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24 Apr, 2019 Saanich develops agriculture and food security plan to ensure a sustainable future for the community

For the District of Saanich, food security starts in the community’s backyard. The District’s new Agriculture and Food Security Plan (the Plan) sets a long-term vision to support a thriving, accessible, and environmentally responsible food system. The Plan outlines strategies and sets a policy framework to help Saanich protect and support farmland and to provide a vibrant agricultural legacy to future generations. Read on...
16 Apr, 2019 Guide: Engaging students to increase public transit ridership

Learn how to set up a student bus pass program through a city-school partnership

09 Apr, 2019 BC Active Transportation Summit - Call for Presentations (deadline approaching soon)

The BC Cycling Coalition is excited to be presenting the first annual BC Active Transportation Summit on June 17th & 18th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

03 Apr, 2019 See the Heat program encourages Kamloops residents to borrow thermal imaging camera from local library to asses heat loss from homes

The See the Heat program is a partnership between the City of Kamloops, the Thompson Nicola Regional Library System and FortisBC which provides residents of Kamloops and the Regional District the opportunity to borrow a thermal imaging camera which attaches to a smart phone to conduct a simple audit of their house to build understanding of heat loss from windows, doors, light switches, and through thermal bridging. 

02 Apr, 2019 New Report: Canada’s Changing Climate

Just released, Canada’s Changing Climate Report provides the first in-depth, stand-alone assessment of how and why Canada’s climate has changed, and what changes are projected for the future. 

27 Mar, 2019 City of Penticton Partners with Apartment Building to Improve Recycling Program

A local multifamily building and the City of Penticton are taking steps together to reduce common contaminants from entering the recycling stream through the installation of educational signage. 

20 Mar, 2019 Call for EOI from Local Government Representatives to Join Energy Step Code Council

UBCM is calling for expressions of interest from local government representatives who wish to sit on the BC Energy Step Code Council. The Council is a multi-stakeholder advisory body supporting the implementation of the BC Energy Step Code and the market transition to net-zero energy ready buildings.

20 Mar, 2019 Federal Budget: Gas Tax Fund Doubled for a Year

Government of Canada doubled Gas Tax Fund in the Year 2019 budget. Local governments in British Columbia will see an immediate benefit from a top up transfer of $2.2 billion to the Federal Gas Tax Fund for the coming year. 

19 Mar, 2019 2018 Asset Management Planning Program

The Asset Management Planning Program assists local governments in delivering sustainable services by extending and deepening asset management practices within their organizations. Matching grants of up to $15,000.00 are available under the 2018 Asset Management Planning Program to support activities that advance a local government’s asset management planning or practices, and that facilitate better integration of asset management planning with long term financial planning.

11 Mar, 2019 Climate Change Adaptation Wizard - Canadian Pilot
PSD is seeking municipalities interested in participating in a pilot initiative, rolling out the UKCIP climate change adaptation wizard in Canada. 
10 Mar, 2019 CEA Support in Applying for CleanBC Communities Fund Grant
The Community Energy Association is available to provide free support to local governments and indigenous communities who wish to apply for a CCF grant, particularly for the completion of the preliminary GHG mitigation calculation and assessment. In support of the Province of BC’s new CleanBC Plan, the provincial government announced the CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF). The CCF funds public infrastructure projects in BC communities that achieve one of four outcomes: increase capacity to manage renewable energy, increase access to clean energy transportation, increase energy efficiency of buildings, or increase the generation of clean energy.
10 Mar, 2019 Partnership Between the Township of Langley and FortisBC Saves Energy and Money

A partnership between the Township of Langley and FortisBC is not only saving on energy consumption – it’s saving money.

10 Mar, 2019 North Okanagan Regional District to Explore Regulating Single Use Plastics

The Regional District of North Okanagan will look at implementing a regional regulation bylaw that would explore options for single-use plastics. The five electoral areas and the six member municipalities in the region will be consulted before the adoption of the bylaw. The direction was given to staff by the Board of Directors at the February 28, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting.

04 Mar, 2019 2019 BC Energy Step Code survey

The 2019 BC Energy Step Code Survey has just been released. Deadline for completion is March 22, 2019.

01 Mar, 2019 BC Government is currently looking for input on Active Transportation

Over the next two months, the public is invited to participate in the online discussion forum below about active transportation. In addition to the online discussion, there will be conversations with local planners, Indigenous communities and a formal stakeholder submission process. All feedback received will result in a final approach that will be made publicly available.

25 Feb, 2019 Making The Case For Building To Zero Carbon

CaGBC’s “Making The Case For Building To Zero Carbon” report demonstrates definitively that Zero Carbon Buildings offer meaningful greenhouse gas reductions and positive financial returns. 

20 Feb, 2019 The Province of BC announced the 2019 budget

The Province's 2019 budget supports the CleanBC plan. Budget 2019 builds directly on the work started in Budget 2018 to deliver better services for people, make life more affordable, and put B.C. on a more sustainable path.

19 Feb, 2019 Beyond the Horizon: Sustainable Land Use in British Columbia - the second report in REFBC's land use series

REFBC has recently released Beyond the Horizon: Sustainable Land Use in British Columbia, the second report in their land use series.

18 Feb, 2019 Join the CleanBC conversation for a cleaner, brighter future

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, invites British Columbians to a conversation in a series of telephone town halls about the Province’s comprehensive plan to create a cleaner, stronger and more prosperous B.C.

11 Feb, 2019 Vancouver lays out a strategy and a plan of action for its transition to 100% renewable energy
In 2015, The City of Vancouver became the first city in North America to set a comprehensive renewable energy target which commits the City to get 100% of the energy used in Vancouver from renewable sources before 2050 and reduce carbon pollution by at least 80% below 2007 levels before 2050. To guide this transition, the City has adopted a strategy and action plan to identify the actions that will make it possible: Renewable City Strategy and Renewable City Action Plan. Read on...


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