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How you can help make the City greener

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The City can do a lot to ensure Vancouver achieves our Greenest City goals and targets, but there are also limits to Council's influence.

That is why we need strong and effective partnerships with all of the organizations in Vancouver that have a key role to play in greening the city.

This includes other levels of government, non-profit organizations, businesses, and social enterprises.

But most importantly, it will involve the participation of every Vancouver resident - including you.

How to reduce your carbon footprint, and help green the City

Programs to help reduce your footprint

The City partners with energy providers and financial institutions to provide you with financial incentives for making energy efficient improvements to your home. Find out about this and other programs for reducing your waste, water, and energy use.

Opportunities for students

The City partners with local colleges and universities to help prepare the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Green volunteer opportunities

Get a list of Vancouver-area organizations who rely on volunteers to improve our environment and help make the city a better place for all of us to live.

How your building can support the Greenest City goals

Learn how your multi-unit residential building can support the Greenest City Action Plan goals.

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Make less garbage, get a smaller garbage bin

Need your garbage schedule?

Starting this spring, your green bin and recycling will be collected every week and your garbage cart every other week.

Create less garbage: put food scraps in your green bin.

Decrease your bin size

Prevent odours and pests

Last modified: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:48:27

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