Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

Chef Michael Pagnacco – Fairmont Waterfront Rooftop Garden; Sourced from Fairmont Waterfront

On the rooftop of the Fairmont Waterfront (900 Pacific Place), you’ll find the loveliest of rooftop gardens, complete with a vegetable and herb garden, apple trees, and bee hives that produce hundreds of pounds of honey each year. Designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2016 by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the expansive organic garden embodies the Fairmont Waterfront’s evolving ethos related to sustainability and community.

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Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Albert Normandin

If you wander around the streets and landmarks of Vancouver, you’re bound to come across filming in progress: besides the cast involved in the on-camera work, you’ll see a host of other crew members doing behind the camera work, as well as other individuals involved in catering, equipment rental, and location set-up.

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The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

Heart of Howe Sound Gambier Island / Photo: Rich Duncan

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud to share the news that the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region has received the prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Region designation, a positive step towards biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation.

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B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Fall 2021 Go By Bike Week Promo

Vancouver has a reputation as a leader in sustainability and locals love to cycle. Each fall we celebrate two-wheeled transportation with Go By Bike Week. The event encourages everyone to bike to work, school, or shopping and includes community knowledge stations and lots of fun prizes.

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Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

Photo: Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

Vancouver, surrounded by mountains and water, is a city where nature influences our way of life, and we embrace it wholeheartedly. Vancouver is a recognized leader in green building and sustainable planning and was rated second in the US and Canada in the Green City Index. Part of what makes our city green is our commitment to make sustainability a priority for our residents and visitors by offering electric modes of transportation to explore the city.

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Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Seawall in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC)

Occurring each year on April 22, Earth Day honors Mother Earth and is a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In most years, Vancouver celebrates Earth Day with festivals and a parade. While there are no planned events this year, it’s easy to plan your own celebration. Here are 10 ways to commemorate Earth Day in Vancouver.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

How to Travel Responsibly in Vancouver

Sustainable travel in Vancouver.

The global pandemic shuttered travel for more than a year, but it also taught us that, when public health orders allow us to explore the world again, we need to be mindful of our environmental footprint (read why in the Center for Responsible Travel’s 2020 report). Regenerative travel – or leaving your host destination better than you found it – has emerged as a forerunning travel trend for 2021 with its promise to elevate sustainable travel to the next level. Already one of the greenest cities in the world, Vancouver offers plenty of opportunities for locals and visitors to enjoy a rejuvenating escape while helping to protect the planet and give back to the local community.

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How to Travel Responsibly in Vancouver

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