DAILY NEWS Jan 21, 2014 11:56 AM - 0 comments

Three Canadian cities in running for international sustainability award

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By: SWR Staff

Edmonton, North Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Earth Hour City Challenge, which selects one sustainability leader per country for the National Earth Hour Capital Award.

One of these cities will also be awarded the title Global Earth Hour Capital 2014 for outstanding sustainability efforts at a ceremony on March 27, 2014 in Vancouver.

The City of Edmonton, for example, made the challenge's shortlist due to its progress on climate change.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the WWF for our goal of creating a carbon neutral future,” said Mark Brostrom, director of the Office of Environment for the City of Edmonton. “We were selected as a finalist based on our focus on reducing building and transport emissions, coupled with a renewable energy taskforce and an energy transition plan which is in development,” added Brostrom.

An expert jury will now review the actions and commitments reported by these cities.

Voting ends on March 20, 2014.

For more information, please click here.

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