The Gradual Greening of Canadian Cities

Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.

And other Canadian cities are following suit.

"Concerns about the environment have topped opinion polls for the last five to 10 years, says Pascoal Gomes, a spokesman for Montreal's Urban Ecology Centre.

But in ever-increasing numbers, people - and cities - are acting on those concerns.

'I think people are waking up to the fact that while we might still be OK, our children and grandchildren might not be,' said Beate Bowron, a consultant with the Canadian Institute of Planners."

Full Story: Canadian cities slowly going green

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