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B.C. business leads global sustainability

April 14, 2016

Vancouver Sun, April 14, 2016

Here in British Columbia, the environment has always been, and will continue to be, one of our most prized assets. On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — an opportunity to demonstrate support and reflect on our collective efforts for environmental protection.

“The B.C. business community is proof that an economy can thrive while also minimizing environmental impacts,” write Tiffany and Daniel Andrew, the co-founders of Vancouver-based Two Birds Apparel.

Two Birds Apparel limits greenhouse gas emissions by keeping its supply chain local, and by using supply chain partners – including the Port of Vancouver – that share its commitment to the environment.

As part of its approach to sustainability, federal port authority offers reduced harbour rates to vessels that surpass mandated international emissions standards, implements habitat enhancement programs for local fish and wildlife, and recently launched the ECHO initiative to better understand the potential impacts of shipping activity on the southern resident killer whale population.

“Overall, the B.C. business community, including our supply chain partners and the port, are helping build a sustainable local economy.” Read more.

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