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19 May, 2015 New LED Streetlight Replacement Program Underway In Cranbrook
CRANBROOK - Work is now underway to upgrade 357 streetlights in the City of Cranbrook to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures as part of Phase 1 of its streetlight replacement program. Over the next month, fixtures located on standalone metal poles, primarily along main corridors within municipal boundaries, are being replaced through this project.
18 May, 2015 City of North Vancouvers Library Gets Gold for Being Green

City of North Vancouver library granted major green building award.

15 May, 2015 B.C. names Climate Leadership Team: for 2016 Climate Leadership Plan
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark today introduced the team providing government with expert advice and recommendations as British Columbia begins developing a new climate action plan that will build on its climate successes.
14 May, 2015 e-news
13 May, 2015 Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery

Understanding asset management will help governments take climate action in government infrastructure and help understand and manage risk. Climate change is a significant risk to many of the critical services delivered by local governments.  

13 May, 2015 Asset Management: A Framework for British Columbia

The asset management framework provides a high-level, systematic approach that supports local governments in moving toward service, asset and financial sustainability through an asset management process. 

11 May, 2015 Updates to Carbon Neutral Profject Profiles

The Green Communities Committee (GCC) Option 1 Project Profiles, including the emissions reductions calculators, have been updated to fall in line with the Global Warming Potentials (GWP) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report.

30 Apr, 2015 UBCM Meets With National Energy Board

On April 24, UBCM met with the National Energy Board (NEB) to discuss local government concerns regarding pipeline safety, environmental protection, and NEB related infrastructure.

30 Apr, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program Deadline Is May 4

Reminder - This coming Monday, May 4th is the deadline for B.C. local governments and First Nations to respond to the Ministry of Energy and Mines' Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

23 Apr, 2015 Clean Energy Vehicle Rebates Are Back!

As of April 1, 2015, rebates of up to $5,000 will be available for the purchase or lease of new battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and up to $6,000 for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

23 Apr, 2015 $6.5 Million Supports Greener B.C. Communities

Communities throughout B.C. received more than $6.5 million with the latest round of grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

21 Apr, 2015 Becoming Carbon Neutral - Organic Waste Profile Updated

Update to Carbon Neutral profile

16 Apr, 2015 B.C. Challenges The World As Work Begins On Climate Action Plan 2.0

Building on British Columbia’s climate success in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris this December, Premier Christy Clark today announced the Province is challenging other jurisdictions to match or exceed the world-leading standard B.C. has set for climate action.

16 Apr, 2015 Seeking Canada’s best in sustainable community initiatives

Has your community undertaken a sustainability plan, program, or project that merits national recognition? Let FCM shine a light on your success and inspire more great projects in other municipalities.

13 Apr, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) - Request for Expressions of Interest
The Ministry of Energy and Mines, on behalf of its provincial partners, has posted this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP).
08 Apr, 2015 Greening Shorelines to Enhance Climate Resilience

This report explores use of soft shore armouring approaches as an alternative to, or adaptation of, hard armouring of the shoreline, within the context of climate change, sea level rise practices and guidelines and flood protection.

07 Apr, 2015 Getting Ready for Climate Change: Webinar Series


The Tools for Local Governments Adapting to Climate Change Webinar series features the following two videos:

01 Apr, 2015 New incentive to make clean energy vehicles more affordable

To make clean energy vehicles more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Province will offer incentives of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced today.

30 Mar, 2015 Cycling Infrastructure Funding Gets a Boost
VICTORIA – As part of B.C. on the Move, the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year transportation plan, the ministry is committing $6 million in BikeBC funding this year to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for B.C. families.
25 Mar, 2015 Community-scale Energy and GHG Modelling

City of North Vancouver development patterns modelled for 2107 scenario, CNV's 100 year vision.Community-scale energy and emissions modelling (CEEM) is a tool that allows local government