Earth Day 2011 at Metropolis at Metrown

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As the second largest shopping centre in Canada, Metropolis at Metrotown is proud of its many sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing its environmental impact while benefiting the community at large. On April 22, Earth Day, Metropolis will celebrate sustainability with a special planting ceremony kicking off its new eco-sculpture program – bringing together art and nature.

School children from South Burnaby will be onsite April 22 at 12:00pm in the Metropolis Grand Court to help plant the first two in a series of giant eco-sculptures that will eventually be permanent displays at the mall. The eco-sculpture program is just one of a number of initiatives Metropolis is involved with to ensure it’s acting as an environmental role model in the community.

The eco-sculptures are part of a City of Burnaby initiative with Metropolis at Metrotown funding this new series. The other eco-sculptures that will take shape over the course of the next few months as part of the program include a spider, ladybug, butterfly, caterpillar, and dragonfly. Once planted, the giant sculptures will find a permanent home at the Metropolis Upper Central Plaza and be the centerpiece of the shopping centre’s exciting sustainable gardening practices.

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