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Earth Hour City Challenge Winner: Vancouver!

The City of Vancouver has been named Canada’s Earth Hour City Challenge capital 2015! Also a winner in 2013, Vancouver takes home the award for their exemplary leadership in sustainability and innovation within energy efficiency.

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Congratulations to the City of Vancouver and Mayor Gregor Robertson for innovative projects that includes giving the city’s entrepreneurs temporary access to Vancouver’s buildings, streets and vehicles for demonstrations and proof-of-concept trials. This is great for engaging entrepreneurs and residents in achieving a future where both people and nature thrive.

Innovation is also at the heart of Vancouver’s plans to become the ‘greenest city in the world by 2020,’ and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent. They have around 100 initiatives in place to help achieve these targets.

Public transit, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © Jeremiah Armstrong / WWF-Canada

Public transit, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © Jeremiah Armstrong / WWF-Canada

The Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) works to mobilize action and support from cities to work toward a sustainable future powered by renewable energy. For the third year, the EHCC recognizes 44 cities from 16 countries around the world as leaders in helping to build a sustainable and safe energy future. North Vancouver and Edmonton were the other Canadian finalists.

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There’s still time to vote for your favourite green city to win the We Love Cities people’s choice award!

Earth Hour invites people all over the world to nominate and vote for cities that have demonstrated a sincere commitment to sustainability. The winner of the 2013 Earth Hour City Challenge, now known as the We Love Cities campaign, was Vancouver. In 2014 Cape Town was crowned the We Love Cities champion.  Who will it be in 2015?  Have your say! Vote at We Love Cities today! The winning city will be announced April 9, so stay tuned.