Green Delivery Service

The Green Delivery Service pilot aims to:

  • Support the prototyping process of three Halifax-based startups
  • Support local retailers' delivery needs while encouraging Halifax residents to buy local
  • Reduce carbon emissions

This pilot is an initiative of the Halifax Innovation Outpost which aims to address climate change and other social challenges while supporting startups and scaleups in testing and evolving their products and services with public, private, post-secondary and community partners. It is intended that this will be the first of several green economy pilots that contribute to the Halifax Regional Municipality meeting both economic and climate goals.

Read the media release here >

Who's Involved?

The Halifax Innovation District is collaborating with three local startups (Haligone, Kangaroo and All EV), Clean Foundation, Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax's local Business Improvement Districts and other partners.

Using electric vehicles, Haligone will deliver non-perishable products for up to 25 retailers and Kangaroo will provide independent restaurants and customers in rural areas of the municipality with a platform for food delivery.

All EV is supplying the electric vehicles for the startups to use.

Clean Foundation is training delivery drivers on how to use the vehicles, where the fueling stations are and how best to plan travel and fueling routes.

Halifax Partnership is leading the advancement of the Halifax Innovation District and is a partner on the Buy Halifax campaign.

Halifax Regional Municipality is leading HalifACT 2050, Halifax's long-term climate action plan. HRM is providing consultation and guidance for the pilot project.

Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, North End Business Association, Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association, and Spring Garden Area Business Association are partnering to co-create and deliver the pilot to their retail members.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a partner of the Buy Halifax campaign.

Discover Halifax is a partner of the Buy Halifaxcampaign.

How Can I Get Involved?

Support the pilot project through your purchases. Place an order with Kangaroo or Haligone today.

  • Order food online. Kangaroo offers your favourite local eats delivered at the lowest price. Download their mobile app today to place your order.
  • Support local retailers. Haligone delivers products from your favourite local businesses conveniently. Visit Haligone and place your order today.

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