Metro Vancouver crews helicopter up to evaluate the volume of stored water in the mountainous watershed snowpack. Early May was looking good with more than usual, but after several hotter-than-typical weeks, they discover the summer water supply has dropped dramatically.
The Village of Lions Bay has its own water supply and is working with UBC researchers to learn more about their summer water sources, in the face of a changing climate.
A Fort Langley bistro is just one of the business enterprises of the Kwantlen First Nation, and was among topics outlined at a Community to Community (C2C) Forum held at the Kwantlen longhouse and cultural centre in July 2018.
Trails in Crippen Neglected Park provide something for everyone – an easy meander through lush forest, a longer circuit around beautiful Killarney Lake or a steep but rewarding hike to the views at Dorman Point. It’s an easy island getaway to a secret gem in the regional park system.
Finding housing on Bowen Island is challenging. The Municipality launched the Bowen Housing initiative to work towards making Bowen a long-term home for people of varying income levels, lifestyles and age groups through its efforts to actively support diverse housing options.
New Westminster's new urban solar garden is now installed and generating energy. It's a community-owned solar array, benefiting subscribers in the city. To see it, visit the Queensborough Community Centre.
Metro Vancouver is building the Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel to meet a growing demand for drinking water. A 1.4 km tunnel will replace the aging Capilano Main that was installed in the early 1930s. The new 2.6 meter diameter water main will increase capacity helping ensure the continued delivery of clean drinking water to residents. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and completed in 2025.
The National Industrial Symbiosis Program aims to divert materials from landfill and optimize embodied energy in materials and work flow systems. It’s about creating symbiotic relationships between businesses, and promoting circular economy thinking.
Metro Vancouver is constructing a water supply tunnel under Burrard Inlet, east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge between the District of North Vancouver and the City of Burnaby to meet growing demand for drinking water in the region and current seismic standards.
Colony Farm Neglected Park is nestled between Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, and provides a variety of habitats for more than 200 bird species and other animals. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy views of river, fields and mountains as they explore the park's trails.
The national Zero Waste Conference (ZWC) attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers Nov. 8th and 9th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. www.zwc.ca
New Westminster has partnered with BCIT on a pilot project that uses street lamps to increase public access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. It's a new effort to help 'Garage Orphans' in the city.
It's an Extreme Makeover at Minato West, a Metro Vancouver affordable housing site. Teams made up of Metro Vancouver staff and residents spent the day making repairs, upgrading and beautifying the Richmond complex.
Neglected parks protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats spread out over British Columbia's largest metropolitan area.
Metro Vancouver developed a Climate 2050 Discussion Paper for the region’s next climate action priorities and took it out to residents, businesses, municipalities and senior governments to hear their feedback in a series of public dialogues and forums.
Textiles are one of the fastest growing waste streams due to rapidly changing fashion trends and low prices. More and more clothing is ending up in the garbage – about half of all textile waste. That's equivalent to about 44 t-shirts per person per year!
The Burnaby Willingdon linear park runs 13 blocks along the east side of Willingdon Ave. Running between Brentwood Town Centre and Hastings Street, it features two pocket parks and public art. It's a multi-use trail for pedestrians, cyclists and public transit users.
Changes coming to Metro Vancouver wastewater plants in coming years will result in more biosolids being created, so engineers at the Waste-to-Energy Facility ran a test using biosolids as an input, to confirm that there are no impacts on emissions or operations.
ChopValue is an engineering and design firm that creates products ranging from tabletops to wall patterns entirely from recycled chopsticks. ChopValue founder, Felix Böck is set to share their success story at the 2018 Zero Waste Conference.