To become the greenest city in the world, City staff is working with Council, residents, businesses, other organizations and all levels of government to implement the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan (GCAP) builds on the 2009 work of ‘Mayor Gregor Robertson’s’ Greenest City Action Team.
His work was published in ‘Vancouver 2020: A Bright Green Future’. Recognizing the importance of working toward the goals and targets right away, the team also recommended more than 75 quick-start actions that City of Vancouver staff could begin to act on immediately. His team then tasked City staff to come up with a more robust plan to outline what would be needed to achieve the goals and targets. He result is the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. During the development of the GCAP, many people gave their time and ideas. More than 35,000 people from around the world participated in the process online, through social media, and in face-to-face workshops or events. More than 9,500 people, most of whom lived in Vancouver, actively added their ideas, insights and feedback to help determine the best path to achieve this plan.
Participants often asked how they could begin to take these ideas and make them real in their own backyards, in their neighborhoods, and in their businesses. With over 60 City staff, more than 120 organizations, and thousands of individuals contributing to the creation of the GCAP, we’ve set the example for best practice in citizen collaboration and built the kinds of partnerships required for achieving the Greenest City goals and targets. These efforts will need to continue, with each of us contributing in our own way and in our own lives to becoming the Greenest City.
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