How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

Melanie C.

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    25 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Reduce waste  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The City supports Metro Vancouver’s plans to ban food scraps from the incinerator and landfills by 2015. The City will collaborate with Metro Vancouver to develop and implement a plan to ensure apartments, condos, businesses and institutions have access to food scraps collection programs before the ban comes into effect.

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    Melanie C. commented  · 

    Yes! give apartment/condo dwellers the same use of large outside bins, like the yard trimming bins house owners use, that are REGULARLY collected just the way garbage is.

    I do not understand why house-dwellers were prioritized for this when most house-dwellers/owners I know actually already have their own composting bins, since they actually have yard space to do something with it! I've had to ask a house-dwelling friend of mine to let me use theirs, because we have no access to compost through the City, and community garden sites only let gardening members utilize their compost (I'm no gardener, but I definitely want to reduce waste by composting). My 2-person apartment can generate at least an 8 L container of compost every week. I have no balcony. I need to keep this in an airtight container at home to keep from getting fruit-flies and take it out regularly.

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    Transit fares fall outside City jurisdiction, and there are multiple factors to consider. It is important that prices are affordable and equitable; at the same time, fares are an important revenue source for TransLink. The draft Greenest City plan will include directions to advocate for new sources of funding for improved transit (e.g. congestion pricing, vehicle levies).

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    6 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Improve access to nature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    25 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Improve access to nature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Melanie C. commented  · 

    - Let the elected Parks Board govern Hastings Park!!
    - Expand the Conservancy green space and keep new green space in PUBLIC access areas - not behind Playland gates where people have to pay to enjoy it.
    - don't enlarge Playland - expand public park space!
    - yes to bike path, and prioritize alternate transportation access.
    - focus on public-access, public use (not paid-use) buildings and facilities that EVERYONE can enjoy.

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