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|20 Feb, 2016||
Is it time for next generation asset management planning?
In her blog post, Donna Chiarelli reviews some of the highlights from FCM's 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference that reveal new opportunities to better integrate asset management planning with long-term sustainability goals – especially by better addressing carbon risks and impacts of infrastructure decisions, and supporting resiliency.
|13 Feb, 2016||
Funding opportunity: Cycling investment supports healthy, active communities
Wheelie exciting news! BC is providing $6 million in BikeBC funding to enhance and expand cycling infrastructure such as bike lanes, multi-use paths and trails, and cycling/pedestrian bridges.
|10 Feb, 2016||
New GTI Report available - Community Energy Planning: The Value Proposition
New GTI report entitled Community Energy Planning: The Value Proposition was launched at the 2016 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference. The report finds that Canadian communities have untapped opportunities to strengthen local economies, reduce current and future energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and create jobs by investing in smarter and more integrated approaches to energy use at the local level.
|09 Feb, 2016||
Surrey Council Approves City-Wide Upgrade to LED Street Lights
Surrey to fully convert City's street lighting to LED.
|29 Jan, 2016||
Richmond Taking Leadership on Climate Action
The City of Richmond's inspiring climate action is guided by its Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) which outlines an array of strategies and actions for the City to reduce community energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
|25 Jan, 2016||
Inspiring Circular Innovation - How to get to a Zero Waste Planet
RCBC 2016 is going going to focus on the issues you care about, including ICI waste, illegal dumping, and depot operations through interactive workshops geared towards helping you develop practical strategies and solutions going forward. We're also going to focus on emerging issues such as managing the DLC waste streams and eliminating waste in the lifecycle of our most basic resource - food.
|20 Jan, 2016||
Overview of the climate action tools available to BC’s local governments
Provincial Climate Action Plans and Local Governments: Lessons from BC policy brief provides an overview of the climate action tools available to BC’s local governments and highlights some of the successes and lessons learned from the roll-out of these tools.
|20 Jan, 2016||
FCM 2016 Sustainable Communities Award Winners Announced
Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced 2016 Sustainable Communities Award Winners. Congratulations to all the award recipients, including City of Vancouver and District of Sechelt for their leadership in sustainable community development in BC.
|13 Jan, 2016||
Green Municipal Fund’s top 5 sustainability resources from 2015
Top 5 resources from 2015 of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Highligh climate change, brownfields remediation & funding opportunities for Canadian municipalities.
|12 Jan, 2016||
Get funding for your local sustainability project through Partners for Places
New funding opportunity available for Canadian and US cities for sustainability projects. Application deadline is January 29, 2016!
|08 Jan, 2016||
New Westminster Awarded for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
The City of New Westminster receives recognition from the FCM for its leadership in reducing GHG emissions.
|15 Dec, 2015||
MCSCD releases 2014 CARIP summary report and announces new reporting format
The 2014 CARIP summary report shows continued commitment from local governments towards reducing GHG emissions!
|14 Dec, 2015||
ICLEI Welcomes the Landmark Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015
ICLEI supports agreement reached in Paris at COP21! Nearly 200 nations signed an agreement in Paris to work towards curbing global emissions and keeping the global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the intent to pursue a 1.5-degree target!
|13 Dec, 2015||
BCIT & CEA Launch New Online Education Partnership to Meet Demand for Sustainable Community Energy Management
Vancouver: Community Energy Association (CEA) is partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 2016 to deliver the six online courses that qualify students to write CEA’s Community Energy Management certification exam.
|13 Dec, 2015||
PIBC Awards - Calls for Submissions and Nominations
The Planning Institute of British Columbia annually recognizes the professional work and individual accomplishments of members across British Columbia and the Yukon through its awards and recognition programs. The Call for Submissions & Nominations is now open! Apply or nominate someone by February 15, 2016.
|04 Dec, 2015||
TransLink Achieves Platinum Status for Sustainability
TransLink gets Platinum level status for sustainability from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)!
|02 Dec, 2015||
BC Mayors Endorse Climate Leadership Team Recommendations
BC Mayors Endorse Climate Leadership Team Recommendations!
|30 Nov, 2015||
City of North Vancouver Passes Progressive Climate Change Bylaw
The City of North Vancouver gets a new bylaw that requires gas pumps to display GHG information labels on their gas nozzles or pump units!
|27 Nov, 2015||
Climate Leadership Team Report released! Province to begin public consultations in January 2016
Climate Leadership Team’s Recommendations Report is now available. This report includes recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining a focus on economic opportunities. Province to begin public consultations in January 2016!
|23 Nov, 2015||
The Path to “Net-Zero Energy” Buildings in B.C.
The Path to “Net-Zero Energy” Buildings in B.C. describes the environmental and economic case for a deep efficiency pathway, reviews some of the targets and policies adopted in leading jurisdictions, and then articulates ten key policies to get to “net-zero ready”.