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05 Feb, 2019 Low Carbon Economy Challenge

The federal government is now accepting applications for the Partnership Stream of the Low Carbon Economy Challenge. The Partnership stream provides $50 million to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster clean growth. 

03 Feb, 2019 Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

Released by the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia in January 2019, the Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP) introduces a valuation methodology that uses readily available financial information from the BC Assessment database.

30 Jan, 2019 Process for New Option 1 Project Ideas

The GCC recognizes that Option 1 projects are an attractive option for local governments to balance their corporate emissions by investing in emission reduction projects in their communities.  The GCC would like to hear from local governments to assist in developing new Option 1 projects.

28 Jan, 2019 Rossland is the 10th City in Canada to Say Yes to 100% Renewable Energy

The City of Rossland passed a resolution that aims to transition the community to 100% Renewable Energy by 2050. This makes Rossland the 10th municipality in Canada, and the fourth in the West Kootenays alongside the Village of Slocan, the City of Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay to be a bold leader.

23 Jan, 2019 New CARIP Option 1 Project Profile: Trenchless Technology Project

The Green Communities Committee (GCC) is pleased to announce the availability of a sixth GCC approved Option 1 project to assist local governments in meeting their climate action goals – the Trenchless Technology Project.

23 Jan, 2019 NEW REPORT: Weathering The Storm - Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities

New report Weathering The Storm - Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities, authored by Dr. Blair Feltmate and Natalia Moudrak at Intact Center on Climate Adaptation. 

08 Jan, 2019 Historical Canadian climate data is now only a few clicks away

Concordia researchers create a new publicly available portal that retrieves weather information from as far back as 1840

19 Dec, 2018 New CleanBC Communities Fund will help communities build cleaner infrastructure

The Province of B.C. and Government of Canada are investing in locally owned green infrastructure projects that help communities use clean energy and become more energy efficient.

Funding will be provided through the new CleanBC Communities Fund, part of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan’s Green Infrastructure Stream (Climate Change Mitigation sub-stream).

19 Dec, 2018 BikeBC funding offers communities chance to improve cycling infrastructure

A call for submissions to the 2019-20 BikeBC program is now open. The program offers communities funding to create new cycling infrastructure, as well as to improve existing infrastructure, to make local transportation safer, greener and more accessible. Applications will be received until Feb. 18, 2019.

19 Dec, 2018 Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices for Professionals – Final Report

ACT releases the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals.

ACT is excited to announce the release of the final report and deliverables for our year-long project exploring low carbon resilience (LCR) best practices for professionals.

10 Dec, 2018 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - November 2018

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

08 Dec, 2018 EfficiencyBC
EfficiencyBC is BC’s new online hub for homeowners and businesses to access information, incentives (rebates) and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes and buildings. The program is provide rebates and performance-based incentives for conversion of gas and oil-fired heating equipment to electric heat pumps, upgrading to highest efficiency gas equipment, and envelope improvements such as increased insulation and high-performance windows and doors.
05 Dec, 2018 CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, build a low-carbon economy

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.

04 Dec, 2018 Electric Vehicle Charging Report

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has released its Phase 1 report on electric vehicle (EV) charging. The scope of the report explores the potential regulatory issues, including the level of regulation necessary in the EV charging service market; rates for EV charging and other matters of concern to the BCUC as the energy regulator.

03 Dec, 2018 Burnaby Beefs Up Efficiency and Carbon Requirements for Larger Buildings

Read the article by the BC Energy Step Code on how the City of Burnaby adopted new energy efficiency performance and greenhouse-gas limits for larger and more complex new buildings—including offices, stores, and multi-unit residential towers like those shown above near Metrotown.

27 Nov, 2018 Resort Municipality of Whistler Partners with Hotels to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to reducing waste, including single use plastic. Now, through a new partnership with the Hotel Association of Whistler, the community is another step closer to achieving its goal of zero waste.

26 Nov, 2018 B.C. to improve social housing, while reducing pollution

The British Columbia government will invest $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to make B.C.’s social housing stock more energy efficient, less polluting and safer, while significantly reducing heating costs for residents.

20 Nov, 2018 Getting started with asset management in your municipality

This guide was created to support communities in the early stages of establishing asset management practices. This step-by-step guide is geared toward those who are just getting started or at Level 1 on the Asset Management Readiness Scale.

20 Nov, 2018 Provincial government puts B.C. on path to 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040

In a move aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change, the provincial government has put British Columbia on a path to require the sale of all new light-duty cars and trucks to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by the year 2040.

19 Nov, 2018 K'omoks First Nation, Courtenay and Project Watershed Make History for Greener Planet

The K'ómoks First Nation, the City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Project Watershed Society are working together with Interfor Corporation, the current owners of the property, to acquire and then restore a former sawmill site to natural habitat. The site has been renamed Kus-kus-sum.


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