Skyrocketing house prices, underfunded social services, and a lack of social housing are having a devastating impact on people across the Metro Vancouver region. In this episode of The Sustainable Region, we examined the problems created by homelessness and the ways in which they can be addressed.
In this episode we meet the local innovators featured at Metro Vancouver’s 2016 Zero Waste Conference and visit Turnabout Luxury Retail. Owner Joy Mauro pioneered a trend by offering a green alternative in designer fashion retail and now she is expanding her range to include high-end furniture. In this
At the 2016 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, keynote speaker Owen Zachariasse profiled his company’s Park 20|20 development; with its closed loop energy and water systems, human-centered design, and innovative construction. I produced a condensed version of his presentation as the first episode of the 2017 season of The
In the latest episode of The Sustainable Region, we took a closer look at gardening in our region. In particular, the program showcased Metro Vancouver’s new Grow Green Guide, visited with community gardeners, and explored ways gardeners can create great, water-wise green spaces.
A light-hearted first look at Vancouver’s new bike share system, Mobi.
I am thinking about upgrading from my ancient iPad to a new iPad mini 2 or 4 for work purposes. Wondering if anyone else is using a tablet in this manner and what I should be considering?
With the promise and/or threat of artificial intelligence much on our collective minds these days, it’s entertaining to consider two films that explore the topic. Their parallels and dissimilarities highlight shared themes and thought-provoking questions we may well face when androids learn to dream.
A turbine in the Capilano energy recovery facility will generate electricity from the excess pressure once the new tunnels connecting the Capilano reservoir and the Seymour water filtration system are fully tested and operational. See how crews tackled the tricky business of moving this large turbine into its permanent home.
Hotter temperatures are a familiar symptom of climate change. Another is extreme precipitation – intense bouts of heavy rainfall that can damage private homes AND civic infrastructure. In North Vancouver, community workshops help the public understand the challenges municipalities face with issues such as extreme weather and offer a chance to collaborate on potential solutions.
The Coquitlam Reservoir supplies our region with 370 million litres of potable water on an average day. Now that water is cleaner than ever, thanks to the new Coquitlam Water Treatment Facility. In this episode see how this ultraviolet innovation went from blueprint to reality. (17:30 min)