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Vancouver Setting the Bar for Green Cities

Mayor Gregor Robertson was elected in December 2008 on a green platform, and the city could be on its way to being the greenest city in the world.

"[G]reen initiatives in Vancouver include installing LED lights in all 670 traffic signals; new rapid-transit service and Sky Trains connecting the city to the airport and surrounding areas; and the construction of a model sustainable community in a formerly industrial area called Southeast False Creek. Even part of the City Hall lawn has been converted into a community garden to grow local food to be donated to providers in Vancouver's inner-city neighborhoods."

Full Story: Is Vancouver About to Become the Greenest City in the World?

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