Welcome to our last newsletter of the year! Winter is in full swing, the local mountains are full of snow and the holiday season is coming up fast.

In this issue we cover the tenth annual Zero Waste Conference, which looked a bit different this year, but continued to provide new ideas on how to move towards a lower waste society.

And speaking of waste reduction, how is the region doing? A new report has the latest data on how much went to landfill and recycling in 2019. We also have an update on two new solid waste facilities that will be completed next year and the renaming of transfer stations.

Salmon are getting a helping hand to re-establish themselves in the Seymour and Coquitlam drinking water supply areas and Metro Vancouver is looking at ways to enable more people to arrive at parks on foot, bike or bus.

We hosted the last forum on systemic racism on November 28, but you can still catch these important conversations on the livestream video here.

And as we head into the holidays, local artists Ben and Dan are back to take on a special gift giving challenge as part of the annual Create Memories, Not Garbage campaign.

Happy holidays and see you in January!