Events Around Our RegionEvents Around Our Region2015-07-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#9b27e797-ea67-4d3b-98bb-21ce706a4a36;L0|#09b27e797-ea67-4d3b-98bb-21ce706a4a36|Issue 11;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass5555E9A9E80D49558299585697160ABA"><p> <strong>The Sustainable Region and Metro Vancouver Close Up</strong></p><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" target="_blank">The Sustainable Region</a> TV series examines how Metro Vancouver manages growth, protects the environment, and delivers vital services to residents of our region.<br style="clear:both;"> </p><p> <strong>Collaborating for Waste Prevention and Reduction - Sustainability Dialogue</strong> Experts from Denmark, Metro Vancouver, and coastal BC jurisdictions explain how they work across government, private, and non-profit sectors to manage solid waste with a focus on prevention, reduction and recycling. Taped June 26, 2015 at SFU Wosk Centre.</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">Metro Vancouver Close Up</a> shows how municipalities and community groups are promoting sustainability and shared regional goals. New videos are posted each month. Current videos include:<br style="clear:both;"></p><ul> <li> <strong> </strong> <a href="http://bcove.me/b3dpsbq4" target="_blank">Dream Rider school programming</a>: Dream Rider engages, inspires and empowers kids to become agents of change (a.k.a. <strong>Planet Protector Super Heroes</strong>) in their families and communities, to deliver messages/actions about sustainability, waste and climate change. Visit one classroom in Langley. </li><li> <strong> </strong> <a href="http://bcove.me/nzq7ijfz" target="_blank">Bike to Work Week</a>: 11,000 people took part in Bike to Work week this year. Close Up visits Surrey, (which offers 90km of off-street and 250 km of bike lanes) to see how employers and the city are encouraging cyclists, and to try the new Bon Accord cycling bridge linking the Port Mann and Hwy #1. </li><li> <a href="http://bcove.me/lfomsfqa" target="_blank">Feeding the 5000</a>: Feeding the 5000 is a global movement that shines a light on food waste. At each event, a communal feast is made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted. Metro Vancouver took part in the first Vancouver event, in alignment with our <a href="http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.ca/about/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Love Food, Hate Waste</a> campaign. </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">online</a>.</p><p> </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">online</a> or go to metrovancouver.org and search 'photo contest' </p></div>0