Surrey is one of the first cities in Canada to embark on a full conversion of street lighting to LED. The high efficiency and life expectancy of LED lights will result in about $1 million in annual savings in reduced power consumption and maintenance costs.
Across the Lower Mainland, about 2,500 single family homes are demolished every year, each averaging 50 tonnes of wood waste. Municipal bylaws that require demolition recycling are helping keep that wood available as a resource and build the green economy.
A Township of Langley Ecological Systems Initiative pilot project rewards agricultural farmers for maintaining eco-friendly areas on their lands to help farmers bear the cost of keeping waterways, forests and other sensitive areas healthy.
Spending less time mowing and watering? What’s not to like about that? With the expert gardening advice and creative landscaping suggestions featured in Metro Vancouver’s new Grow Green Guide, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a great outdoor space that reduces water demand, supports pollinators, and looks great too!