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Nov 29, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Nov 20, 2007
Applause for emissions law and new Climate Team
Nov 20, 2007
FCM opens carbon offset market to canadian municipalities
Oct 26, 2007
Climate change leaders promote North America's green future
Oct 24, 2007
BCAA boosts Bike Month by offering free roadside assistance to cyclists
May 11, 2007
One Day One School Program launched to promote active school trips
May 10, 2007
BC high schools to receive Earth Day present - Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"
Apr 16, 2007
City of Vancouver’s Idle-free Bylaw enforced
Mar 29, 2007
BC Throne Speech: Local Governments and Energy
Feb 19, 2007
Jan 9, 2007
Light House Sustainable Building Centre is offering free energy efficiency screenings for new Institutional / Commercial / Industrial / Multi-unit Residential Buildings in BC
Jan 3, 2007
New program to help 600,000 fleet vehicles across Canada go green
Nov 16, 2006
Mayor Sullivan urges Canadian cities to adopt EcoDensity;
Nov 8, 2006
Premier launches green cities project
Nov 3, 2006
Car co-op service launched
Nov 1, 2006
Seattle in King County- USA King County a (US) national model on climate change mitigation strategies
Oct 31, 2006
British Columbia's greenhouse gas emissions explode
Oct 16, 2006
Kids Get a FREE Ride as Translink Supports "WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK"
Oct 5, 2006
City taking applications for Youth Politik
Oct 2, 2006
Government Provides Funding for New Biofuels Opportunities to Producers Across Canada
Sep 22, 2006
Warming Up to Bioheat
Sep 18, 2006
Unique EARTHRACE vessel to make stop in Vancouver’s Granville Island - Tues Aug 1st
Jul 28, 2006
New Greenpeace Ad Slams Gas Guzzlers
Jul 26, 2006
$2 Million to Promote Active Commuting Options
Jul 7, 2006
Report to the Prime Minister on Cities and Communities
Jun 22, 2006
One Day, One School
Jun 19, 2006
Mayor Sullivan launches Vancouver EcoDensity Initiative
Jun 19, 2006
2006 Design Competition Exhibit: “Closing the Loop”
Jun 19, 2006
An Invitation to Watch the World Urban Forum
Jun 16, 2006
Urban Design Certificate Program
Jun 15, 2006
Design partners launch Greater Vancouver GreenGuide
Jun 13, 2006
BCAA boosts Bike Month by offering free roadside assistance to cyclists
Jun 9, 2006
CBC "Favorite City Space" contest
Jun 5, 2006
Plastic Bag Tax motion from North Vancouver
Jun 1, 2006
Conservation Action 2006
May 23, 2006
The New and Improved PedalMetalStudio is now OPEN!!!
May 16, 2006
URBAN Turbine Project for GVRD
May 8, 2006
100 Mile Diet
May 8, 2006
42,000 Kilometers by Foot, Oar, Ski and Bicycle - The first human powered circumnavigation of the earth.
May 3, 2006
Sustainable Design Competition "Closing The Loop"
Apr 11, 2006
One Day Launch Itinerary
Sep 20, 2005
City, corporate and community leaders launch One Day
Sep 20, 2005
About the Cool Vancouver Task Force
Sep 19, 2005
One Day Leadership Council Backgrounder
Sep 19, 2005
The City does a lot in One Day
Sep 19, 2005
One Day Campaign Backgrounder
Sep 19, 2005

About the Cool Vancouver Task Force

In 2003, the City of Vancouver committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from City operations by 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2010, and community-wide external greenhouse gas emissions by six per cent by 2012.

Created in March 2003 by Vancouver City Council, the Cool Vancouver Task Force is a group of individuals from a wide range of stakeholder groups - educators, builders, environmentalists, corporate leaders and government representatives and staff.

Cool Vancouver Task Force members include:

  • Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)
  • Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)
  • BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
  • Science World
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Terasen Gas
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Vancouver Board of Trade
  • BC Hydro
  • Vancouver Economic Development Commission (VEDC)
  • SFU School of Resources and Environmental Management
  • Environment Canada
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC)
  • Urban Development Institute (UDI)
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)
  • Tides Canada Foundation
  • Vancouver School Board (VSB)
  • UBC Sustainable Development Research Institute
  • TransLink
  • Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
  • Sinclair Environmental Solutions
  • Molson Canada
  • Fraser Basin Council
  • City of Vancouver staff, including Park Board and Library Board
The Cool Vancouver Task Force helped develop the City’s Community Climate Change Action Plan.  Involving more than 18 months of ongoing public consultation, the plan reflects constituents’ concerns and needs.

Vancouver residents brainstormed with experts on how Vancouver could reduce greenhouse gases and create a more sustainable and healthy city.  Citizens also identified barriers to adopting energy-efficiency behaviours.  All the information from the public consultations is included in the Plan.

Approved by City Council on March 29, 2005, the Community Climate Change Action Plan focuses on how the city can take action to reduce climate changing greenhouse gases, to reduce our energy consumption and to create a more sustainable city.

The Corporate Climate Change Action Plan details how the City of Vancouver will reduce emissions from its own civic operations and facilities.   Approved by City Council in December 2003, the plan was put into action 18 months ago and results are already visible around Vancouver.

For more information on the Cool Vancouver Task Force or Climate Change Action Plans, please contact Thomas Osdoba, Manager, Sustainability Program, City of Vancouver, 604-871-6677.



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