Daily Archives: February 14, 2011

Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future

Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future ” is the City of Vancouver’s action plan for becoming a world leader in environmental sustainability by the year 2020. A sustainable Vancouver is a community that unites short and long term economic, social and environmental well-being, thereby enhancing the quality of life for current and future citizens. The report, which was written by READ MORE

Jobs, Justice, Climate: Building a Green Economy for BC

The Columbia Institute report " Jobs, Justice, Climate: Building a Green Economy " states that BC can increase employment and social justice while actively pursuing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. A green jobs strategy would protect and create thousands of jobs while reducing BC’s carbon footprint, and could include actions such as expansion of transit systems, enabling energy efficiency retrofits in READ MORE

The 2011 Most Sustainable Cities in Canada

The most recent Corporate Knights Sustainable Cities ranking gave top marks to Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto for their commitments to ecological integrity, economic security, infrastructure and built environment, governance and empowerment, and social well-being. As urban migration increases and climate change worsens the looming environmental crisis, metropolitan sustainability initiatives will become more important. Read the READ MORE

How Green School Buildings Help Children Grow

New research is showing that BC’s shift towards green schools may be producing healthier, more productive, and more environmentally aware students. Canadian and American studies have shown that the improved natural light, air quality and acoustics required in green buildings help meet the educational and health needs of children and teachers far better than traditional READ MORE