Vancouver named Canada’s greenest cities by Corporate Knights magazine.
Vancouver scored highly in infrastructure and built environment, governance and empowerment and social well-being with the highest overall total of 7.1 (tie with Victoria).
Highlights in Vancouver include a new curbside compost program, district renewable energy projects, the greenest building code in North America, and demonstrated climate leadership through meeting and exceeding greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Vancouver’s work in growing the green economy was also cited.
From the City of Vancouver website:
Greenest City 2020
Vancouver is situated in an exceptional natural environment and is often cited as one of the best cities in the world to live, work, visit or invest in. We have the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and we’re a leader in green building, planning and technology. We also have a bold new ambition: to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. And you can be part of it.