The Douglas border-crossing facility and the ultra-compact vehicle pictured on the front cover demonstrate the CBSA’s commitment to sustainable development by reducing the environmental footprint of its operations. The border crossing between Surrey, British Columbia, and Blaine, Washington, was completed in 2009 to LEED gold standards by incorporating features ranging from green energy technologies (i.e. geothermal and solar power) to a stormwater retention pond. The CBSA’s new ultra-compact vehicles will also help the Agency minimize its environmental impacts by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet.