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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

What's happening

Vancouver Food Consumption Survey - Our Food Footprint

A recent assessment of Vancouver’s ecological footprint shows that nearly half of Vancouver’s footprint is due to the energy and land required to grow and transport food and manage food waste. We’d like to understand more about what and how you’re eating.

Share what you eat and you can win a prize!

As a thank you for your time, we are offering a chance to win one of three prizes for completing the survey

  • A $50 gift certificate for Nada Grocery Inc.
  • A $50 gift certificate for the Naam Restaurant
  • A $50 gift certificate for Meet on Main

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Progress we've made so far

Ecological footprint
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Ecological 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.

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Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and target

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