Infographic: Vancouver Greenest City by 2020
An update on Vancouver’s steps toward becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020. Here are a few highlights:
In July 2011, Vancouver City Council adopted the targets and actions in the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. Over 35,000 people were consulted in developing the plan which highlights actions and strategies to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020.
There are 10 goal areas within the plan, each with specific targets, totalling 15 targets in all. Many actions supportÂ multiple, interconnected goals across the entire plan. For example, increasing composting and gardening will supportÂ the green economy, Zero Waste, Access to Nature and Local Food targets, while improving transit services supports the Climate Leadership, green Transportation and Clean Air targets.
Interconnection is key to this plan. The ability to achieve the goals and targets relies on an ability to create strong and effective partnerships with all of the organizations in Vancouver that have a role to play in greening the city. This includes other levels of government, non-profit organizations, businesses, and social enterprises. Most importantly, it includes you.