Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vancouver's green future takes action

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan has already taken in effect starting with the promotion of community green events in the city of Vancouver.

The city of Vancouver has implemented a green action plan called Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. Vancouver's long term goals are to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. According to the provincial government's action plan it's divided into 10 other smaller plans all with long-term goals and targets for 2020. The 10 smaller plans focus on areas such as, carbon, waste and ecosystems. The plan also looks for ways to implement a corporate waste reduction program fro all city facilities, develop a policy that supports the purchase of local food in city-run facilities, plan a program to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, vehicles and city buildings to achieve carbon-neutral functions and lastly to promote green community events in the city.

Greenest City 2020 Action Plan
Photo: City of Vancouver website

Promoting green events applies well with Eco Fashion Week, which is fast approaching to Vancouver on April 21-24, 2013. Creator and president of Eco Fashion Week, Myriam Laroche is the amazing lady behind this green event.

Myriam Laroche is a francophone fashionista who has 19 years of experience in the fashion industry. A self-proclaimed fashion junkie, she has worked as a head buyer, creative director, fashion marketing teacher and a fashion and beauty journalist. Working as a head buyer for retail chains, Laroche learned all of the steps it takes for product development and what goes into producing clothing collections made from raw materials that are anything but eco-friendly.

 Myriam Laroche
 Photo: ecofashionworld

Laroche moved to Vancouver in 2007, and was influenced by the "green" lifestyle which lead to her launching Eco Fashion Week (EFW) back in October 2009, allowing her to produce the first EFW in September 2010, then in February 2011, and the third in October 2011. Laroche hopes to promote more responsible ways to design, manufacture, distribute, sell and dispose of clothing.

"One day, when people think eco-fashion, I want them to think Vancouver."--bcliving interview.

Laroche has worked with many well-known people from the fashion industry such as, international model Gisele B√ľndchen and photographer Raphael Mazzucco. She has also been featured in local and international media such as, the Vancouver Sun; Georgia Straight; Flare Magazine; Voir Montreal; Fashion Television; Global; CBC; City TV; Shaw TV; and many more.

Myriam Laroche photo by Alfonso Arnold
Photo source: ecofashionworld

Follow Myriam Laroche on Twitter and like her Facebook page.
More information on Myriam check out David Suzuki's website.
For more information on Vancouver's green action plan visit the City of Vancouver's website.

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