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Date Summary
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 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”. 


16 Nov, 2015 Seeking nominees for the 2016 Founders’ Award in Bioenergy Excellence

If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the bioenergy industry and deserves to be recognized as such, submit your nomination to International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition by Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. PST! The Founders’ Award in Bioenergy Excellence will be presented at the 7th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition to acknowledge and celebrate achievement as a champion of the bioenergy sector.

14 Nov, 2015 Whistler to Launch District Energy System Efficiency Study

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will be conducting a study this winter to look at energy efficiency in the District Energy System (DES) in Cheakamus Crossing.