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Date Summary
22 Jul, 2015 Webinar recordings: How GMF can help fund your sustainable initiatives

The live recordings of FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF) funding webinars are now available online.

20 Jul, 2015 Join the Discussion: B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan and call for public consultation

The province is inviting feedback on Climate Leadership Plan discussion paper from July 17th to August 17th at 4pm. Share your ideas and priorities for this next phase of climate action

15 Jul, 2015 WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics 2015

WBA launches Global Bioenergy Statistics 2015

13 Jul, 2015 Climate & Energy Action Award application deadline is 12:00 noon, Monday, July 27

Time is running out! Apply for a 2015 Climate & Energy Action Award before 12:00 noon, Monday, July 27.

13 Jul, 2015 PCIC Science Brief: Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) periodically releases Science Brief, reports on recent climate science literature, relevant to stakeholders in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada.

09 Jul, 2015 B.C. celebrates five consecutive carbon neutral years

British Columbia has achieved carbon neutrality across its provincial public sector for the fifth consecutive year, as confirmed in the Carbon Neutral Government Year in Review 2014 report.

06 Jul, 2015 Infrastructure Planning Grant Program Deadline: July 31, 2015

Applying for the Infrastructure Planning Grant? The deadline is on July 31, 2015! The Infrastructure Planing Grant Program supports local governments in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. 

30 Jun, 2015 First Nations to develop community energy plans

Managing energy consumption and developing strategies for future clean energy projects - that’s the focus of four new community energy plans to be developed by the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council.

29 Jun, 2015 Caring for the Air – Emotive Campaign Offers a Unique Perspective on the Electric Vehicle Experience

The Emotive campaign aims to raise awareness of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in BC by focusing on personal experience of driving and owning an EV.

26 Jun, 2015 Youth Sustainability Garden to be Built in Fort Nelson

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is building a Youth Sustainability Garden in Fort Nelson. The garden will act as an education centre to teach children registered in the summer fun program about gardening, food security, water conservation, and composting.

19 Jun, 2015 PIBC awards Gold to CRD for Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan Implementation Project!

CRD Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan wins Planning Institute top award!

18 Jun, 2015 Banff launches the first municipal solar feed-in tariff in Canada

Exploring new and innovative approach to supporting renewable energy through local feed-in-tarif program!

15 Jun, 2015 View Royal and Waste Management Debut Clean Air Waste Truck

Congratulations to View Royal on reducing their carbon footprint! The Town now gets its waste managed with a new “clean air” truck, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The environmental benefits include nearly zero air particulate and 23% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

14 Jun, 2015 New Success Story: Nanaimo Harvests Energy from Drinking Water Support System

The City of Nanaimo implements a unique water energy harvesting system to offset GHG emissions.

12 Jun, 2015 Environmental Protection and the Built Environment - Develop with Care 2014

Develop With Care 2014 Webinar - Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia.

Helene Roberge, Unit Head, Clean Communities, Ministry of Environment
Margaret Henigman, Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

09 Jun, 2015 Nanaimo's Project Receives Award of Excellence: Reservoir Number One Energy Recovery Recognized by ACEC-BC

At the Nanaimo Council meeting of June 1st, Carl Miller of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC presented the Mayor and Council with an Award of Engineering Excellence in the Energy & Industry Category.

03 Jun, 2015 CEA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Climate & Energy Action Awards

Applications are due by 5:00 PMMonday, July 20thApply here

01 Jun, 2015 Acting on Climate Change: Solutions by Canadian Scholars

A scholarly consensus on science-based, viable solutions for greenhouse gas reduction.

28 May, 2015 New Program Targets Renewal of Community Facilities
The federal government has issued a call for applications to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The new fund, managed by Western Diversification, will deliver $46.2 million over two years to communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for the rehabilitation of existing community facilities. Eligible recipients include local governments and First Nations. The closing date for applications is June 17th, 1:00 pm PST.
24 May, 2015 Bike To Work Week Starts Monday

Find out more here

Registration for spring Bike to Work Week is now open, local organizer HUB Cycling is once again expecting record-breaking numbers of participants, teams and trips during the event, which takes place May 25-31.