Did You Know?Did You Know?2014-10-01T07:00:00ZGP0|#e8164e0a-1e1f-4710-9084-7e828c0b1066;L0|#0e8164e0a-1e1f-4710-9084-7e828c0b1066|Issue 2;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass488963C433ED4D1D9AEFF87E4C6B6363"> <ul> <li>Over one million kilos of pumpkins are carved up annually in the Lower Mainland and after Halloween night, these pumpkins are potentially sent to the landfill. Plan to <a href="/services/solid-waste/food-scraps-recycling/residents3/tools-resources/Pages/default.aspx">compost your Jack O’Lanterns</a> after Halloween.</li><br> <li>Metro Vancouver residents are eligible to receive a rebate for trading in their old uncertified wood-burning appliance for a new low emission appliance. Rebate funding is limited and is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn about this <a href="/services/air-quality/projects-initiatives/Pages/wood-stove-exchange.aspx"><strong>important program</strong></a> that helps to improve our region’s air quality. </li><br> <li>Three Metro Vancouver projects have helped to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region. <br><br> <ol> <li>Wastewater treatment plants now produce less than a third of the amount of greenhouse gases than they did in 1997. Further improvements are being made as facilities are upgraded.</li><br> <li>Hybrid and electric vehicles are replacing some conventional cars and trucks in the Metro Vancouver vehicle fleet, which significantly reduces fuel usage.</li><br> <li>A number of Metro Vancouver buildings now have solar hot water heaters and energy-efficient lighting upgrades.</li></ol></li></ul></div>