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Lighter Footprint

Our goal: Achieve a "one-planet" ecological footprint

We all have a role to play in reducing our ecological footprint: the amount of resources we use to meet our community’s needs.

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Our target: Reduce Vancouver’s ecological footprint by 33% over 2006 levels

Progress we've made so far

Lighter Footprint Chart
Hover on data points for more information on that year's performance.
To learn more about this metric, see the 'How We Measure Success' section below.

2015-2020 priority actions

Short-term actions for achieving our goals for 2020.

Our 2015-2016 successes

Recent initiatives that bring us closer to reaching the Lighter Footpint goal.

Supported student and resident-led green initiatives

Engaged thousands in the next phase of Greenest City

Get more details about our successes: Read the implementation update for 2015-2016  (8 MB)

Our 2014-2015 successes

Initiatives that brought us closer to reaching the Lighter Footprint goal from 2014 to 2015.

Supported student and resident-led green initiatives

Supported the growing sharing economy

Get more details about our successes: Read the implementation update for 2014-2015  (2 MB)

How we measure success

The metrics for Lighter Footprint rely on annual counts of total number of people empowered within Vancouver.

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Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and target

Vancouverites reduced waste and carbon pollution in 2016-2017

This morning we released the sixth Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update, highlighting significant accomplishments made in the 2016/2017.

Green grants

The Greenest City Fund supports your projects that help achieve our Greenest City goals for Vancouver.