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The city of Vancouver has taken another step toward its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world after being crowned the Global Earth Hour Capital 2013 by the World Wildlife Fund.
The city was given the award at a ceremony Tuesday in Malmo, Sweden, beating five other finalists including cities in India, Italy, the United States, Sweden and Norway, according to a news release from the city of Vancouver.
The Global Earth Hour Capital award recognizes a city taking serious action to address climate change, the release said.
"Being named the WWF's Global Earth Hour Capital is an exceptional honour for Vancouver and more international validation of our comprehensive efforts to be the world's greenest city," said Mayor Gregor Robertson, in the release.
The WWF said, in a separate release that Vancouver was chosen for its actions on climate change and "dedication to create a sustainable, vibrant urban environment."

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http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Vancouver+crowned+Earth+Hour+capital+World+Wildlife+Fund/8119979/story.html

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