What can you do with wood waste? One Vancouver composer has discovered a very musical use for discarded pieces of cedar and Douglas fir.
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.
Ever wondered how Metro Vancouver will accommodate growth in future years? Metro Vancouver’s forward-looking policies are encapsulated in Metro 2040, the regional growth strategy. Now a new online tool lets you understand how progress toward the five goals outlined in the strategy are being measured.
Want to learn more about the circular economy and how industry and government are fostering growth for this transformative concept? Don’t miss Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Dialogue on April 29th. It’s your opportunity to hear from some leading experts on this trending topic. You can attend in person (registration information below), or watch via livestream from 8am to 10am.
In the Metro Vancouver region, a ban on food and green waste in the garbage (known as organics in waste disposal lingo), has been in effect since January 1, 2015. Join us Wednesday April 15, 2015, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver) to learn about waste processing options and hear two case studies about on-site food waste processing technologies currently in use.
In West Vancouver coach houses are now an option, making the district the 10th municipality in Metro Vancouver to use this form of detached secondary suites as a way to grow housing stock. See how this housing style helps young families and seniors, and makes it possible to reduce construction waste at the same time.
Local government and business pitch in to clean up a vital Pitt Meadows waterway. Collecting garbage along the Katzie Slough, the team finds 300 pounds of waste, and offers manufacturers a valuable insight into their waste’s final resting place.
It’s a creative challenge. Take 12 design students, add representatives from ten municipalities and you have the ingredients for the first rethink of recycling bins in Metro Vancouver.
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment.
The Burke Mountain area is expected to accommodate a quarter of Coquitlam’s growth in the coming decade. See how the city is working to create a plan that makes it easier for residents to live, work, and play – without having to rely on automobiles.