2013 - Cities

Cities

Mayor Dianne Watts

Mayor, City of Surrey, BC

Under Dianne’s leadership, Surrey launched the ENGERYShift program to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and create a Clean Energy Hub of businesses. The plan will create intelligent land use and development; reduce solid waste; encourage walking, cycling and transit; develop sustainable buildings and create viable energy infrastructure.A strong initiative in Surrey supports non-gasoline powered vehicles; diversifying its own fleet with hybrid, hydrogen, electric and CNG vehicles; a by-law requiring all new gas stations to include alternative fuel; becoming the first major Canadian city to host an EV charging station at City Hall and the only Canadian city to host three hydrogen fuelling stations; Canada’s first full-scale CNG municipal waste collection fleet; transforming waste collection to reduce emissions and divert waste and building a biofuel facility to process organics into fuel.