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    4 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Lighter Footprint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Low footprint food choices are not the same as vegan food choices in all cases, the analysis is more complex than this. Generally a low footprint diet is local, seasonal food, and limits consumption of red meat, dairy, and some grains. Low footprint food choices is included in the draft Greenest City Action Plan and will be discussed in ongoing community engagement work.

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    I fully agree and I'd further like to see the City pass a resolution in support of going meatless (and even better mooless too) at least one day per week due to the greenhouse gas emissions and water use associated with livestock and dairy.

    Vancouver could be the first city to follow the lead of Ghent Belgium, and would gain support from Meatless Monday Canada and similar movements in the US and UK endorsed by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Sir Paul McCartney.

    There is more info about the Canadian movement at http://www.meatlessmonday.ca

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    130 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Lighter Footprint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Low footprint food choices are not the same as vegan food choices in all cases, the analysis is more complex than this. Generally a low footprint diet is local, seasonal food, and limits consumption of red meat, dairy, and some grains. Low footprint food choices are included in the draft Greenest City Action Plan and will be discussed through community engagement activities.

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    for more info see www.meatlessmonday.ca

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    3 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Build carbon neutral new buildings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    The passive design guidelines only go as far as the LOCAL climate, not as far as the FUTURE climate. The only examples I know of that have actually done this are in the UK.

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    This is acknowledged as a key strategy to better integrate cycling and transit. In 07/2009 the City committed some funding for secure parking facilities at Broadway-City Hall and Olympic Village Canada Line stations. The City has also conducted a feasibility study for a downtown bike centre.

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    An ongoing process. Many of the City’s recent initiatives (e.g. downtown separated bike lane trial, additional traffic calming on existing routes) work towards this vision. The draft Greenest City action plan will support this idea, and include directions to help inform the upcoming transportation plan update and new active transportation plan.

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    The City has supported projects that have voluntarily unbundled parking (e.g. Spectrum), and is actively working to gain authority to require unbundling in new development — this requires changes to Provincial legislation. In 2008, the City proposed the Unbundled Parking Resolution to give BC municipalities the authority to require unbundling in new development. This was passed by the Union of BC Municipalities. Provincial response to date: The Ministry of Community Development will review the proposal and refer the issue to the Development Finance Review Committee for discussion.

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    6 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Encourage local food  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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