Welcomehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/607/WelcomeWelcome<div class="ExternalClassDEF3496484344AE9AA4CD3AA037230E1"><p>Summer is here and with it a record heat wave for the month of May, which is a good reminder to start conserving water. Our lawn watering regulations kicked off two weeks earlier this year, so hopefully this will help us ensure we keep our reservoir levels in check, while preparing for hotter and drier summers in the future as climate change becomes a bigger issue as we move forward.</p><p>Speaking of climate change, we have launched a public dialogue series to give and get information from residents on our new Climate 2050 Discussion Paper, which will develop a vision to ensure our infrastructure, ecosystems and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change. The series follows a public survey last fall, which found most respondents were concerned about the changing climate and what governments were doing to address it.</p><p>We're also doing our part to help revive the Steambank Lupine at Deas Island Regional Park, which has been declining due to our rapid urbanization and have launched through the National Zero Waste Council, A Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada.</p><p>For those of you tired of high gas prices, or just wanting to test the alternative vehicles out there, we are holding more Emotive events over the next few months to raise awareness of electric vehicles. Come check it out!</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation 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><em>.</em></p></div>Read more...Welcome0 0


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Drinking Water Conservation Plan updatedhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/608/Drinking Water Conservation Plan updatedDrinking Water Conservation Plan updated<div class="ExternalClass78904900DCDE4D41B0F67E0F49AB23B4"><p>​Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">lawn watering regulations</a> came into effect on May 1 and will remain in place until mid-October, to conserve treated drinking water during the hot and dry summer months.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-lawnwatering.jpgRead more...Full
Climate Change on residents’ radar: surveyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/609/Climate Change on residents’ radar: surveyClimate Change on residents’ radar: survey<div class="ExternalClass1F77677EDDA74B72878C403F8D3FF040"><p>​Most Metro Vancouver residents are concerned climate change will be a serious problem for Canada in the future but worry local and other orders of government aren’t doing enough now to combat it.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-climatechange.jpgRead more...Full
Endangered species recovery underway in Deltahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/610/Endangered species recovery underway in DeltaEndangered species recovery underway in Delta<div class="ExternalClass8E6FB24E11294CB991806B8A8564875D"><p>​One of Canada’s most endangered plant species - the Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) -- is getting a helping hand at Deas Island Regional Park in the City of Delta after declining in the wake of urbanization. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-deasisland.jpgRead more...Full
NZWC releases food loss and waste strategyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/611/NZWC releases food loss and waste strategyNZWC releases food loss and waste strategy<div class="ExternalClassA31894C968FB4299B09D453412E39734"><p>​The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC) released its updated <em>National Food Waste Reduction Strategy</em> for preventing food waste in Canada, along with new guidelines that will make easier for the national food industry and organizations to donate – and receive – leftover foods.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-nzwc.jpgRead more...Full
Reconnect with nature in Regional Parkshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/612/Reconnect with nature in Regional ParksReconnect with nature in Regional Parks<div class="ExternalClass1B5E4CC1027242EBB665CA1BF86C704E"><p>​Metro Vancouver Regional Parks has been offering nature education programs since 1979. Each year professional park interpreters amaze, inspire and educate as they connect over 50,000 participants with nature through program and events.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/cio-summer2018.jpgRead more...Full
Emotive an electrifying experiencehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/613/Emotive an electrifying experienceEmotive an electrifying experience<div class="ExternalClassC2AE4146D54143A08DA502E9B55B0845"><p>​Metro Vancouver will be presenting <a href="http://subscription.metrovancouver.org/sites/chairupdate/SitePages/Home.aspx?jg=bd0ea9b2-7832-465c-97d8-e96f13f4c24c&eg=f3ab56e5-21fe-475d-a6c1-2d37e0914b63&lg=d1971b5c-a670-4d65-a5d8-84e72dd61df5&ltp=c" target="_blank"><em>Emotive: The Electric Vehicle Experience</em></a>, a campaign raising awareness of electric vehicles, at events throughout the region this summer. Drop by one of the upcoming events to sit in an electric vehicle (EV), and meet an EV owner who can share stories of what it's like to drive electric.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-emotive.jpgRead more...Full



Metro Vancouver Videoshttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/614/Metro Vancouver VideosMetro Vancouver Videos<div class="ExternalClass842E349EF9E54525BDB5E1291F9762AA"><table width="100%" style="background:none;border:0px currentcolor;"><tbody style="background:none;"><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/25/surrey-biofuel-facility-now-open/" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-video-surrey.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a> </td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/25/surrey-biofuel-facility-now-open/" target="_blank"> Surrey’s Biofuel Facility is Now Open: </a></strong> The first closed-loop fully integrated organic waste management system in North America is now open in Surrey. Curbside organic waste is converted into renewable energy that powers the City’s waste collection vehicles and reduces CO2 emissions by 49,000 tonnes a year.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/25/waste-ambassadors-help-sort-it-right-in-port-coquitlam/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-video-waste.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/25/waste-ambassadors-help-sort-it-right-in-port-coquitlam/" target="_blank">Waste Ambassadors Help Sort It Right in Port: </a></strong> Port Coquitlam's intrepid waste ambassadors are out flipping open blue bins and chatting with residents to help coach them on how to improve their recycling.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/24/fish-%e2%99%a5%ef%b8%8f-box-culverts-in-langley/" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-video-fish.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://metrovancouverblog.org/2018/05/24/fish-%e2%99%a5%ef%b8%8f-box-culverts-in-langley/" target="_blank">Fish ♥️ Box Culverts in Langley: </a></strong> See why salmon like square culverts better than round, and other stream and storm water enhancements in Langley Township --illustrating how their Integrated Storm Management Plan is being enacted.</td></tr><tr><td style="width:155px;vertical-align:top;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0yjPwVmZCw" target="_blank"> <img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue43-video-blakeburn.jpg" alt="" style="width:153px;" /></a></td><td style="color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top;"> <strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0yjPwVmZCw" target="_blank">Blakeburn Lagoons Park Opening: </a></strong> A short look at the grand opening of Port Coquitlam's new nature park, which features decommissioned sewage lagoons transformed into pathways, ponds, and marshes for birds and wildlife.</td></tr></tbody></table> </div>Read more...SummaryBottom
Events around the regionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/issue-43/615/Events around the regionEvents around the region<div class="ExternalClassC8A07D941C954147886D80FFA393627F"><p>​<strong>A Future Without Waste: The Journey to A Circular Economy</strong><br> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council, will hold its eighth annual Zero Waste Conference. ZWC 2018 offers global perspectives with a Canadian context as thought leaders from around the world highlight the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. You'll learn how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments can embrace and accelerate their transition to this new model.</p><p>November 8 & 9</p><p><a href="http://subscription.metrovancouver.org/sites/chairupdate/SitePages/Home.aspx?jg=bd0ea9b2-7832-465c-97d8-e96f13f4c24c&eg=f3ab56e5-21fe-475d-a6c1-2d37e0914b63&lg=9202a4f7-c319-446a-ad89-9da9c2cc3e8d&ltp=c">Information and registration</a></p></div>Read more...SummaryBottom