While April 22 provides an annual opportunity to stop, reflect and consider how our actions impact the planet, we try to do our part to make every day Earth Day at the Peak of Vancouver.
Have you visited the Eye of the Wind? It's BC’s first viable wind energy solution with the capacity to offset up to 25 percent of Grouse Mountain’s power consumption. It's also a beacon of sustainability for the thousands of visitors (including young students) who ascend it every year to take in 360-degree views from its one-of-a-kind viewPOD. Providing this type of educational experience is something we are pretty proud to stand behind.
You might have noticed that we take green transportation seriously up here, with an electric vehicle charging station conveniently located near the entrance to the Grouse Grind. We’ve also got designated spots for all of the region’s major car-sharing options (Car2Go, Zipcar and Modo).
For those willing to make the uphill climb along Nancy Greene Way on a bicycle (and we’re certain that isn’t an easy feat!), we now provide bike racks at the base. As the only local mountain with direct Translink service, you can arrive at Grouse Mountain via two public transit routes.
Although it isn’t exactly conventional transportation, our Grouse Mountain’s Skyride aerial tram system is a low-impact route up the mountain that has eliminated more than 25 million car trips to the top.
Recycling ranks high on our priority list as we're sure it does on yours. To complement our well-established recycling program, Grouse Mountain's organics collection program manages the collection of organics, recyclables and solid waste around our mountaintop, from compostable cups and cutlery in Lupins Café to the various receptacles you’ll see during your visit.
While we try to do our part each and every day, we know we can always do better! If you have any ideas to share, please don't hesitate to do so here.
Read more about the ongoing work of our Blue Grouse sustainability initiative here.