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
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.
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
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
Check out this free event on Saturday October 3rd, from 11am – 2pm at Derby Reach Regional Park in Langley. Enjoy heritage apple tree guided tours, taste different varieties, and talk with apple experts.
Host Dagmar Timmer shows how initiatives such as local fish processing plants are supported by Greenest City Grants, why hugs and cowbells can connect neighbours, and what’s growing in Langley City’s new community garden.
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.
In 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.
Who says there’s no free lunch? Metro Vancouver’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign kicked off with Feeding the 5000, a free event where recovered food was used to create thousands of servings of lunch and highlight the issues surrounding food waste.
Over 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.