On Earth Day and Everyday – Green Matters to TranBC

Have you ever wondered what the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is doing to support green initiatives across the province? Look no further. In celebration of Earth Day we gathered some of our favourite green projects for you.

We don’t think green for just one day out of a year, we work all year long to make sure sensitive ecosystems and wildlife are protected.

That includes turtles…

turtle highway safety

A turtle on the highway. Right where we don’t want a turtle to be. >> Learn more

…and toads…

toads in bucket

We help toads migrate around BC highways. >>Learn more

…and caribou…

caribou connector

Take care on the caribou corridor. >>Learn more

and let’s not forget about
bears, moose, deer, fish and even goats!

 

We also work hard to make sure that our highways are
clean and free from invasive plants

Adopt a highway

Adopt a Highway is a roadside maintenance and enhancement program that’s entirely volunteer-based. >>Learn more

…and commercial trucks are more fuel efficient…

…while green modes of transportation,
such as cycling and even walking, are
available to as many people as possible…

Bike to Work Week

Bike BC supports cycling in communities across the province. >>Learn more

Heck, we even work to help cruise ships
use less power during shore time.

Marine Shore Power Program

Plugging in at Canada Place. >>Learn more

So, what does being green mean to us? A lot. To learn more about how the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure “keeps it green,” follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or if you have a question about a green initiative or anything else we are working on, let us know in the comments below.

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2 Responses to On Earth Day and Everyday – Green Matters to TranBC

  1. Virginia Blatchford on April 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I really like your green initiative. Regarding commercial carriers- there is a a trend to deck out trucks with large exhaust pipes with minimal muffler on Vancouver island. Its like they are driving a harley motorcycle . Specifically in the logging industry. Not only are they noisy , but the pollution must be horrific. Some of them sound like a plane landing. They use their engine brakes wether they are full , empty , with a trailer or with out a trailer , on flat or slight grade . The disrespect for the communities they drive thru feels like bullying. We have tried to get this issue dealt with to no avail.
    I feel these drivers are not properly trained and negatively affect 1000’s of people with this unessasary behavior. Please help.

    • tranbceditor on April 24, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Hello Virginia,

      Our Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement group regularly inspect commercial vehicles, including logging trucks. Have you connected directly with them on this concern?

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