In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up – linking local actions with regional goals through district energy, public recycling amenities, and carbon emission reduction plans.
Richmond Taps Unusual Source for Heat Energy
The city of Richmond has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2020, while also following regional recommendations to densify city centres. How to simultaneously deliver energy to a growing population while reducing emissions? The answer is underground, in Metro Vancouver’s sewer system. link to story
New Westminster a Test Bed for Bin Innovations
Sorting recyclables becomes faster -and easier- when the information is consistent wherever you go – work, school, home and public spaces. New Westminster is working with Metro Vancouver to test out recycling bins that might become a common sight. link to story
Public Input Key to West Vancouver Emissions Plan
One of Metro Vancouver’s goals is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To do that, programs and data are available to guide industry, business, and local governments in developing action plans. One example is underway in West Vancouver, where innovative visualization tools are helping develop a community energy plan. link to story
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