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Green programs to help you reduce your carbon footprint

The City develops guidelines, bylaws, and programs that help everyone create greener homes and lifestyles.

Find out what you can do at home, at work, on the move, and on the street to use less energy and water, and reduce waste and greenhouse gasses.

City programs that help you go green

At home

Follow these simple changes at home to help make Vancouver more clean, green, and healthy for everyone.

Sustainable programs for businesses

Learn about programs and incentives you can take advantage of to reduce energy use, save money, and make your business operations more sustainable.

On the move

Learn how you can help Vancouver become the greenest city in the world by adopting cleaner, greener ways to get around.

On the street

The City's cigarette butt recycling pilot program is the first of its kind in the world, with over 70 cigarette recycling bins installed on sidewalks in four downtown business improvement areas.

Green building and renovating

Access guidelines, policies, grants, and resources about green building and renovating to lower your energy costs.

Water wise conservation

Get water wise. Follow lawn water restrictions. Find out what you can do and what we're doing to become a water wise city.

Thermal Imaging Program

Discover your home's energy efficiency potential. A thermal image is a picture of the heat that comes off of an object. Book a detailed Energuide Assessment.

Green renovation guides

Get the green renovation guides

Create a home that is healthy, money-saving, and is easy on the environment, with the City's series of 9 green home renovation guides.

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