Be a green angel this Christmas – here’s howBe a green angel this Christmas – here’s how<div class="ExternalClassC42433F4BD354255BC08057F6A036070"><p>What’s your favourite Christmas memory? Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities are running our <a href="/christmas" target="_blank"> <em>Create Memories, Not Garbage</em></a> campaign now through December. It’s designed to remind us that it’s rewarding to celebrate friends and family with the gift of your own time, or a present that will really last. Some clever thinking makes for a memorable holiday, with less garbage. </p><p>The 2015 campaign includes two new themes; selecting a charity as a festive office fundraiser, and giving awesome leftovers to reduce food waste. Other gifts vary in cost or appeal, but all focus on creating memories. </p><p>If you need a smile, watch these videos; the gift of walking a great, <a href="/services/solid-waste/reduction-reuse/create-memories/videos/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <font color="#1b84c9">slobbery dog</font></a>, and the <a href="/services/solid-waste/reduction-reuse/create-memories/videos/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <font color="#1b84c9">heart-warming festive video</font></a> that reminds us that memories of time together endure. </p><p>Enjoy good storytelling? Catch The Flame: Holiday Season Edition, featuring local voices sharing their personal holiday memories. The stories are shared on radio and television through December, <a href="/services/solid-waste/reduction-reuse/create-memories/flame/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> online</a>, and at Metro Vancouver's December <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Sustainability Community Breakfast</a>. </p> <p>Campaign materials have been shared with other municipalities: Capital Regional District, Powell River Regional District, Cariboo Regional District, Regional District of Central Okanagan, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Strathcona County, the City of Lethbridge and the City of Portland.</p></div>|#100994a7-ccf5-41d6-898e-bf1437a726ba;L0|#0100994a7-ccf5-41d6-898e-bf1437a726ba|Issue 15;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassB24077088BE642FF8C0E8025583F72C5">Metro Vancouver and our member municipalities are running our <a href="/christmas" target="_blank"><em>Create Memories, Not Garbage</em></a> campaign now through December. Find out how you can be a green angel, by creating a memorable holiday, with less garbage.</div>0