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17 Oct, 2015 Toolkit Fall 2015 Newsletter is out

Read BC Climate Action Toolkit's Fall 2015 Newsletter!

13 Oct, 2015 Resilient Cities 2015 Report

Read the latest on urban resilience in the Resilient Cities 2015 report!

12 Oct, 2015 Applications are being accepted for 2016 Asset Management Planning

50 matching grants of up to $10,000 are now available to BC local governments for Asset Management Planning. Applications are due by November 13, 2015.

05 Oct, 2015 New Success Story - Saanich's Fuel Efficient Municipal Fleet

Saanich’s Fleet Department achieves 14% reduction in GHG emissions through participating in the E3 Fleet Program and initiating a variety of fleet management strategies.

27 Sep, 2015 Recognizing Local Governments in BC for Their Leadership in Climate Action

Learn about the BC communities that were recognized for their climate action leadership at the 2015 UBCM convention and tradeshow. 

24 Sep, 2015 National Community Energy Plan Implementation Guides

Community Energy Planning: Getting to Implementation in Canada published two National reports in 2015 to provide core information on Community Energy Plans and on policies that support implementation energy plans to achieve energy objectives.

22 Sep, 2015 New Tool - Community Infrastructure Planning Decision Support Tool

Comparing the costs of infrastructure of different development scenarios over a 100 year period to inform long-term sustainable development and asset management decisions

21 Sep, 2015 New Success Story - Sparwood Leisure Centre Energy Upgrade

Sparwood’s leisure centre and arena retrofits help the municipality meet its CEEP energy goals. 

14 Sep, 2015 Whistler Recognized by Province for Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Province of British Columbia recognizes Whistler for achieving carbon neutrality in 2014!

09 Sep, 2015 Wood Stove Exchange Funding Available

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Provincial Wood Stove Exchange.

03 Sep, 2015 BC Regional District Reporting Webinar Recording

The BC Ministry of Environment has released BC Regional District Reporting Webinar Recording, hosted on August 27th, 2015.

01 Sep, 2015 How Road Diets Work

Watch How Road Diets Work - a short video tour of four different street redesigns by planner Jeff Speck.

27 Aug, 2015 Renewables Global Status Report delivers good news on emissions

The latest edition of the annual Renewables Global Status Report, launched at the Vienna Energy Forum, emphasizes the increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency as a key contributor to this occurrence, observed for the first time in four decades. 

26 Aug, 2015 Nominations Open for Energy Efficiency Working Group

Great opportunity for communities interested in nominating their candidates for the Energy Efficiency Working Group! 

25 Aug, 2015 Climate survey closed but still time for public comment (until Sept 14)

VICTORIA – Almost 6,000 British Columbians have shared their climate change views with government by taking the Climate Leadership Plan survey – the first in a series of public consultations to help develop the Province’s new climate plan.

20 Aug, 2015 Nominate Your Climate Action Story for a Healthy Communities Short Video

BC Healthy Communities is inviting BC communities to submit their Story for a Healthy Communities Short Video. This is a great opportunity to showcase health benefits that result from your climate action efforts. Story nominations due: September 11, 2015.

18 Aug, 2015 Nominations open for QUEST Community Energy Builder Awards

Nominations for the QUEST Community Energy Builder Awards are open until October 1, 2015.

07 Aug, 2015 BC's Largest Solar Project Begins Operation in Kimberley

The City of Kimberley's solar project, SunMine is now commercially operational.  This is B.C.’s first grid-connected solar facility, as well as being Canada’s largest project to use solar trackers.

06 Aug, 2015 Outcomes from the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum

Outcome materials from the Global Learning Forum are now available for anyone interested in advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency. Please read, watch, listen, and share these materials.

28 Jul, 2015 Become a GTI Pilot Community to accelerate your Community Energy Plan implementation!

Get involved! GTI is seeking three pilot communities to apply the leading practices for building and maintaining support, leadership and funding to accelerate the implementation of Community Energy Plans (CEPs).