Burnaby Celebrates Environment Week

Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June hosted by the City of Burnaby and community partners. This year’s events were held June 2 to 10, 2018 and included a Still Creek Watershed Bicycle Tour and a Mandarin Language Nature Tour of Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Continue reading

Zero Waste Conference Keynote Brings Orbital Zero Waste Perspective to The Sustainable Region

Her experience as a scientist and NASA astronaut gave Dr. Cady Coleman an orbital perspective. Now she sees our blue planet’s possibilities with a unique and hopeful viewpoint. Sharing her insights and vision for a world where people work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, Coleman had a positive message for the audience at the 2017 edition of Metro Vancouver’s annual Zero Waste Conference.

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Netherlands’ Building Innovation Captures Imaginations at 2016 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference

At the 2016 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, keynote speaker Owen Zachariasse profiled his company’s Park 20|20 development; with its closed loop energy and water systems, human-centered design, and innovative construction. An condensed version of his presentation aired in Metro Vancouver as the first episode of the 2017 season of The Sustainable Region

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Start the Holiday Season with a Free, Family-Friendly Event in a Metro Vancouver Regional Park

Metro Vancouver park interpreters will teach you how to look for common winter birds at the Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks are a great place to get outside and get into the holiday spirit at the same time. Here’s some free, family-friendly events you can enjoy on Sunday, Dec. 6

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Grassroots Efforts Build Community Spirit with Innovative Projects

Community Building MVCU from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

When it comes to building community, individuals can make a difference – one hug at a time! See how projects such as 100inOneDay and Abundant Communities harness people power to strengthen our social fabric with positive, grassroots initiatives.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Episode 7 July/August 2015

Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 7 2015 from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoIn this edition, a game show inspires Langley Township students with environmental learning, Surrey shows off its cycling infrastructure during Bike to Work Week, and Feeding the 5000 turns recovered food into a free lunch and a food waste lesson.

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Surrey Showcases Cycling Infrastructure Improvements During Bike to Work Week

Bike to work week MVCU from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoOver 11,000 people participated in Bike to Work Week across Metro Vancouver, including those who took advantage of Surrey’s growing cycling infrastructure. See how the city is encouraging use of its bike paths, bike lanes, and end-of-trip amenities.

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