2014 Christmas Campaign – Create memories, not garbage 2014 Christmas Campaign – Create memories, not garbage <div class="ExternalClass0CDC4978D2CC40D3BD04E266878856ED"><p>As you travel around Metro Vancouver in December, you'll see our vivid advertisements on buses, Skytrains, transit stops and stations as well as on televisions, in malls and on social media. </p><p>Gifts that will last for years are another way for us to reduce the amount of garbage we create in our region at this giving time of year, And, gifts like tickets to a concert, lessons at a community centre, or a day on snowshoes with family or friends are a wonderful way to be a green angel and create memories, not garbage.</p><p>This is the seventh year that Metro Vancouver has developed a waste-reduction campaign to run during December, and post-campaign surveys confirm that public awareness of the campaign has grown each year. In January 2013, 50 percent of residents surveyed recalled the campaign, and of those who recalled it, 40 percent said the advertisements influenced the types of gifts they bought at Christmas.</p><p>Many Green Gift Ideas are posted on Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, not Garbage webpages. There are also electronic greeting cards, and videos like Create Memories, not Garbage and Christmas at the Landfill.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/Christmas-970.jpg2014-12-18T08:00:00ZGP0|#235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96;L0|#0235a6d6c-f602-454f-bc90-1d7ca0adff96|Issue 4;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass10E9CF4FBA854FB685543840CA6DE12B"><p>Instead of just buying gifts this holiday season, invest in creating memories too!</p> <p>Gifts like child minding or dog walking, experiences like family baking or bungee jumping or lessons for singing or making pottery, are great ways to show how much you care. </p></div>0