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18 Oct, 2017 Provincial Infrastructure Grants Help Local Governments Plan Ahead

Thirty communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a boost in funding of $282,000 in grants to help local governments plan, design and manage sustainable infrastructure.

11 Oct, 2017 The 2016 CARIP Summary Report highlights climate action achievements by BC local governments

2016 CARIP report summary offers a glimpse into the local government climate action leadership and the initiatives they've taken across BC.

05 Oct, 2017 Asset management training for Canadian municipalities

Federation of Canadian Municipalities selected 22 partner organizations from across Canada to receive $3.6 million in grant funding to design and deliver asset management training to municipalities. Through this initiative, Canadian cities and communities of all sizes will be able to access 60 training activities between September 2017 and June 2018.

03 Oct, 2017 2017 UBCM Community Excellence Award Winners

Local governments were recognized for innovative approaches to service delivery in an awards ceremony at the 2017 UBCM Convention Thursday, September 29th. The awards showcase municipalities and regional districts that take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, and pioneer new customer service practices.

03 Oct, 2017 2017 Climate & Energy Action Award Winners

The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy presented awards recognizing the leadership of B.C. local governments and public sector organizations at the Union of BC Municipalities convention.

27 Sep, 2017 BC Mayors and Councillors Lead the Way on Local Climate Action

The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) met with the Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, a number of MLAs and key stakeholders to discuss collaboration on the urgent issue of climate change.

26 Sep, 2017 The Energy Step Code costing study and summary report

The Energy Step Code costing study and summary report are now available on online. A full analysis of what it takes to build different affordable housing types to every level of the Energy Step Code in every region of British Columbia. 

26 Sep, 2017 Moving Towards Zero Waste in BC

A clinic held on Tuesday at the 2017 UBCM convention explored resources for local governments to pursue zero waste. From the implementation of plastic bag bans to encouraging the construction industry to think upstream during procurement and purchasing, waste management was explored with an emphasis on reconsidering all steps in a product's life with the goal of reducing or eliminating waste.

20 Sep, 2017 Next Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure: Call for Letters of Expression of Interest (EOI)

Call for expressions of interest for the Next-Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure. Make your submission by September 25. 

13 Sep, 2017 Celebrating 2017 CEA Award Applicants

Community Energy Association announces the 15 outstanding applications for  the 2017 CEA Awards. Winners will be announced at UBCM Conference in September 2017.

13 Sep, 2017 ICLEI - Cities Survey on community energy

ICLEI is gathering input from local governments worldwide to inform national government policy recommendations on community energy. The findings will be included in a white paper for the next IRENA's Assembly and will also be shared at COP23 (November 2017).

06 Sep, 2017 Best Practices Guide for Local Governments interested in implementing the BC Energy Step Code

New Best Practices guide is now available for local governments in BC who want to learn more about implementing the BC Energy Step Code in policies, programs, or bylaws.

29 Aug, 2017 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Fall 2017
Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.
28 Aug, 2017 City of Vernon Sustainability Grant Program Launched to Encourage Community Participation

The City of Vernon is launching the 2017 - 2018 Sustainability Grants program to encourage community participation in sustainable action while recognizing current and ongoing sustainability projects in Vernon.

21 Aug, 2017 FCM Sustainability and climate change funding: Webinar series
Free webinar recordings on FCM grants and loans for climate change initiatives and innovative sustainability projects are now available for viewing online. 
 
 
14 Aug, 2017 Cowichan Valley Regional District Continues to Reduce Energy Consumption

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) has reduced energy consumption by 19% and continues to achieve carbon neutral operations for 2016.

08 Aug, 2017 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards - Call for award nominations is now open

Showcase your municipality’s outstanding sustainability initiative. Apply today for FCM’s 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. 

08 Aug, 2017 Municipal Natural Assets Initiative - Extension of Application Period

Deadline to send an Expressions of Interest to host a second-round Municipal Natural Assets Initiative pilot project has been extended to August 28 2017. 

01 Aug, 2017 2017 Clean Energy BC Awards: Call for Nominations

Clean Energy BC is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Clean Energy BC Awards. Clean Energy BC has six specific annual awards available plus discretionary Merit Awards recognizing individuals and companies that have excelled in their field of expertise. Deadline for Nominations: October 13th, 2017.

19 Jul, 2017 Home builders embrace net-zero with new labelling program
The Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) launched Net Zero Energy Home Labelling Program as a way to recognize not only the homes, but the builders, as well as the renovators.

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