Vancouver Goes Green

October 16, 2023

Vancouver Landmarks Turning Green for Waste Reduction Week

Celebrating waste reduction for a  brighter future

The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is proud to announce a captivating initiative in honor of Waste Reduction Week. Several iconic landmarks across Vancouver, including City Hall, Burrard Bridge, Vancouver Convention Center, the Olympic Torch, and BC Place, will be bathed in radiant green light, symbolizing the city’s unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and waste reduction.

This display of green illumination will serve as a powerful reminder of the urgent need to address waste-related issues and promote sustainable living practices within the community. 

SPEC invites residents, businesses, and visitors to join in this extraordinary visual spectacle by tuning their smart lights to green from October 16-22, thereby showing their solidarity with the cause.


The following Landmarks will be lit up on Tuesday, October 17th:

City Hall
Burrard Bridge
Vancouver Convention Centre
Olympic Torch
BC Place
Pacific Coliseum
BC Place
Pacific Coliseum
Canada Place sails

Bloedel Conservatory will be lit green for the entirety of Waste Reduction Week, October 16th-22nd.

To learn more about Waste Reduction Week, visit Circular Innovation Council’s website about the larger Circular Economy Month movement.

Learn more about what SPEC is doing and get involved in waste reduction in your community through SPEC’s Zero-Waste Committee!

Thank you to SPEC Repair Cafe Coordinator, Brian Wong, for his dedication to waste reduction in Vancouver and for the coordination of these lightings.