Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/251/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass8B7B88450EE04019B95D8F4D98666756"><p>This month features an upgrade to some key liquid waste infrastructure, improvements to our online recycling tool, and a celebration of excellence in green buildings with the Annacis Research Centre. </p><p>The GLOBE Leadership Summit and Innovation Exposition (March 2 to 4), is held in Vancouver every two years. People come from all over the world to discuss pressing global challenges, and solutions.  Metro Vancouver is an exhibitor, and participating in the National Zero Waste Council's March 4 workshop. </p><p>Local and regional challenges also need leadership and coordinated solutions, and this was the premise of a keynote from Metro Vancouver's Board Chair, Greg Moore made to the Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon this February. </p><p>And finally, we're into the double digit temperatures, and longer daylight.  Starting spring cleaning?  February hosts National Battery Day – take charge of your waste – take your batteries back to a depot.</p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Vancouver Board of Trade Luncheonhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/252/Vancouver Board of Trade LuncheonVancouver Board of Trade Luncheon<div class="ExternalClassCE0BFB388F25484597825C1E3FB10782"><p>Metro Vancouver's Board Chair Greg Moore made a keynote presentation to the Vancouver Board of Trade Feb 19th. He spoke to collaboration, regional leadership and planning for the future.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-vbot.jpgRead more...vbotFull
National discussion on surface transportation in Canadahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/253/National discussion on surface transportation in CanadaNational discussion on surface transportation in Canada<div class="ExternalClassAAD818701F7F4C42B7D10206C7F96CE1"><p><span lang="EN-US">Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada is hosting a workshop series in March. Emissions, electrified autonomous vehicles, ride- and vehicle sharing are up for discussion. Explore the future, through systemic shifts in surface transportation in Canada.</span></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-itscanada.jpgRead more...transportationFull
National Battery Campaign - Februaryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/254/National Battery Campaign - FebruaryNational Battery Campaign - February<div class="ExternalClass6E87782512FD4788B6DCDC52D724EE46"><p>​February hosts National Battery Day (February 18<sup>th</sup>). So take charge! and recycle all your batteries and electronics.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-battery.jpgRead more...batteryFull
Jervis Sewage Pump Station Electrical Upgradeshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/255/Jervis Sewage Pump Station Electrical UpgradesJervis Sewage Pump Station Electrical Upgrades<div class="ExternalClass252D885B1E4B45EF91A44C365B04FE94"><p>​This piece of uncelebrated, yet crucial infrastructure sits at Sunset Beach, near Stanley Park. A recent upgrade ensures the pump station stays operating safely and reliably for many years to come.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-jervis.jpgRead more...jervisFull
LEED Platinum for the Annacis Research Centrehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/256/LEED Platinum for the Annacis Research CentreLEED Platinum for the Annacis Research Centre<div class="ExternalClassC682BF4FD9B14B00BF52AAE04DA7716E"><p>​Metro Vancouver's Annacis Research Centre, located on Annacis Island in Delta, achieved LEED Platinum as of January 2016, and now stands among 150 Platinum buildings across the country. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-leed.jpgRead more...leedFull
Metro Vancouver Recycles – online recycling search enginehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/257/Metro Vancouver Recycles – online recycling search engineMetro Vancouver Recycles – online recycling search engine<div class="ExternalClass9E477F8286EC49A2BB6441CC1D9F4AEE"><p>​To make it easier for you to donate or recycle just about anything Metro Vancouver created a free web-based resource called <a href="http://www.metrovancouverrecycles.org/" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver Recycles</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-mvr.jpgRead more...mvrFull
GLOBE 2016, March 2 to 4http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/258/GLOBE 2016, March 2 to 4GLOBE 2016, March 2 to 4<div class="ExternalClass5AEEDEA1CA104A7CB81EF5E06FB131D6"><p>​Once again Metro Vancouver is participating in this biannual, world class sustainability event. Join people from all over the globe in discussions on technology and solutions to today's challenges. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-globe.jpgRead more...globeFull
Documentary screening – for engineers, musicians and everyone in betweenhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/259/Documentary screening – for engineers, musicians and everyone in betweenDocumentary screening – for engineers, musicians and everyone in between<div class="ExternalClassDD208A40709F4394A8297FCA2104B45A"><p>​Music, film and world-class engineering combined. If you followed any of the construction for the new Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant and related infrastructure on the North Shore, this event will be of interest to you. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue18-documentary.jpgRead more...documentaryFull



Check it outhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/260/Check it outCheck it out<div class="ExternalClass24E1EC76E2374A949160D74FAA4574E7"><p>​The <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter42&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">Spring 2016 event guide</a> has great programs and events for you, and your family, to learn about, connect with and enjoy our Regional Parks. There’s an <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx?utm_source=newsletter42&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update" target="_blank">option to subscribe</a> to receive the online version of the Check It Out Guide.</p></div>Read more...cioSummaryBottom
Metro Vancouver Television Showshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/261/Metro Vancouver Television ShowsMetro Vancouver Television Shows<div class="ExternalClassC8213215CE0243FEB578E0B1D22E29EE"><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/TSRLogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region?utm_source=newsletter42&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update"><strong>The Sustainable Region TV</strong></a> series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment, and delivers vital services to residents of our region.</p><p>The March episode features highlights from Metro Vancouver's 2015 Zero Waste Conference, where one segment of the agenda is called <em>Eurovision: Global Leadership in the Circular Economy</em>.</p><p>Circular economies offer vast new opportunities for business, economic development and jobs but may not flourish without novel partnerships between businesses, governments and others. Panelists Ian Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland, Kari Herlevi of Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Klaske Kruk with Circle Economy (Netherlands) look at the role of cross-sector collaboration in scaling up promising approaches and how government policy-makers can support this transition.</p><p> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/metrocloseup-logo.jpg" alt="" style="width:150px;padding-right:20px;float:left;" /><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up?utm_source=newsletter42&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=chair_update"><strong>Metro Vancouver Close-Up</strong></a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month. These new stories are scheduled to go live March 7, 2016:</p><p> <strong>North Shore Talk at the Top</strong>: The City of North Vancouver is a leading partner in youth mental health event that combines awareness and self-care workshops with outdoor activity on Grouse Mountain.</p><p> <strong>Green Sweep at Coquitlam Curling Club</strong>: Provincial curling championships at a Coquitlam municipal facility are featured on national television…and Metro Vancouver Close Up's video crew is there too --focusing below the ice on the building's amazing greenhouse gas emissions reductions track record.</p><p> <strong>Timms Community Centre</strong>: The City of Langley takes another step toward a walkable community with the opening of the centrally located Timms Community Centre featuring fitness and neighbourhood connection opportunities aimed at building a healthy lifestyle.</p></div>Read more...tsrSummaryBottom
Fast Facts - Batterieshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-18/262/Fast Facts - BatteriesFast Facts - Batteries<div class="ExternalClass964F9D82C05648D3A4A65D23AD09AC80"><p>In celebration of the National Battery Recycling Campaign throughout February </p><ul><li>In 1748 Benjamin Franklin first coined the term "Battery" to describe an array of charged glass plates</li><li>In 1800 Alessandro Volta is credited with inventing the voltaic pile in 1800 thereby producing the first practical method of generating electricity – essentially the first battery.</li><li>The voltaic pile was made by alternating plates of zinc and copper that had pieces of cardboard soaked in brine between them. The metallic conducting arc was used to carry the electricity over a greater distance</li><li>National Battery Day in part recognizes and acknowledges a great invention that would be hard to live without. Batteries are used in many things in our everyday lives.</li><li>National Battery Day also reminds us to take charge and recycle all we can. More than 95% (over 635 million in 2010) of all single-use consumer batteries sold in Canada end up in landfills.</li><li>As batteries degrade in landfills, chemicals and heavy metals can leak into our topsoil and groundwater, our ecosystems and in our bodies.</li><li>Recycling batteries and electronic devices keeps them out of landfills.</li></ul></div>Read more...factsSummaryBottom