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16 Oct, 2018 Translink Goes 100% Renewable Energy, Including Fleet and Buildings

Take a look at the Renewable Cities' blogpost on Translink's recently announced 100% RE goals.

15 Oct, 2018 LGMA Announces Call for Conference Presentations
The LGMA will be hosting its Annual Conference in Vancouver on June 11-13, 2019. They are seeking proposals for conference sessions from subject matter experts or local government professionals who can share their experience in transforming organizations and enhancing its effectiveness. 
11 Oct, 2018 Plan for Sustainable Salmo helps the Village’s Work toward achieving its GHG reduction targets Primary tabs

In 2016, The Village of Salmo, BC, initiated Sustainable Salmo, a planning process to update the Village’s Official Community Plan (OCP). The Village of Salmo’s approach to this planning process was distinct in that they merged their OCP with an Integrated Community Sustainability Planning (ICSP) process. Sustainable Salmo also incorporated the results of the Strategic Community Energy and Emissions Plan (SCEEP) which clearly identifies actions the community is committed to engaging in to reduce their GHG emissions and energy consumption. Read on...

10 Oct, 2018 New Tool to help you start the asset management conversation in your municipality
This tool helps you utilize FCM's ready-to-use presentation to communicate the value of asset management to your fellow elected officials. Presentations can be customize to suit the unique needs of your municipality.
 
09 Oct, 2018 Test new sustainability solutions with funding from FCM
Is your municipality looking to test new solutions or apply new technology for a more sustainable community? FCM's Green Municipal Fund provides funding to Canadian municipalities of all sizes for pilot projects to support sustainable green projects.
09 Oct, 2018 IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming

The IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5°C report says limiting temperature increase requires unprecedented changes in society, but will have huge benefits. http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/ 

03 Oct, 2018 City of Vancouver Launches First Green Bond

The City of Vancouver has issued its first green bond offering of $85 million to fund environmentally sustainable initiatives and projects, while offering investors competitive returns.

02 Oct, 2018 Bring Green Shores to your community

Do you work for a municipality or regional district and would like to bring Green Shores to your community? Call for Expressions of Interest in joining the Green Shores Local Government Working Group for the January 2019 intake.

01 Oct, 2018 LCMA Announces Call for Proposals for its Annual Conference in Vancouver

Submission for Proposals are now being accepted for LGMA's Annual Conference in Vancouver on June 11-13, 2019. Be a part of this milestone conference and share your knowledge and expertise by submitting a proposal for LGMA2019.

26 Sep, 2018 B.C. tops up clean-energy vehicle incentive program

The Government of British Columbia is keeping clean transportation affordable by contributing an additional $10 million to the Clean Energy Vehicle Program (CEVP).

24 Sep, 2018 Lake Country Recognized for Accelerating Progress on Climate Action Charter Commitments

Lake Country has been awarded Level 3 recognition by the Joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee for its progress on Climate Action Charter commitments for efforts in reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2017 reporting year.

13 Sep, 2018 The 2017 CARIP Summary Report highlights climate action achievements by BC local governments

2017 CARIP report summary offers a glimpse into the local government climate action leadership and the initiatives they've taken across BC.

13 Sep, 2018 2018 Community Energy Association Award Winners

The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, presented awards recognizing the leadership of BC local governments and public sector organizations at the UBCM Convention. 

12 Sep, 2018 2018 Community Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Six BC communities were honoured with awards and honourable mentions at the 2018 Community Excellence Awards ceremony in Whistler, BC.

05 Sep, 2018 PICS announces new Opportunity Projects Program

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is calling for applications for its new Opportunity Projects Program.

05 Sep, 2018 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

The Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool helps cities understand the relationship between mitigation measures, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation measures, which reduce climate risk.

29 Aug, 2018 Resource: Enhance infrastructure investment and maintenance planning with InfraGuide
Are you looking for best practices and principles to help inform municipal infrastructure management? 
Back by popular demand, InfraGuide: National guide to sustainable municipal infrastructure is a collection of free legacy resources developed by a network of Canadian experts to help maximize returns on your community’s infrastructure investments. Access over 50 reports and build on best practices that continue to be relevant today. These resources range from highly technical guides to strategic planning tools, focused on key areas in Canadian infrastructure planning.
28 Aug, 2018 New application deadlines for asset management grants

Deadlines for municipalities to submit a grant application through the FCM's Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) has been extended until October 23, 2018. 

22 Aug, 2018 City of Vancouver's Diesel Fleet Transitioning to 100% Renewable Fuel

The City of Vancouver has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the City’s diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 levels by the end of next year. 

20 Aug, 2018 Energy Step Code Training & Capacity Report
The Building and Safety Standards Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently published the Energy Step Code Training and Capacity report analyzing existing industry capacity and training to deliver BC Energy Step Code buildings and to develop a training strategy to support the implementation of this new code. 

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