
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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Maple Ridge Homelessness Solutions Task Force

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Metro Vancouver Close Up logoEnding homelessness in ten years — that’s the goal of a new region-wide plan that relies on capacity building, housing, prevention and support. And, the City of Maple Ridge has convened a Homelessness Solutions Task Force to develop their approach.

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