But in Vancouver, green is more than just a flattering colour. It's a steadfast commitment to sustainability.
We can already claim the smallest carbon footprint of any major North American city. And we're a recognized leader in green building and sustainable planning.
Vancouver is rated 2nd in the US and Canada Green City Index. Commissioned by Siemens, the Green City Index was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2011. This unique research project assessed and compared cities in terms of their environmental performance.
But there's more we can do and we're up to the task: by 2020, Vancouver has an action plan to be the greenest city in the world.