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29 Apr, 2022 Climate Action Toolkit: April 2022 Newsletter

Climate Action Solutions for BC Communities

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28 Apr, 2022 BC First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan Released on Earth Day
(Xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – April 22, 2022). The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is pleased to announce the release of the BC First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan (the Strategy), timed to celebrate and honour Earth Day. 
 
22 Apr, 2022 City Adopts 10 Year Mobility Strategy
The City has a new 10-year vision and guide for mobility decisions in the community, after Council’s endorsement of the Mobility Strategy last night.
 
Built around a vision of creating streets that work for everyone, no matter what mode of travel, the Mobility Strategy sets out actions that aim to make streets safer, more comfortable, prosperous and vibrant with easier access to sustainable mobility choices.
 
14 Apr, 2022 Innovative atlas puts Indigenous knowledge on the map — literally — to help tackle climate crisis
 
Project shares cross-Canada climate data and lessons from Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities
 
11 Apr, 2022 Saanich launches Oil to Heat Pump Financing Program
Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is now offering up to $12,000 of interest-free financing to help you upgrade your existing oil furnace or boiler to an efficient electric heat pump.
 
29 Mar, 2022 Delivering clean air and a strong economy for Canadians
Canadians have been clear about what they want: clean air and good jobs, a healthy environment, and a strong economy. Today, the Government of Canada delivered a plan that outlines the next steps to continue delivering on those priorities for everyone.
 
23 Mar, 2022 New Westminster, Metro Vancouver Collaborate on Sapperton District Energy System
Plans for the Sapperton District Energy System are heating up thanks to a new green collaboration between the City of New Westminster and Metro Vancouver Regional District.
 
17 Mar, 2022 Canada and FCM announce support for net zero energy ready affordable housing in Rossland, B.C.
Everyone in Canada deserves a safe, affordable, and sustainable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are investing in communities to provide sustainable and affordable housing for residents.
 
10 Mar, 2022 City makes refinements to ground-breaking cup by-law
Council voted today in favour of changes to the City’s recently introduced by-law that requires businesses to charge a minimum $0.25 fee on single-use cups. Council approved staff recommendations to address some of the early challenges with the by-law encountered by some businesses, stakeholders, and residents since it came into effect on January 1, 2022. 
04 Mar, 2022 Circular Economy Roadmap work aims to eliminate waste and promote continual use of resources within Squamish’s economic system
District of Squamish begins circular economy work with a project focused on local textiles sector   
 
24 Feb, 2022 Budget 2022 Boosts Funding for Local Climate Action
Climate action was a dominant theme in the Government of British Columbia’s 2022 budget,  revealed yesterday, and one of the initiatives signifies a major shift in how Government will be funding climate action by local governments.
 
24 Feb, 2022 Golden’s Town Council commits to renewable energy plan
On February 15, Town Council made a unanimous decision to engage and commit to the 100% Renewable Kootenays Energy Plan initiative. The Town of Golden now joins 11 other communities in the Kootenay region committing to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
 
16 Feb, 2022 Climate Action Toolkit: February 2022 Newsletter

 

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02 Feb, 2022 Canada faces important choices to confront mounting disaster risks in a changing climate: New report
January 13, 2022 – Ottawa, ON
 
As the human and economic costs of climate disasters continue to mount, Canada faces a 
02 Feb, 2022 TransLink commits to net zero emissions

Battery-Electric Bus with charging station at Marpole Loop

27 Jan, 2022 CleanBC Communities Fund hosting information webinars and accepting applications
As part of a commitment to a cleaner B.C., the governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced a combined investment of $134 million to the CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF).
 
20 Jan, 2022 E-Scooter Pilot to Launch in City
City of North Vancouver residents will soon be permitted to legally use electric kick-scooters – or e-scooters – as part of a pilot project intended to eventually encompass the North Shore.
 
20 Jan, 2022 With 20 new EV charging stations, powering up in Saanich just got easier
Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is opening 20 new level 2 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to make it easier for Saanich residents to drive EVs in the community and ensure access to charging on the go.
 
The 20 new stations are located at the following eight municipal sites, including four brand new locations at Saanich parks:
  • Saanich Commonwealth Place – 6 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
12 Jan, 2022 Funding helps promote electric vehicle uptake in B.C.
Community groups and local governments throughout the province can receive funding through the Community Outreach Incentive Program (COIP) to educate and encourage people to switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
 
17 Dec, 2021 District achieves active landfill gas collection system
New system aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through capture and flare system of landfill methane gas. 
 

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