2013 - Cities


Mayor Brad Woodside

Mayor, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Under Brad’s leadership, Fredericton has gained international recognition for reducing municipal greenhouse gas emissions and being a sustainable communityby-design. The city reduced corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions by 16% and 12% per capita respectively during a period of population growth, has over 60% urban forest cover and an 85-kilometer trail network and is ranked eighth globally for air quality by the World Health Organization.


Commitments for 2013: In September 2012 at the Clean50 Summit, most attendees made public commitments for things they would do to "further sustainability" over the next 12 months. Woodside's commitments were:

- I will commit to publishing my Clean50 follow-up actions
- I will seek out and nominate new individuals deserving of the Clean50 award
- I will educate my industry colleagues of the benefits of sustainability(dozens!)
- Will lead the leaders

In Addition: Honourees identified good ideas they liked and would do their best to support. Woodside's "Likes" were:

- I will help to define a mission statement for the Clean50
- I will host a Clean50 event at which 50% of the attendees are skeptics
- To foster X-Clean50 collaboration, I commit to creating a list of both my: 1). expertise and 2) areas where I could use help, and post both to the Clean50 Linked In Group
- I will tell compelling stories
- Participate in a clean-tech roadshow to Canadian municipalities
- Nominate a politician for the 2014 Clean50
- I am going to lead by example
- I pledge to make my community a better place by being involved in it