Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update2015-09-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386;L0|#0d4dd73f1-fbe7-492c-8314-7ee9fb4f0386|Issue 13;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassD419C644B7AA4C7A9F7E26151EBEC551"><p>It's nearly Thanksgiving, when kitchen menus switch from summer fare to autumn meals. Whatever you cook, find new ideas on saving food and money with the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.  In addition to avoiding food waste, there's a buzz around waste reduction in all its forms; packaging, sourcing materials, product design and more. If you're interested in local and national conversations about waste,  the Zero Waste Conference might be for you. </p><p>Also in this edition find updates on our utilities, tools for assessing your air quality, tips for taking care of your plumbing, heart-warming photographs from our regional parks photography contest and an invitation to join apple festivals, fall hikes, and to volunteer your time to help the environment at an EcoBlitz. </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>0