September 27, 2015
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson today announced the launch of Vancouver’s Climate Pledge, demonstrating the commitment of Vancouver-based businesses to addressing climate change internationally while building a green economy locally. The announcement, made as the Mayor concludes his visit to New York during Climate Week NYC, kicks off the pledge with ten notable businesses in the City already signing on, including TELUS, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Hootsuite, Vancity credit union, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Solegear Bioplastic Technologies, Hydra Energy, Brinkman Climate, East Side Games and the Vancouver Aquarium.
"Businesses in Vancouver know that supporting our green economy means opportunity – nearly $2 billion of economic activity resulted from green initiatives in 2014,” said Ian McKay, CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission.
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