Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

CityStudio aims to create social innovators and change makers who will contribute on the ground in Vancouver and around the world. Projects are co-created, designed and implemented by teams of students, city staff and community members.

Green Guardians

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The Green Guardians campaign is an exciting initiative inviting school-aged youth, their parents...

Let It Rain, Let Us Care

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Rainwater, a vital resource for our city and ecosystem, faces disruption due to...

Green Rainwater City Microgrants

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Our Green Rainwater Microgrant project provides an opportunity for specific local communities, both...

Community Kelp

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This is a communication project that aims to interpret the positive economical and...

Soundscape for a Renewable City

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A sound installation depicting sounds of a renewable city.

Charleson Bay Island

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Restoring shoreline and promoting indigenous environmental education.

Drain Forest

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Drain Forest: a structure to decrease leaf clogging of Vancouver drains.

Smarter Parking

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Using artificial intelligence to help Vancouver utilize its existing parking resources more efficiently.

Building for Biodiversity

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Enhancing Northeast False Creek’s intertidal biodiversity through shoreline design.

CycLLIST

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Reducing bike theft one cyclist at a time.

Family Townhall

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An engaging and inclusive method of participatory planning.

Addressing Food Waste at the Retail Level

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An exploratory study about consumer interactions with produce displays and its effect on...

A Taste of Home

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How intergenerational practices of food and culture preservation reduces food waste.

A Simple Practice, Skip the Plastic

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Research-based solutions for overcoming barriers to reusable bag usage.

Creating a Zero Waste Vancouver

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Strategies for plastic bag reduction and waste diversion in community centres.

Achieving Zero Waste: Testing the slogan ‘Choose to Reuse’

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Testing the effectiveness of the slogan “Choose to Reuse” at Killarney Community Centre.

Project Turbocharged

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Electrifying youth to drive change

It’s Inexcusable Be Reusable

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Shifting consumer preferences for bringing a reusable drink container and helping them in...

False Creek Herring

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Formal data collection and best management practices for increasing herring spawning in False...

Salvaged Materials Market

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Fostering a market for salvaged materials in Vancouver.

EcoPouch

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An environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional food storage products.

Orphaned Spaces: Marpole

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Research and mapping of unused public spaces in the Marpole neighbourhood.

Ugilicious: No Waste, Great Taste

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Raising awareness of food waste by using unsold produce to create nutritious meals.

Raincity

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Educating homeowners about disconnecting their downspout.

Don’t Stop The Raindrop

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Encouraging homeowners to participate in green infrastructure by disconnecting their downspouts.

EcoSmart App

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A CO2e diet calculator and community meal sharing app.

Game of Shores

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The board game that teaches youth about Vancouver's shoreline health.

Textile Recycling

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

Triple E’s

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Exploring the role of students in a Zero Waste Ambassador program.

Choose to Reuse (Cool Cup Project)

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Barriers and opportunities to reducing single-use cold cups in restaurants.

Seniors Safely Cycling

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Assessing bike routes for an assisted-cycling program.

Zero Paper Cups

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A video promoting the use of reusable cups.

Bike ‘n Business

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Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.

Living Walls

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Conceptualizing the implementation of ‘Living Walls’ in Vancouver.

Environmental Education at Community Centres

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Understanding environmental education and programming offered at each community centre.

Rock’n Shorelines, Happy Seaweed

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Assessing rockweed in False Creek to help restore natural urban ecosystems.

Communicating Ecological Footprint

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Communicating ecological footprint information to diverse audiences.

Improving Urban Cycling

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Collecting user feedback on safety and comfort of Vancouver's bike routes.

Honey, Leaf + Bumble

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A bee awareness centre in Vancouver which provides workshops, tours, a restaurant, and...

Branching Out

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Citizen science program enlisting the help of grade three students to collect data...

Rewild Vancouver

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A wilderness recovery strategy that aims to educate and empower Vancouver’s residents to...

Guided Mindfulness Walk

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Increasing awareness about the benefits of natural settings for mental well-being.

OURS Consignment Hub

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

Paths to Sustainability in the Iranian Community

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An investigation of the challenges and possibilities for including the Iranian community in...

Rewilding Vancouver

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Understanding and promoting environmental education programming through community centres.

Put Waste in its Place

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An initiative to reduce single-use items by encouraging restaurant patrons to bring reusable...

Motivation for Movement

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An investigation into barriers and facilitators to youth cycling in Vancouver.

Birds, Barks & Boats

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

Mugshots for Sustainability

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A social media campaign raising awareness of the negative impacts of single-use cups.

Do You Really Need That Steak?

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Determining which form of advertising provokes greater engagement around the consumption of red...

Upcycled Design Project

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Furniture designs developed entirely from upcycled source material.

City Gone Wild

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

Location is Everything

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Recycling in all City of Vancouver parks.

Lighter Footprint

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Ambassador program that equips neighbours to collectively lower their ecological footprint.

Umbrella Taxi

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Modelling friendly citizen behaviour and engaging Vancouverites in whimsical conversation.

Food Recovery Project

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Revealing Vancouver’s food recovery resources.

Imagination Zone

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Five experiments in art and engagement in Northeast False Creek.

Britannia Food Share

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Redirecting surplus food from local businesses to a youth meal program.

Outdoor Learning Project 2

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Designing and building the infrastructure that supports outdoor learning in Everett Crowley Park.

Outdoor Learning Project 1

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Encouraging and facilitating outdoor learning inspired by the Park Board's Rewilding Vancouver strategy.

Learning in the Leaves

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Pilot project bringing outdoor classrooms to the city.

Urban Campfire

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

Local Foodsteps

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Signs in your community pointing you to local, sustainable food assets.

Colouring Cambie

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

Deck the Dark

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

iGo: Bike Network Wayfinding

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Repairing gaps in Vancouver’s bicycle network to improve accessibility for cyclists in the...

BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations

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Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.

Reimagine Your Park

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Engaging and activating orphaned greenspaces in Vancouver.

Van BirdCity

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Research into a bird program for Vancouver.

Orphaned Spaces

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

The Long Table

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

Compost Collective

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Food waste diversion pilot projects in Vancouver’s multi-family buildings.

The Stoop

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

Ugly Apples

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

​Choy-On-The-Go

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

Sam the Salmon’s Ravine Quest

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A fun, place-based, experiential learning resource in the form of a quest.

BIOPOLIS: The Card Game

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An exciting card game centered around biodiversity and fun!