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The Ecocity 30-Day Zero Waste Challenge

The Ecocity 30-Day Zero Waste Challenge is now open for exploration. This campaign is your opportunity to connect the threads of your personal actions to broader ecocity ideals by transforming your everyday choices to deeper shades of green. Share your experiences (or just follow along with your fellow ecocitizens!) July 1-30.

#EcocityGoingZero now live on Instagram, July 1-30

Ecocity World Summit

The Latest from #Ecocity2019:
  • In 2019, Vancouver will proudly host an international audience of urban stakeholders who are eagerly looking to develop cities in balance with the natural world. The conference website is now up and running at The organizers are actively working with key individuals to create...

4 days ago
Did you know that Vancouver is on track to its goal of being the greenest city in the world by 2020—currently, 93% of the electricity used in #Vancouver is generated from sustainable sources such as hydroelectricity.

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3 weeks ago
Save the Date! #Ecocity2019 will take place from October 7 - 11, 2019.

The main conference program will engage academics, practitioners & more in the conference theme of Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities.

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2 months ago
#Ecocity2019 will be held in Vancouver, BC at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (VCC). The VCC is the world's only LEED® Platinum certified convention centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

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2 months ago
The City of Vancouver is known for its stunning natural beauty and ranked one of th emost livable cities in the world for the past decade. Learn more about the host city for #Ecocity2019: ecocity2019 photo

On the Web


Urbinsight connects communities with web-based mapping tools designed to explore and measure holistic urban health.


A Global Data Initiative

A forum for in-depth exploration of particular themes in relation to building cities in balance with nature.

Focus Labs

A Forum for In-Depth Exploration

A knowledge portal on sustainable urbanism featuring articles and columns by ecocity experts and enthusiasts.

Ecocities Emerging

The Ecocity Builders Journal

A practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards an ecologically-restorative human civilization.

Ecocity Standards

Assessing Ecocity Conditions

Featured Project


Eco-Plaza in the Heart of the City

Berkeley’s re-envisioned Center Street features deep green technologies and thoughtful community place-making strategies. The community plan for the pedestrian plaza was endorsed by the City Council and final technical studies and design work are underway with the City.


Next Generation Participatory Mapping and Analysis

Next Generation Participatory Mapping and Analysis

Urbinsight is a next-generation data analysis platform designed for participatory mapping and planning processes. Its goal is to provide engaged cities and citizens with the necessary tools and technology to affect the resiliency and sustainability of their cities and settlements in a positive way.

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Twitter & Facebook

1 month ago
The week in plastic in pictures. #WorldEnvironmentDay #WorldOceanDay highlighted plastic global pollution as the most urgent problem facing our planet. @guardian #BeatPlasticPollution
1 month ago
On this #WorldEnvironmentDay we invite everyone to #BeatPlasticPollution by joining our Ecocity 30 Day #ZeroWaste challenge to take place in #plasticfreejuly. Sign up now and share your experience of #EcocityGoingZero at
3 months ago
Speaking of Can Dirt Save the Earth @nytimes, here's a great article by @ecomuse @TNatureOfCities about how to create the kind of #soil that will help regenerate the earth's natural systems. #carbonfootprint #compost #sanfrancisco #zerowaste #climatechange
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Ecocity Builders23 hours ago

It’s halftime for the Ecocity 30-Day Zero Waste Challenge and what better way to mark the occasion than with a challenge that is near and dear to the ECOCITY cause: Walk, bike, or take public transit.

If you haven't already, today is as fun and easy as...

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Ecocity Builders6 days ago

For those of you already participating in #EcocityGoingZero, and inspired to go deeper into the #PlasticPollution issue, you can double up and take part in the Plastic Free July challenge!

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Ecocity Builders7 days ago

Today’s #ecocitygoingzero challenge (Day9!) is to become a BETTER recycler!

The reason it's important to think in these terms is because a #zerowaste or #circulareconomy mindset doesn't mean recycling more, it means recycling less. Recycling truly is an aspirin to a...

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Ecocity Builders1 week ago

Words of wisdom from #ecocitygoingzero participant Daniela Yew on the "Get Outside" challenge:

"Even if you have to spend the day in an office and even if said office is in a less than scenic part of the city it is still worth going outside...

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Ecocity Builders2 weeks ago

Today's #EcocityGoingZero challenge is to explore the world around you — get outside.

It may not be the most obvious action to reduce waste, but part of a #zerowaste mindset is to put value back into our natural world as well as our...