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One Day
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One Day is about taking small steps to reduce energy use, at home and on the road, to make Vancouver the cleanest, greenest, healthiest city in the world.

One Day is about small first steps.  It's about individual actions that each of us can take in our every day lives.  It's about what is possible, and will reward and applaud each and every action, no matter how big or how small.  It's about momentum and shared success.

One Day is about values - about protecting the best place to live in the world, about preserving our unparalleled quality of life for our children and grandchildren, and shared effort and enterprise.

One Day is about health, fitness and wellbeing.  Walking and cycling are easy ways to stay fit, lose wieght and help cut down on the amount of energy we use.  Changing the way we move through our day also helps us slow down and take more time with our children, neighbourhoods and communities, reminding us that life doesn't have to be as hectic as we make it out to be.

One Day is about leadership.  One day, Vancouver will be a model for how urban populations use and consume energy.  Together, business, neighbourhoods, individuals and communities will showcase Vancouver to the world at the 2010 Olympic Games as a model city for sustainable energy consumption and urban development.

One Day is working with partners - youth, community groups, business leaders - to start this movement from the ground up, seeding the idea in schools, workplaces, businesses, neighbourhoods, coffee shops and more.


One Day is the City of Vancouver's community engagement process in support of its Community Climate Change Action Plan.  The organizations listed below were part of the Cool Vancouver Task Force, a group representing a wide range of stakeholders that provide advice and guidance on the development of the Community and Corporate Climate Change Action Plans for the City of Vancouver.

Government of Canada
David Suzuki Foundation  
Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)
Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)
BC Ministry of Environment
Science World
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority  
Terasen Gas  
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)  
Vancouver Board of Trade
BC Hydro
Vancouver Economic Development Commission  
SFU School of Resources and Environmental Management  
Environment Canada  
Vancouver City Planning Commission  
Urban Development Institute (UDI)  
Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)  
Tides Canada Foundation  
Vancouver School Board (VSB)  
UBC Sustainable Development Research Institute  
Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)  
Sinclair Environmental Solutions  
Molson Canada  
Fraser Basin Council 



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