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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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Zombiefest takes over Vancouver

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Photo by Andrew Weichel/CTV
Photo by Andrew Weichel/CTV

Pretty funny event. Great special effects make-up too, most of them by Theta Effects, a local film effects shop. Read the whole article linked below.

Thousands of zombies reported in downtown Vancouver
Updated: Sat Aug. 15 2009 16:24:25
Andrew Weichel, ctvbc.ca

Police in downtown Vancouver watched helplessly from the sidelines Saturday afternoon as an army of the living dead gathered en mass to search for nourishing human brains.

Well, almost.

On the south side of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby Street, participants gathered for the Vancouver Zombie Walk — a growing annual event that has become known as the New Years celebration of the Goth community.

“We are protesting human stupidity,” parade marshal Ashton Green said Saturday. “We are protesting all the things that will lead to an apocalypse – zombie or otherwise.”

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