Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vancouver the Green

Well, there it is, Vancouver gets the nod from the World Wildlife Fund as the keenest, greenest Canadian city.
According to the CBC News article:

The city is working towards a zero waste challenge and has started collecting household food scraps along with yard waste for composting.  City planners have been adding on to the labyrinth of bike lanes around the city and Vancouver is on the forefront of developing green roofs, including the new roof on the Vancouver Convention Centre that is home to a bee hive.

And the story has a transit connection.

According to City Councillor Andrea Reimer, Vancouver's advantage began decades ago when Vancouverites rejected a freeway into downtown—it was supposed to plow through the Strathcona neighbourhood and join up with the Georgia Viaduct at Main Street—which has forced more transit development and created more compact communities.

Vancouver scored 8.1 out of 10 on the World Wildlife Fund scale.

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