Events around the regionEvents around the region2018-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#7ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc;L0|#07ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc|Issue 47;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC5E78D49499D426495920829A804D911"><p> <strong>2018 National Zero Waste Conference – A World without Waste</strong><br><strong> </strong> <em>Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver</em></p><p>At the 2018 National Zero Waste Conference, thought leaders from around the world will highlight the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. You'll learn how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments can embrace and accelerate their transition to this new model. </p><p>The journey to a circular economy is one that holds great promise. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers.</p><p>November 8 – 9</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-CA">Information and registration</span></a></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Connect at Parksfest </strong> <br> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> <em>Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver Regional Parks will host its 2018 Parksfest, with the theme "The Necessity of Nature in a Changing World." This event is an opportunity for participants to come together, make important connections and share experiences. </p><p> <strong>Thursday, November 15, 7 – 9 pm</strong></p><p>Keynote: Wade Davis, ethnographer, writer, photographer and film-maker.</p><p> <strong>Friday, November 16, 6 – 9 pm</strong></p><p>Youth Film Night (For ages 30 & under): Film screening of <em>The Peel Project</em> followed by a panel discussion with the film director, an environmental advocate and a biologist.</p><p> <strong>Saturday, November 17, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm</strong></p><p>A day of inspiring presentations and practical workshops.</p><p> <strong>REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday, November 9.</strong><strong> </strong></p><p> <a href="/events/parksfest/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <span lang="EN-CA">Information and registration</span></a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Wood Heat Workshop – Burn It Smart!</strong><br><em>Township of Langley Fire Department Hall #6 (Murrayville), 22170 50 Avenue, Langley</em></p><p>Metro Vancouver and the Township of Langley are hosting a free workshop for residents about wood heating. Learn tips and techniques on improving the efficiency of your home wood heating system and reducing wood smoke. Bring a piece of wood from your woodpile and we will test its moisture content. </p><p>Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 - 9pm</p><p>To register, email <a href=""></a> </p></div>0