Director of Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Vancouver prides itself on its world-leading sustainability programs. To date, through more than 125 city projects, Vancouver has reduced total GHG emissions by 4%, waste by 11% and water consumption by 16%, while the city’s population and economy continue to grow. The results are due in large part to the team work between Amanda Pitre-Hayes, the City of Vancouver’s Director of Sustainability, City Councillor Andrea Reimer and Deputy City Manager Sadhu Johnston. As a result of their work, and those around them, Vancouver was ranked 1st globally in the World Wildlife Fund’s 2013 Earth Hour City Challenge and 2nd in North America in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2011 Green City Index, proving that cities can grow and thrive in balance with nature.