By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver StaffFeb 28, 2013 7:32 am
This year, the World Wildlife Fund is holding its first Earth Hour City Challenge, an international competition in advance of Earth Hour to recognize cities that are demonstrating leadership in reducing carbon pollution. Vancouver is one of three Canadian and 17 international city finalists.
Why we think the world should vote for Vancouver:
Our neighbourhood renewable energy system in Southeast False Creek eliminates 70% of the carbon pollution associated with heating buildings in that neighbourhood.
Our landfill gas recovery system is able to convert methane into renewable energy.
Our separated bike lanes and other transportation improvements have increased cycling in the city by 35% in three short years.
A thousand students are working to co-create the Greenest City while earning university or college credits through Greenest City Scholars and CityStudio.
We’ve increased our community gardens, farmers markets and urban farms in the city significantly.