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Metro Vancouver Green Culture News
for natural and cultural events in Greater Vancouver, Canada
edited by Joseph Lin, President of
Green Club
Every week events; Nature Vancouver; Metro Vancouver

Catching the Spirit
Spirit Stewardship Program July & August (weekend overnight camps)
Spirit Ranger Program July & August (weekday afternoons)
Burnaby Lake, Pacific Spirit and Tynehead Regional Parks
Challenge your leadership skills, help with environmental stewardship, make new friends and camp outdoors.
This program is run by youth, for youth. Age: 12~18, Info:
www.catchingthespirit.com 
Presented by Catching the Spirit Youth Society with Metro Vancouver.
FREE Registration required: 604.544.1622 or
www.catchingthespirit.com

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Monday May 30, 7:00~8:30 pm
Urban Forest Tour with Bill Stephen
Meeting Place: Main entrance at Dunbar Community Centre
Come stroll the parks and streets of Dunbar with Park Board Urban Forester Bill Stephen. Enjoy the sights and smells of nature in the city, while learning about the natural history and management of the many splendid trees in your neighbourhood. This moderately vigorous walk ends in the majestic cedars of Chaldecott Park.

Tuesday, May 31
Grant Narrows Provincial Park/Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area}
Leader: John Gordon
, Langley Field Naturalists
Time:  9:00 am at Grant Narrows Provincial Park parking lot.
Join our leader John and the Langley Field Naturalists as we look for nesting Ospreys and perhaps Sandhill Cranes. This large dyke/marsh area, with several viewing towers, is a major migration route for bird life and has the largest tidal lake in the world. It also has a great variety of bird life making it very popular with bird watchers. Please note there is a charge for parking.
Phone: 604-533-7171 pre-register. No pets please.

June 1, 2016, 7:00~8:30 pm
Documentary A Last Stand for Lelu: A Night of Environmental Awareness
Vancouver Central Branch
Hapa-palooza in association with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society presents the documentary A Last Stand for Lelu.
Lelu Island is the sacred and traditional territory of B.C.'s Lax Kw'alaams people and one of the most important salmon habitats in Canada. Despite the band's rejection of a $1.15 billion contract, drilling for natural gas has already begun.
Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring the film's co-director, Tamo Campos, Midori Campos (activist), Toby Barazzuol (Eclipse Awards), and Kai Nagata (Dogwood Initiative).

Sat, Jun 4, 10am~2pm
Nature Play Kickoff at Redwood Park
Itˇ¦ that time of year againˇKjoin us as we kick-start another summer of Nature Play! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, make some nature art, investigate cool artifacts, use a giant magnifying glass, and more - all while learning about the nature in this amazing park! All ages. Rain or shine. > Redwood Park 17900 - 20
Ave Hosted by: Surreyˇ¦ Natural Areas Partnership (SNAP)
www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13099.aspx  

Lazuli Bunting Walk
Saturday, June 4, 9~ 11:00 am
COLONY FARM REGIONAL PARK
Enjoy migratory birds including spectacular Lazuli Buntings on a 2 hour guided birding walk.
Bring binoculars if possible.
All ages Free
Meet in front of the community gardens at the end of Colony Farm Road in Coquitlam.
Information: 604-520-6442 Presented by the Colony Farm Park Association.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out  

Sun, Jun 5, 11am~3pm
World Oceans Day at Blackie Spit Park
Join local community groups for a fun-filled day at the beach - enjoy live music, family activities, marine touch tanks and much more! Take part in guided walks to the beach at noon, 1pm and 2pm or enjoy birdwatching trips with a local naturalist at 1pm and 2pm. All ages. Rain or shine. > Blackie Spit Park 3136 McBride Ave Hosted by: Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society and City of Surrey - Urban Forestry
www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13099.aspx

Creative Cafe Sundays,
June 5, 1~ 4:00 pm
MINNEKHADA REGIONAL PARK
Join the Minnekhada Park Association for creative activities, and discover the parkˇ¦ natural and cultural history.
All ages Meet at Minnekhada Lodge.
Information: www.minnekhada.ca Presented by the Minnekhada Lodge Association.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out 

Coho Bon Voyage
Sun, June 5, 11 am~ 2 pm
Crippen Regional Park
Release coho salmon fry, see the Terminal Creek fish hatchery and discover the ecological importance of salmon. Info:
www.bowenhatchery.org
Meet at Terminal Creek Hatchery, 15 minute walk from the ferry dock. Presented by Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club.
FREE Drop in. Registration not required..
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

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Casual Birding Walk
Wednesdays, June 8, 9:00 am ˇVNoon
BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK
Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5 hour birdwatching amble.
Bring binoculars.
Age 9+ Free
Meet at Cammidge House via the Centennial Beach Entrance on Boundary Bay Road.
Presented with Delta Naturalists.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out  

Friday, June 10 
Skagit Valley Provincial Park
Leaders: Al & Jude Grass
, Langley Field Naturalists
Time: 8:45 at the junction of the Hope Flood Road and Silver Skagit Road (take exit #168 from Highway 1 East).
Come join Al and Jude as they take us to the Skagit Valley. Birds and wildflowers should be at their best including the beautiful pink Rhododendron which should be in bloom. his is a full day trip, so please bring lunch, snacks, water, (sunscreen and bug repellent) and a variety of clothing and footwear for the weather. 
Note: please make sure you have enough gas as it is 130 km round trip to Ross Lake and back to the highway. Phone: 604-538-8774 pre-register. No pets please. 

Saturday, June 11
Iona Island Spring Birding Trip #6
This is the final trip in a series of six bi-weekly trips on the theme "Follow the Changing Seasons at Iona Island". How many more species will the group log today for the grand total for the 6 trips? Typically 35-45 species are recorded per trip. Can we reach 80 plus for the six trips? Meet in the parking lot near the washrooms at the end of the Iona Regional Park road at 8:00 am. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. There are some narrow, muddy trails. Bring binoculars or a scope. The trip lasts about 3 hours. Please call the leader, Colin Clark, at 604-274-5379 if you need a ride from the
Canada Line Bridgeport station.
http://naturevancouver.ca/events/field_trips 

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Wednesday, June 15
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Leader: Viveka Ohman
, Langley Field Naturalists
Time: 9:00 am at 8th Avenue parking lot across from the Nature House.
This is our "welcome back" for our annual "yellow-themed" Warbler and other summer birds with expert birder Viveka. We will be looking for Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Wilsonˇ¦ Warbler, Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks and many more.
We will walk the Ravine Trail first, then return through the meadow past the farm house across from the Nature House and head north on the central main trail. Following I Km we will turn left on the Vine Maple Trail and end up at the 16th avenue parking lot. From here we walk east on the Little River Loop trail towards the Listening Bridge where we will have a water break and listen for more birds. Then we head south and return to the 8th avenue parking lot via the main central trail. Walking distance is approx. 5km so please wear appropriate footwear.
We plan to eat lunch in the park in the gazebo by the pond afterwards.
Phone: 604-534-3401 pre-register. No pets please.

Splash! BC Family Fishing Day
Sun, June 19, 10 am~ 3 pm
LOWER SEYMOUR CONSERVATION RESERVE
Try your luck catching a rainbow trout at Rice Lake. Enjoy exhibits and festivities with the kids. License not required. Allow 2 hours. Info: 604-288-0511; Meet at Rice Lake. Please leave your pet at home. FREE Activities, BBQ $10 per plate - proceeds go to Seymour Salmonid Society
Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Sunday in the Park
Sun, June 19, 9 am~ noon
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Celebrate Fatherˇ¦s Day with a pancake breakfast, entertainment and nature displays. Meet at Centennial Beach. Presented by the Boundary Bay Park Association. Breakfast: $ 6 per adult, $ 3 per child ; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

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Beach Bonanza
June 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 10 am~ 2 pm
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Explore the beach and learn about mysterious creatures of the sand and sea. Meet at Centennial Beach. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Saturday, June 25
Birding Field Trip at Grant Narrows
Nature Vancouver
Enjoy a half-day birding at Grant Narrows along the Pitt River Dyke from Grant Narrows to Catbird Slough. The grass may be long and in morning usually wet, appropriate footwear is advised. Expected species are American Redstart, Bullock's Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Catbird, & Band-tailed Pigeon. We have been successful locating American Redstart on our previous June field trips to this location. When birding in the Polder in June expect the unexpected. Meet the leader at 08:15 in the Grant Narrowsˇ¦parking lot. We will then car pool to our starting point at Catbird Slough. Larry Cowan 604 307-0931.

Frog Pond Safari
Sat, June 25, 1~ 4 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Pond dip for frogs, water tigers, whirly-gigs and more. Find out how these unique creatures have adapted to their watery world through interactive games, stories and crafts. Meet at the Campbell Valley Nature House. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

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Tuesday, June 28
Coquitlam Dykes
Leader: Larry Cowan
, Langley Field Naturalists
Time: 8:30 am in the parking area at Victoria and Cedar Drives in Port Coquitlam
Our half day bird walk will be at DeBoville Slough/Minnekhada RP. In June you can expect Green Heron, Sandhill Crane, warblers, vireos and a multitude of waterfowl species. We will position an appropriate number of vehicles in the Minnekhada parking lot off Quarry Rd. for our return trip.
Phone: 604-307-0931 or e-mail
lawrencecowan@shaw.ca pre-register. No pets please

Wednesday June 29 2016
The multi-billion trade in endangered species: What is the future for such high-profile species as the Big Cats, eight species of Bear, three species of Rhino and two species of Elephant.
A free public talk for Parkgate Library, North Vancouver.
Speaker: David Cook.
Meeting time & location: 7:00 pm at the Parkgate Library 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. The Parkgate library is opposite the Parkgate Community Centre and adjacent to the Parkgate Village Shopping Centre at the corner of the Mt Seymour Parkway and Seymour Road which is also the access road to Mount Seymour Provincial Park.
Duration of talk: Approximately two hours.
Registration required: Call 604-929-3727.

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Butterfly Tea Party
Sat, July 16, 1~ 4 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Celebrate butterfly season in the wildlife garden with tea, stories, activities, crafts and butterfly enthusiasts. Meet at Campbell Valley Nature House. FREE Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Celebrating the Seashore
Sat. July 16, 11 am~ 2 pm
Belcarra Regional Park
Join us for an up-close look at sea creatures found at Belcarra. Watch barnacles eat with their feet, touch a Dungeness crab and get your face painted.
Meet at Belcarra picnic area. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Celebrating Creepy Crawlies
Sat. July 16, 10 am~ 4 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Explore the amazing world of bugs. Go on a bug hunt, zoom in with a microscope, and make your own wearable bug bling craft. Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House. Presented with the Burnaby Lake Park Association. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Hiking Smart
Sat. July 16, 9am~ noon
Lynn Headwaters egional Park
Before hitting the trail, take a moment to check out the latest information about hiking essentials. Meet at park kiosk opposite BC Mills House. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Critter Capers: The Case of the Missing Berries
Sat. July 16, 11:00 am~ 3:00 pm
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Become a forest detective and help Chickadee solve the mystery of the missing berries! Allow 1 hour to complete. Meet at 16th Ave parking lot, 400m west of Blanca St. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Bat Chat
As the sun goes down, hungry bats head out to feast on mosquitoes, moths and more. Join our nature experts to watch and listen as this magical food journey unfolds.
Fri, July 22 & 29, 9~ 9:30 pm
Fri, Aug. 5, 8:45~ 9:15 pm
Deas Island Regional Park
Meet at Burvilla. FREE; Registration not required
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Tall Tales of the Fraser
Sun, July 24, 7 ~8 pm
Derby Reach Regional Park
A fun family gathering around the fire to roast marshmallows and share Fraser River stories and songs. Meet at Edgewater Bar, Marpole Picnic Shelter. FREE; Registration not required
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Meteor Shower Watch
Sat, Aug. 13, 8~ 11 pm
Aldergrove Regional Park
Join astronomers with telescopes as they search the night sky for the Perseids meteor shower. Enjoy lantern-lit trails, games, crafts, storytelling and other entertainment. Camp overnight to extend your star gazing experience. Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford.
Presented with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. $ 2 per person; Drop in. Registration not required. www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Starry Night
Sat, Aug. 20, 7~ 9:30 pm
Deas Island Regional Park
Follow lantern lit paths to explore nature at night. Bring a flashlight. Allow one hour for this 2km walk. Meet near the Rowing Club. Please leave your pet at home. Presented with Corporation of Delta, Parks & Recreation. FREE; Drop in. Registration not required.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

Music in the Park
Mon, Sept. 5, Noon~ 5 pm
Capilano River Regional Park
Bring a picnic and enjoy live music, art demonstrations, and an art gallery set against the stunning backdrop of the North Shore Mountains and Capilano Reservoir. Info:
www.nvartscouncil.ca Limited parking in Cleveland Dam parking lot. Please leave your pet at home. Presented with the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.
www.metrovancouver.org/events/check-it-out

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Ongoing Natural Walks and Surveys

Nature Vancouver
Nature Vancouver
Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver) was founded in 1918
There are seminars on bird life, marine biology, botany and environmental issues on almost every Thursday night. The Society with the Birding, Botany and Marine Biology sections holds regular evening meetings and invites guest speakers to make presentations on natural history topics. These meetings are open to the general public, with no admission fee. The Conservation section also meets monthly.

Field Trips are offered almost every weekend by Nature Vancouver and are the most popular activity for the members. Non-members are welcome to join in these trips as a way to review the activities of the Society but are asked to limit their participation to three events. The liability insurance applies only to members in good standing. Those who participate do so at their own risk.

Birds on the Bay
is an annual celebration focused on raising public awareness and knowledge of Boundary Bay's international designation as an Important Bird Area. This program identifies, protects and monitors a network of vital habitats for the conservation of bird populations and biodiversity around the world.  In 2005 Boundary Bay was designated a Western Hemispheric Reserve by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
http://www.birdsonthebay.ca/

First Saturday, 8 am
Maplewood Flats Bird Survey
An experienced birder will lead the survey.  Observe and learn your birds at 25 locations in the Conservation Area. All levels of birders are welcome to join the Wild Bird Trust's monthly bird survey of Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, North Vancouver.  Meet at 0800 in the parking lot of the Pacific Environment Science Centre, 2645 Dollarton Highway. If the gate is closed, park adjacent to the highway. For details,
http://www.wildbirdtrust.org/

Second Saturday, 10 am
Maplewood Flats Free Interpretive theme walks
On the second Saturday of each month, you're welcome to join the Wild Bird Trust's Nature Walks with Al and Jude Grass at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area.  Meet at 1000 in the parking lot of the Pacific Environment Science Centre, 2645 Dollarton Highway. If the gate is closed, park adjacent to the highway.

Second Sunday
Monthly Squamish Estuary Bird Count
Squamish Environment Society organizes Monthly Squamish Estuary Bird Count. Identify birds by sight and sound. Visit the Estuaryˇ¦s hidden places, through all seasons, tides and weather! No experience necessary! The Squamish Estuary has been divided into four count areas. Each area contains a mix of walking and/or driving. Habitats include: floodplain forest, rivers, sloughs, Carex sedge meadows, mud and open water. The count takes between 4 and 6 hours depending on weather and number of birds. Results are tallied at the Brew Pub over lunch.

*Meet at the Brew Pub located at the south end of Cleveland Ave in the Squamish town center- drive to the end of Cleveland, the Brew Pub is the big, beautiful building on the right. Count leaders are local birders. Most have spotting scopes. Counts occur monthly, usually the second Sunday of the month, but if there is a holiday itˇ¦s changed to either the first or third Sunday, please check the calendar. For more information, contact Judith Vetsch at 1-604-892-3340, or check
http://www.squamishenvironment.ca/

Burns Bog Nature Walk
10am, every 3rd Saturday of the month
(changes depending on Holidays, please check website before hand)
Length: approx. 1.5-2 hours
Meeting place: In front of Planet Ice (Delta)
Description: Enjoy a Fun and Educational nature walk through one of the World's most unique and ecologically important ecosystems.  Burns Bog is the largest undeveloped urban wilderness and has been coined the "lungs of the lower mainland".  Learn all about the different plants, animals, and ecosystems that exist and discover all the important resources the First Nations used to survive.
Fee: Suggested donation $7.50/person
weblink:
http://www.burnsbog.org/

Third Saturday
Terra Nova Natural Area
This bird survey of The Terra Nova Natural Area in Richmond is conducted on the third Saturday of each month. Meet in the Terra Nova parking lot at 8 a.m. (October-March) or 7 a.m. (April-September). For details please contact the co-ordinator, Eric Greenwood at 604-737-4724. The nature reserve is at the west end of Westminster Highway, past No.1 Road.

Nature Walks in Hastings Park Sanctuary
The Hastings Park Conservancy hosts free guided nature walks in the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, nearly every month (except August and December), year-round. This amazing FREE activity is not only a refreshing morning walk around the pond, but is also a great opportunity to learn about the diverse bird species and other creatures that inhabit the Sanctuary at Hastings Park, from experienced biologists and nature enthusiasts who know the park well.
http://www.hastingspark.ca/   There's free parking on site for visitors to the Sanctuary, or take the bus to Hastings & Renfrew Streets.  For further information, http://www.hastingspark.ca/nature-walks-in-hastings-park/

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Most Sunday
Discovery Walks in Stanley Park
These two hour guided walks, leaving from the Nature House at Lost Lagoon on most Sundays, explore the natural and cultural history of Stanley Park. Departure times, topics and fees vary. To ensure your participation at these popular events, contact the Program Manager at 604-257-8544 to reserve. Space permitting, drop-ins are welcome. Please check schedule of events at Stanley Park Ecology Society:
www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Last Sunday
Birding Walks in Stanley Park
Join naturalist Catherine Aitchison for a two-hour walk in Stanley Park to identify migratory and resident birds and learn bird-watching skills. Meet at the Lost Lagoon Nature House at 0900 on the last Sunday of every month. Fee by donation.
www.stanleyparkecology.ca

Every Sunday
Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Enjoy a bird walk with volunteer birders at Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta. Meet at the reception area at 10 a.m. Admission fee is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (2-14) and seniors (60+). Phone 604-946-6980 for more information
http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/

Third Sunday
Bird Surveys at UBC Farm
Every third Sunday of each month, join in a bird survey at the UBC Farm. Meet at 8 a.m. (March to September) and 9 a.m. (October to February) at the main gate to the farm located off Westbrook Mall between 16th Ave. and Southwest Marine Drive. Please contact Sue Kay-Downs at 604-569-3058 for more information.

Botany Walk in VanDusen Botanical Garden
(Nov. to March) Sundays only at 2 p.m. (April to Oct.) Daily at 2 p.m. plus Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Free for Members or with Garden admission. Meet at the Information Desk on the Deck. More info at VanDusen Botanical Garden Web:
http://vancouver.ca/vandusen/  in Events Calendar

Last Saturday,
Birding Walk in VanDusen Botanical Garden 
10 a.m. meet in the Visitor Centre Atrium. Join Jeremy Gordon for a birding exploration in the Garden. Rain or shine. Free for Members or with Garden admission. More info at VanDusen Botanical Garden Web:
http://vancouver.ca/vandusen/  in Events Calendar

Metro Vancouver & Regional Parks Events
http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/calendar/Pages/default.aspx

Public Tree Walks in Riverview Arboretum
2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
The Riverview lands are on a slope overlooking the Coquitlam River in Coquitlam, BC. They have become, through the course of nearly a century, a microcosm of British Columbia's natural and cultural history. Walks usually last about two hours. Meet for all walks at Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building, turn off Holly Drive at Oak to Kalmia. Burke Mountain Naturalists lead walks along the wildlife area at the high point of the Lands, also starting from the HEY. For information 604-290-9910, or look for Riverview Horticultural Centre Society website at
www.rhcs.org & http://rhcs.org/tours_events.html

Lynn Canyon Park and Ecology Centre
The Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre first opened in 1971 as a project to honour British Columbia's 100th birthday. Operated by the District of North Vancouver,this unique centre offers visitors an introduction to the temperate rainforest and provides environmental education for the local community. Informative and interactive displays present information on the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest and global environmental issues.
*Children love to have fun and learn about nature in the Kid's Exploratorium. Shop for nature-themed gifts from our gift shop or choose from over 80 nature videos to watch on our large screen for free! The lush temperate rainforest is the focus of our educational nature programs. Explore our web site for more information about Lynn Canyon Park and the Ecology Centre.
www.dnv.org/ecology

Lower Mainland Green Team
http://www.meetup.com/the-lower-mainland-green-team
ˇE Pulling invasive plants that are overtaking our native flora
ˇE Planting of native plants/trees
ˇE Restoring areas along a stream, river, marsh or shoreline
ˇE Beach/River/lake clean up
ˇE Harvesting organic fruits/veggies
ˇE Trail building/maintenance
ˇE Restoration of wildlife sites

Find MORE Events for Kids and Families at:
Burns Bog Conservation Society:
www.burnsbog.org
Delta Recreation and Parks:
www.corp.delta.bc.ca
Great Blue Heron Reserve:
www.chilliwackblueheron.com
Langley Environmental Partners Society:
www.leps.bc.ca/events
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks:
www.metrovancouver.org
Richmond Nature Park:
http://www.richmond.ca/parksrec/ptc/naturepark/about.htm  
Stanley Park Ecology Society:
www.stanleyparkecology.ca
Surrey Parks Environmental Programs:
http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/7051.aspx

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Environmental Institutions

Light House Sustainable Building Centre
is an enterprising non-profit society dedicated to advancing and catalyzing sustainability in British Columbia's built environment. We offer a range of free and fee-based programs and services out of our 1,300 square foot office, resource and display centre on Granville Island. Anyone and everyone - industry professionals, building owners, government representatives and members of the general public - can come to learn about the "five Ps" of sustainable building: practices, policies, products, projects and service providers. Guests are invited to relax in our comfortable modern environment, explore and discuss the latest eco friendly or "green" resources and find the solutions they need to make their buildings, houses, communities and lives more sustainable. More info about recent educational programs at
http://www.sustainablebuildingcentre.com/

Sustainability Television
www.sustainabilitytelevision.com 
Sustainability Television is the space that links television, the internet, and mobile devices to help foster community and the empowerment and equal access to the media for all people... from Alaska to the South Pole and all points in between.. STV creates true unfettered access to media both by shooting content that you May not see anywhere else, and by giving you the ability to share your empowering stories as well We believe nobody has a monopoly on ideas and nobody get's to say you're not good enough. We believe people are ready to be informed, discover and share resources, then take the necessary actions that create communities that we all can be proud of for generations to come.

Each piece of information you upload is tagged with a map location where the content was shot or originates from.  Through the "change my location" feature; our servers will pull information from your local area, helping you to share that info with people in your community first, and also with the rest of the world.

Metro Vancouver Recycles
Welcome to our new reuse and recycle database, Metro Vancouver Recycles. 
Our directory of reuse and recycling services is designed to help you answer the question Where do I take this? The database contains over 1,300 locations within the Metro Vancouver region to donate, recycle or appropriately dispose of those items you no longer want. 
http://www.metrovancouverrecycles.org/Pages/Residential.aspx

Taking Nature's Pulse
and the Taking Nature's Pulse- the Summary
http://www.biodiversitybc.org/assets/pressReleases/BBC_summary_Final.pdf
The Status of Biodiversity in British Columbia- full report
http://www.biodiversitybc.org/assets/pressReleases/BBC_StatusReport_Web_final.pdf

Greenest City Action Plan of City Of Vancouver
Our vision is to create opportunities today, while building:
*A strong local economy
*Vibrant and inclusive neighbourhoods
*Internationally recognized city that meets the needs of generations to come
Through a set of measurable and attainable targets, we are putting Vancouver
on the path to becoming the greenest city in the world.
http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/greenest-city-action-plan.aspx 

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Environmental education:
A dose of nature is good for body and soul
Green Club not just a walk in the park
Eco-tourism Interpretation Centre for East Tynrhead Regional Park
Ecotourism in Regional Parks presented at Metro Vancouver Super Saturday
Principles For Cross-cultural Education at Interpretation Canada Conference
Nature Vancouver Conservation Award & Parks Board Volunteer Award

Conservation issues
http://www.greenclub.bc.ca/Green_Club_Activity/Issue/issue.htm
Urban sustainability; Green space & air quality; Water conservation; Land & food health; Education

HOME film project has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
Join the HOME adventure ! Yann Arthus-Bertrand and his team travelled around the planet over 18 months to make this film. This movie shot from the air over fifty countries has a mission and carries a message for humanity : to become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption.

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You can find most of natural & cultural events & programs in Metro Vancouver at
http://www.greenclub.bc.ca/Green_Club_Activity/Metro_Vancouver/metro_vancouver.htm

You can find other natural programs, cultural events & environmental issues in British Columbia at
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You can find cross-cultural programs of Green Club for new Taiwanese & Chinese Canadians at
http://www.greenclub.bc.ca/Green_Club_Activity/green_club_activity.htm

Green Club programs
Green Club as one of the active Metro Parks partners
In the past 11 years, more than 10 Green Club community healthy Walk leaders and interpreters helped thousands of families, especially new Taiwanese and Chinese Canadian, to learn more about our Metro Parks. We have been all over Metro Vancouver from Crippen Parks in Bowen Island to Kanaka Creek in Maple Ridge, and from Campbell Valley to three watersheds.

We help people appreciate the beauty of the four seasons, learn the science of the nature, and apprehend the secret of the evolution. In spring, we learn about flowers, insects & warblers. In summer, we learn about forest, berries & marine lifes. In Fall, we learn about mushrooms, mammals, shorebirds & salmon. In Winter, we learn ferns, heritage & ducks.

Joseph Lin, President of Green Club, wrote news column articles to encourage people attending the annual events, such as Coho Walk, and youths participating in Catching the Spirit projects. He hosted broadcasting programs to raise the public awareness of conservation issues covering from drinking water to sewage treatment, and from solid waste management to climate change.

Time for Taiwan--My Beautiful Island:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXijExpxJi4 
Heartbeat Of Taiwan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTHSqTMUQBY 

Green Club introductory film in 7 mins


Metro Vancouver Green Culture News
for environment and heritage education
edited by Joseph Lin, President of
Green Club

Please share our community information and organizing ideas with your friends.
Green Club programs at
www.greenclub.bc.ca/Green_Club_Activity/green_club_activity.htm

You are welcomed to send your community information to me for promotion.
To be on my mailing list for the updated program, send me a request at greenclub(at)gmail.com
Contact person:
Joseph Lin, e-mail, Tel: 604-327-8693,
185 West Woodstock Ave. Vancouver, BC, V5Y 2R7, Canada