Mayor releases plan to make Vancouver the world’s greenest city by 2020

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Love everything about this. If we’re making sacrifices, make them meaningful and make the city a healthier place to live while we’re at it.

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BY GERRY BELLETT, VANCOUVER SUN
VANCOUVER — Mayor Gregor Robertson announced an ambitious 10-year plan Tuesday to make Vancouver the world’s greenest city by 2020.

Robertson presented the plan to Gaining Ground-Resilient Cities conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“As in many other cities, Vancouver’s ecological footprint is far too large despite having decisions made decades ago to keep freeways out of the city, protect our watershed and to protect agricultural lands surrounding the city,” Robertson told hundreds of delegates to the three-day conference.

“We are still far too reliant on cars and on food from far away,” he said.

“Every day, we produce too much waste, consume too much energy and water.”

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