Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

  • Vancouver

    Textile Recycling

    Understanding the current opportunities and challenges faced by clothing providers in Vancouver.

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    Branching Out

    Citizen science program enlisting the help of grade three students to collect data on forest health indicators.

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    Mount Pleasant

    OURS Consignment Hub

    An inclusive consignment and upcycling community to help educate and divert textile waste from landfills.

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    Cambie Bridge

    City Gone Wild

    An educational installation to show the potential of underutilized urban spaces to enhance biodiversity.

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    Imagination Zone

    Umbrella Taxi

    Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.

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    Cambie Bridge

    Colouring Cambie

    Colouring Cambie aims to create temporary chalk-painted pedestrian walkways that are interactive and engaging.

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    Grandview-Woodland

    Orphaned Spaces

    Research and mapping of unused public land in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.

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    East Vancouver

    The Stoop

    Furniture design and research for Vancouver's deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.

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    Vancouver

    Rewild Vancouver

    A wilderness recovery strategy that aims to educate and empower Vancouver’s residents to help the built environment work more closely with the natural environment.

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    Vancouver

    Urban Campfire

    Urban Campfire is a bid to hold communal campfires in public spaces throughout the city.

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    MacLean Park (Strathcona)

    Deck the Dark

    Improving community safety and encouraging interactive play by illuminating Vancouver’s parks during the dark winter evenings.

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    1800 Spyglass Place

    The Long Table

    A project series connecting high-level, policy-based goals with real people by connecting around a Long Table.

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    ​SFU Campus

    Ugly Apples

    Ugly Apples is a local, handmade and accessible solution to the problem of food waste.

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    False Creek Flats

    Honey, Leaf + Bumble

    A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and retail space for public education on bees.

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    Kitsilano Shoreline

    Birds, Barks & Boats

    Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.

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    ​Downtown East Side (DTES)

    ​Choy-On-The-Go

    Choy-On-The-Go provides fresh affordable produce to Chinese seniors in the DTES.

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  • Vancouver
    Textile Recycling
    Understanding the current opportunities and challenges faced by clothing providers in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Triple E’s
    Exploring the role of students in a Zero Waste Ambassador program.
    Vancouver
    Choose to Reuse (Cool Cup Project)
    Barriers and opportunities to reducing single-use cold cups in restaurants.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Seniors Safely Cycling
    Assessing bike routes for an assisted-cycling program.
    Vancouver
    Zero Paper Cups
    A video promoting the use of reusable cups.
    Harvest Community Foods
    Bike ‘n Business
    Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.
    Vancouver
    Living Walls
    Conceptualizing the implementation of ‘Living Walls’ in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Environmental Education at Community Centres
    Understanding environmental education and programming offered at each community centre.
    False Creek Shoreline
    Rock’n Shorelines, Happy Seaweed
    Assessing rockweed in False Creek to help restore natural urban ecosystems.
    Vancouver
    Communicating Ecological Footprint
    Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Improving Urban Cycling
    Collecting user feedback on safety and comfort of Vancouver's bike routes.
    False Creek Flats
    Honey, Leaf + Bumble
    A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and retail space for public education on bees.
    Vancouver
    Rewild Vancouver
    A wilderness recovery strategy that aims to educate and empower Vancouver’s residents to help the built environment work more closely with the natural environment.
    Tower Beach Trail
    Guided Mindfulness Walk
    Increasing awareness about the benefits of natural settings for mental well-being.
    Mount Pleasant
    OURS Consignment Hub
    An inclusive consignment and upcycling community to help educate and divert textile waste from landfills.
    Vancouver
    Paths to Sustainability in the Iranian Community
    An investigation of the challenges and possibilities for including the Iranian community in the city's sustainability efforts.
    Community Centres
    Rewilding Vancouver
    Understanding and promoting environmental education programming through community centres.
    Vancouver
    Put Waste in its Place
    An initiative to reduce single-use items by encouraging restaurant patrons to bring reusable containers.
    Vancouver Bike Routes
    Motivation for Movement
    An investigation into barriers and facilitators to youth cycling in Vancouver.
    Kitsilano Shoreline
    Birds, Barks & Boats
    Spatial analysis of marine bird communities and recreational disturbances along the Kitsilano shoreline.
    Vancouver
    Mugshots for Sustainability
    A social media campaign raising awareness of the negative impacts of single-use cups.
    Vancouver
    Do You Really Need That Steak?
    Determining which form of advertising provokes greater engagement around the consumption of red meat.
    Cambie Bridge
    City Gone Wild
    An educational installation to show the potential of underutilized urban spaces to enhance biodiversity.
    Imagination Zone
    Umbrella Taxi
    Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.
    Imagination Zone
    Food Recovery Project
    Revealing Vancouver’s food recovery resources.
    Grandview-Woodland
    Britannia Food Share
    Redirecting surplus food from local businesses to a youth meal program.
    Everett Crowley Park
    Outdoor Learning Project 2
    Designing and building the infrastructure that supports outdoor learning in Everett Crowley Park.
    Everett Crowley Park
    Outdoor Learning Project 1
    Encouraging and facilitating outdoor learning inspired by the Park Board's Rewilding Vancouver strategy.
    Stanley Park
    Learning in the Leaves
    Pilot project bringing outdoor classrooms to the city.
    Vancouver
    Urban Campfire
    Urban Campfire is a bid to hold communal campfires in public spaces throughout the city.
    Kitsilano
    Local Foodsteps
    Signs in your community pointing you to local, sustainable food assets.
    Cambie Bridge
    Colouring Cambie
    Colouring Cambie aims to create temporary chalk-painted pedestrian walkways that are interactive and engaging.
    MacLean Park (Strathcona)
    Deck the Dark
    Improving community safety and encouraging interactive play by illuminating Vancouver’s parks during the dark winter evenings.
    North False Creek
    iGo: Bike Network Wayfinding
    Repairing gaps in Vancouver’s bicycle network to improve accessibility for cyclists in the city.
    Woodwards & Science World
    BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations
    Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.
    McAuley Park
    Reimagine Your Park
    Engaging and activating orphaned greenspaces in Vancouver.
    Vancouver
    Van BirdCity
    Research into a bird program for Vancouver.
    Grandview-Woodland
    Orphaned Spaces
    Research and mapping of unused public land in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood.
    1800 Spyglass Place
    The Long Table
    A project series connecting high-level, policy-based goals with real people by connecting around a Long Table.
    Downtown Vancouver
    Compost Collective
    Food waste diversion pilot projects in Vancouver’s multi-family buildings.
    East Vancouver
    The Stoop
    Furniture design and research for Vancouver's deconstruction wood waste to meet the 2015 landfill ban.
    ​SFU Campus
    Ugly Apples
    Ugly Apples is a local, handmade and accessible solution to the problem of food waste.
    ​Downtown East Side (DTES)
    ​Choy-On-The-Go
    Choy-On-The-Go provides fresh affordable produce to Chinese seniors in the DTES.
    ​Renfrew Community Park
    Sam the Salmon’s Ravine Quest
    A fun, place-based, experiential learning resource in the form of a quest.
    Arbutus Corridor​
    BIOPOLIS: The Card Game
    An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!