Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events2015-06-25T07:00:00ZGP0|#75fdcc10-e11d-42e1-a77f-bfdf4cb451db;L0|#075fdcc10-e11d-42e1-a77f-bfdf4cb451db|Issue 10;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC671867AF7744825844FA23724E37759"><p><strong>Emotive 2015 Summer Event Season</strong></p><p>Ever driven an EV (Electric vehicle)? Curious? <a href="http://www.emotivebc.ca/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Emotive</em></span></a><em> the electric vehicle experience</em>, is a campaign to raise awareness about electric vehicles. </p><ul><li>sit behind the wheel of a BMW i3</li><li>find out why your music sounds better in an EV</li><li>ask their smart staff questions about EVs</li><li>learn about incentives through the Clean Energy Vehicle for BC program.</li></ul><p>Metro Vancouver and other <a href="http://pluginbc.ca/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Plug in BC</span></a> partners are offering the <em>Emotive: Electric Vehicle Experience</em> campaign for a second year. Upcoming events include: </p><ul><li>June 24: Make Music Vancouver (Vancouver)</li></ul><ul><li>June 27: Walnut Grove Business Association Family Day (Langley)</li><li>July 1: Surrey Canada Day (Surrey)</li><li>July 4: East Van Summer Jam (Vancouver)</li><li>July 18: Electrafest (Vancouver)</li><li>July 19: Aldergrove Fair Days (Langley)</li><li>Aug 15: Burnaby Farmer's Market (Burnaby)</li><li>Sept 19-20: Country Celebration (Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley)</li><li>Sept 22-23: Car Share Association Conference (Vancouver)</li></ul><p><strong>Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Conference October 29, 2015</strong></p><p>Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 29 and register for the annual Zero Waste Conference. We've confirmed speaker <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-mcdonough/15/2/72a" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">William McDonough, FAIA, FRIBA, Int.</span></a>, a globally recognized leader in sustainable development and design, recognized by <em>Time</em> magazine as a '<em>Hero for the Planet</em>'.   </p><p>The conference agenda aims to challenge traditional assumptions around waste and demonstrate the economic value to be realized from zero waste and circular economy approaches.  </p><p>Last year over 500 professionals and waste-enthusiast came out to talk about the future of how we manage our waste in and outside of our region. Bookmark the <a href="http://zwcblog.org/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">conference blog</span></a> and <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">conference website</span></a> and check for updates as the program develops. </p><p><strong>Metro Vancouver's Television Programs: The Sustainable Region & Metro Vancouver Close Up </strong></p><p><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/the-sustainable-region" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Sustainable Region</span></a> TV series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment, and delivers vital services to residents of our region. </p><p>This month features Metro Vancouver's Emergency Management Integrated Response initiative and how coordination and collaboration between levels of government and stakeholders works in emergency situations. </p><p><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/metro-vancouver-close-up" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Metro Vancouver Close Up</span></a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month. Current videos include: </p><ul><li>Surrey Party for the Planet - City of Surrey celebrates Earth Day with a massive event featuring 3 concert stages and dozens of displays and activities at the City Hall Plaza. BC's largest Earth Day event. All free. <br></li><li>New Westminster (and other cities) Jane's Walk -Neighbourhood walks are celebrated around the world on the first weekend in May. Dozens of Metro Vancouver walks took place, including several led by mayors. <br> </li><li>Coquitlam Earth Day Yoga- an action plan for the Coquitlam River watershed was launched at Coquitlam city hall on Earth Day, featuring displays and of course,  yoga. </li></ul><p>These programs air back to back on Shaw TV4, Delta Cable 4 and Novus TV4:</p><p>Shaw TV 4: Wed 7:30pm; Sat 12:30pm; Mon 3:30pm; Tues 11pm<br> NVTV4: Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30pm; Tues, Thurs, Sat at 9am & 3:30pm<br> Delta TV: Sun/Mon at 8am & 2pm; Mon-Fri at 11:30am</p><p>And they are always available <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">online</span></a>.</p><p><strong>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo Contest </strong></p><p>Metro Vancouver invites amateur and professional photographers alike to share their best photos showing why they love Regional Parks. </p><p>Submit up to three photos for a chance to win great prizes. The contest is open to ages 13 and up. The entry deadline is Aug 31, 2015. Vote for the People's Choice Award Sept 1 – 15, 2015. </p><p>For details visit us <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MetroVancouverRegionalParks?sk=app_515720611858523" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">online</span></a> or go to metrovancouver.org and search 'photo contest' </p><p><strong>Sustainability Dialogue </strong></p><p><em>Help shape the future of the region by sharing your thoughts with other local experts on innovative solutions to challenging regional issues. The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues facilitates dynamic discussions on key regional issues over the years, from housing to transportation, livability to waste and social connectedness.</em></p><p>Join us to hear experts from three jurisdictions – Denmark, Metro Vancouver, Coastal British Columbia – explain how they work across sectors to ensure the best approaches for preventing and managing waste. <a href="/events/sustainability-dialogues/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Register here.</span></a> </p><p><em>Collaborating for Waste Prevention and Reduction</em>,<em> </em>Friday June 26, 2015, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (light lunch 11:30)</p><p>For the waste sector worldwide, cooperation and collaboration by multiple stakeholders – local, regional and provincial governments, the private sector, and non-profit organizations – is critical, particularly with a growing focus on waste prevention and reduction. </p><p><strong>Sustainability Community Breakfast</strong></p><p><em>Metro Vancouver's Sustainability Community Breakfasts is a series of monthly breakfast meetings that support the Sustainable Region Initiative. They provide an opportunity to build networks and partnerships, to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and to bring together individuals and organizations interested in the sustainability of the region. </em></p><p>The next Sustainable Community Breakfast is scheduled for September 2015. </p></div>0