Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/263/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClass0BD5F07EA9E74619B999CE427A846FCB"><p>This month features some key issues and topics for Metro Vancouver residents as March roars in like a lion.  With Easter coming early this year, see what Peter Rabbit has to say about sharing tips to <em>Love Food and Hate Waste</em> in your holiday or spring break meals. Talking about real estate in your neighbourhood? Metro Vancouver has recently taken a look at both rental units and office space, two often overlooked yet significant parts of the real estate conversation.  </p><p>It may be raining now, but staff in cities across the region are prepping for the annual sprinkling regulations coming in May.  The National Zero Waste Council hosted the last panel session: <em>Industrial Revolution 4.0: Scaling innovation to profit (and prevent waste) in the emerging circular economy</em>, at Globe 2016 and it's now available for anyone to watch on the Council's website.</p><p>We hope you enjoy this month's issue.</p><p> </p><p><em>Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em></p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Start saving on your groceries with Love Food – Hate Wastehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/264/Start saving on your groceries with Love Food – Hate WasteStart saving on your groceries with Love Food – Hate Waste<div class="ExternalClassF8A34463225C467498401946FFFDC37E"><p>​This month, Metro Vancouver has a <em>Love Food – Hate Waste</em><em> </em>outreach team visiting Safeway aisles with tips to save groceries and provide <em>Fridge Harvest</em> recipes to help use up leftovers. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-lfhw.jpgRead more...lfhwFull
Have you tried an electric vehicle? http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/265/Have you tried an electric vehicle?Have you tried an electric vehicle? <div class="ExternalClassCEB49B959A604FFB9E62EF2F5A0C13B7"><p>​Metro Vancouver featured one of its 100% Electric Smart Car fleet vehicles, along with <strong>Emotive: The Electric Vehicle Experience</strong> campaign in partnership with <strong>Plug In BC, a</strong>t Globe 2016's Innovation Exposition.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-evehicle.jpgRead more...evehicleFull
Limited Gypsum Recycling at Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/266/Limited Gypsum Recycling at Metro Vancouver Transfer StationsLimited Gypsum Recycling at Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations <div class="ExternalClass260ED43380CB4744B9B9C96363D9BA5C"><p>​New requirements and protections for gypsum (drywall) for recycling at Metro Vancouver waste transfer stations now in place.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-gypsum.jpgRead more...gypsumFull
White Board videos popular for sharinghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/267/White Board videos popular for sharingWhite Board videos popular for sharing<div class="ExternalClassD32460B4AF414D7C9E3B2984C65BA7C7"><p>​Creative, animated videos on Metro Vancouver’s waste water and drinking water systems available to watch an share.<br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-whiteboard.jpgRead more...whiteboardFull
Examining office space across the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/268/Examining office space across the regionExamining office space across the region<div class="ExternalClass9286420DE9574DAEA126B2F1F178C09D"><p>​New publication available explaining the benefits of Metro Vancouver’s office development in urban centres.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-factsinfocus.jpgRead more...officespaceFull
NEW Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Planhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/271/NEW Metro Vancouver Regional Parks PlanNEW Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Plan<div class="ExternalClassC7FDF8859800426BA3D9D99CDA2D0A31"><p>​Delivery guidance for the Regional Parks service provided through recently adopted Regional Parks Plan.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-parksplan.jpgRead more...parksFull
Adjusting Water Use Regulations in 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/272/Adjusting Water Use Regulations in 2016Adjusting Water Use Regulations in 2016<div class="ExternalClass2BC58E2C00D240EB8FA4C7FEE694B6A7"><p>​Amendments approved for Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan to help manage drinking water for this year's summer months.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-water.jpgRead more...waterFull
Circular economy panel discussion now available on videohttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/273/Circular economy panel discussion now available on videoCircular economy panel discussion now available on video<div class="ExternalClass7C8B9893F17248888BAB500B40526818"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council hosts thought-provoking panel on the circular economy at Globe 2016, now available online to watch.<br><br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-globe.jpgRead more...globeFull



Check it Outhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/274/Check it OutCheck it Out<div class="ExternalClass763BA04AD36D4FF799F8F13B6657B11D"><p>​The <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">Spring 2016 event guide</span></a> has great programs and events for you, and your family, to learn about, connect with and enjoy our Regional Parks.  From wildflowers and wetlands, the case of the wandering egg, find a new way to connect with your Regional Parks. There's an <a href="/events/regional-parks-nature-program/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US">option to subscribe</span></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-19/275/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" target="_blank"> <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 <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region/219891760" target="_blank">March episode</a> 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" target="_blank"> <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:</p><br style="clear:both;"> <p> <strong> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217903547" target="_blank">Outdoor Event Gives Local Youth a Place to Discuss Mental Health Issues</a></strong>: A great day snowshoeing is the draw, but the real reason these young people have gathered atop Grouse Mountain is to talk about mental health issues and the resources available to teens. See how the City of North Vancouver helps to create a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for participants to share their knowledge and experiences. </p><p> <strong> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217903819" target="_blank">Green Sweep on Coquitlam Ice </a></strong>: Coquitlam's Poirier Leisure Centre has an impressive record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our film crew stopped by the provincial women’s curling championships to find out their secret. </p><p> <strong> <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up/217903978" target="_blank">New Langley Community Centre combines Walkability and Affordability</a></strong>: The new Timms Community Centre in Langley offers residents the benefits of activities and exercise in a central location, with a focus on affordable fun for all ages.</p></div>Read more...tsrSummaryBottom
Fast Facts - Office Development in the Regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-19/276/Fast Facts - Office Development in the RegionFast Facts - Office Development in the Region<div class="ExternalClass5688A2D0AA804BB4A0EC332584228DDE"><p>This month’s fast facts come from Metro Vancouver’s NEW Metro Facts in Focus, called Office Development in Urban Centres</p><ul><li>The region experienced significant office development in the 1990s to the early 2000s, much of which was in the City of Vancouver, and to a lesser extent in Burnaby / New Westminster.</li><li>Between 1990 and 2014, there was a total of 48 million sq. ft. of office space developed in 670 buildings in the region, which is an average of about 2 million sq. ft. added per year.</li><li>In 2014, the region had 74 million sq. ft. of office space in 1,332 buildings that were 10,000 sq. ft. or larger.</li><li>Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs) are locations where transit service runs at least every 15 minutes in both directions most of the day, every day of the week.</li><li>Between 1990 and 2014, approximately 61% of new office space was located within 800 metres (10 minute walk) of rapid transit.</li><li>About 44 million sq. ft. (60%) of office space is located within 800 metres (about a ten minute walk) of a rapid transit station</li><li>About 18 million sq. ft. (24%) of office space is located within 400 metres (about a five minute walk) of frequent bus service</li><li>Compared to other North American markets, Metro Vancouver has fewer large head offices, and many smaller sized office tenants.</li><li>Surrey has 10% of the regional office market, with a variety of office building types distributed throughout the municipality.</li></ul><p>Read more <a href="/services/regional-planning/PlanningPublications/FactsinFocusOfficeDevelopmentJan2016.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div>Read more...factsSummaryBottom