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13 Dec, 2017 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - Winter 2017

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

12 Dec, 2017 Call for EOI for Pilot Communities - The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard Project
QUEST and Pollution Probe are currently seeking six pilot communities across Canada to participate in the development of a Smart Energy Communities Scorecard - a tool to evaluate and benchmark the progress of Smart Energy Communities across Canada. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest to participate as a Pilot Community has been extended to 5pm EST on December 15th. Learn more and submit an expression of interest here.
05 Dec, 2017 Increased rebates encourage switch to electric work vehicles

Zero-emission specialty vehicles rebate program is now available to local and regional governments, businesses, organizations and individuals  in BC.

03 Dec, 2017 Upcoming Courses in Community Energy Management

Certificate in Community Energy Management program offers an opportunity to gain expertise in developing and implementing CEEPs and using renewable energy to reduce their GHG emissions.

28 Nov, 2017 Defining and Scoping Municipal Natural Assets

This report proposes a new definition for Municipal Natural Assets and outlines the scope of the Municipal Natural Asset Management (MNAM) approach.

28 Nov, 2017 Federal Policies for Low-Carbon Buildings: A blueprint to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework buildings strategy
Take a look at the new blueprint by Équiterre and the Pembina Institute that offers a suite of ambitious and practical policies aimed at ensuring rapid implementation of the building commitments outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
23 Nov, 2017 Smart Cities Challenge competition is now open to Canadian Communities of All Sizes!

Canadian communities of all sizes that take the Smart Cities Challenge now have a chance to win one of four prizes (up to $50 million) for implementation of projects that use data and connected technology to bring about meaningful outcomes for residents.

12 Nov, 2017 Investments Make Port Coquitlam More Bike Friendly

Bike racks as public art, green pavement paint marking and more signed bike routes are among the City of Port Coquitlam's latest steps to be more bike-friendly.

12 Nov, 2017 Fort St. John Receives Community of the Year Award for their engagement in development of clean energy in BC

The City of Fort St. John has been awarded Community of the Year by Clean Energy BC. This award recognizes excellence by a community engaged in the development of clean energy in British Columbia. The award acknowledges excellence in any or all aspects of community engagement, including but not limited to education, awareness, and involvement in a clean energy project.

07 Nov, 2017 City of North Vancouver raises building standards to combat GHG emissions

City of North Vancouver council unanimously endorsed new construction guidelines in accordance with the B.C. Energy Step Code.

07 Nov, 2017 City of Kelowna's Innovation Investment Gets Global Attentions

The City of Kelowna is among the 21 smartest cities in the world, based on its approach and investment in technologies to address community goals. City’s Climate Action Plan is  only one of the areas of focus among other thing.

01 Nov, 2017 City of Rossland reaches Milestone 3 in the Climate Protection program (PCP)

City of Rossland on reaches both Corporate and Community Milestone 3 in the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP). 

23 Oct, 2017 New team to help British Columbia meet climate goals, grow economy

A new advisory council introduced today by Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman will provide strategic advice to government on areas of focus for climate action that go hand in hand with economic growth.

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. 

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