On September 20th, the Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) proudly opened the Strathcona Green Zone Resource Park. The Resource Park is an urban ecosystem of waste diversion and food production that consists of an urban farm, a holding area for reusable materials, and an innovative composting system that will divert food waste from SBIA members. It is Metro Vancouver’s first small-scale commercial composting and recycling depot and occupies a formerly vacant parking lot.
The event opened with remarks from Andrea Reimer, City of Vancouver Councillor and member of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee, and Toby Barazzuol, Chair of the Strathcona BIA. Councillor Reimer unveiled a spectacular sunburst maple plaque listing the names of over 70 individuals and 20 organisations who collaborated to make the project possible.
Earlier in day, over 60 guests from various BIAs, municipal officials and organisations attended a luncheon event to learn about the Strathcona BIA’s Zero Waste Challenge and commercial composting and recycling programs. The event also featured Iceberg Films’ video documenting the Resource Park’s development. You can watch the video here.
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