Global warming is no longer a myth. It’s a perilous environmental problem that threatens the entire human population, and non-profit organizations, such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), have been continuously spearheading projects aimed to overturn the effects of global warming. One of those innovative initiatives is the Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition that encourages cities all around the world to promote alternative energy and help stop climate change.
On January 25, 2015, WWF announced Vancouver as one of the finalists of this year’s challenge. The city’s mission to become a world leader in the development of sustainable living and environmentally friendly solutions has earned them a chance to vie for the honor of being crowned the Earth Hour Capital. Vancouver aims to become the Greenest City in the World by 2020, starting nearly a hundred initiatives in an effort to make it happen.