Local businesses are taking up a City of Vancouver challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—and in the process help Vancouver meet its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.
Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the creation of the Corporate Climate Leaders Program in a keynote speech at the GLOBE 2010 Conference in Vancouver today.
The Vancouver Homeless Count, taking place over 24 hours on March 22 and 23, 2010, will provide the City with updated information for staff as they revise the Homeless Action Plan for the City of Vancouver.
"This count gives us the critical baseline information we need to update our Homeless Action Plan, which will guide the City’s efforts to end street homelessness by 2015," said Mayor Gregor Robertson. "We need updated, detailed information to track our progress."
As the 2010 Winter Games came to a close yesterday, Mayor Gregor Robertson thanked the people of Vancouver for all of their work in hosting an incredible Olympics and Paralympics.
"The people of Vancouver deserve enormous thanks and recognition for all of their work in hosting the world for the Winter Games," said Mayor Robertson. "This was the biggest event in our country’s history, and it was a massive success.
"Thank you Vancouver for your dedication, your patience, your graciousness, and most of all your enthusiasm for hosting the 2010 Winter Games."
Mayor Gregor Robertson will be introducing a motion on Tuesday to have the details of Council’s expenses posted on-line for the public to view, in a move to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall.
“Vancouver lags behind other cities when it comes to openness and accountability,” said Mayor Robertson. “In cities like Toronto, you can view on-line a detailed breakdown of each councillor’s local and travel expenses, but in Vancouver, you have to request it.”
A report coming to Council on Tuesday outlines
The City of Vancouver is working with the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Province, Whistler, the Federal Government, the Four Host First Nations, and VANOC to assemble a legacy collection from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"As the Games come to a successful close, we want to provide people with the opportunity to share and relive their Olympic and Paralympic experiences," said Mayor Gregor Robertson. "By collecting these important memories, we will build a legacy collection that will tell Vancouver’s stories for generations. I am proud that the City, the Canadian Olympic Committee and VANOC are taking the lead to assemble and preserve this important legacy for Vancouver and Whistler."