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25 Nov, 2019 West Kootenays Leads Country in Commitment to 100% Renewable Energy Transition
Half of the Canadian local governments that have committed to renewable energy are in British Columbia’s West Kootenays.
20 Nov, 2019 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards
15 Nov, 2019 BC Active Transportation Design Guide Fall 2019 Training Workshops
MOTI is excited to be offering training regarding the Design Guide to design professionals across the province and to support applications for the provincial active transportation grant program. The training consists of a one-day workshop that provides a comprehensive overview of the Design Guide using a range of learning tools, including presentations, videos, discussions, and hands on exercises.
13 Nov, 2019 City of New Westminster establishes New Climate Action Budgeting Framework
In March 2019, the City of New Westminster declared a climate emergency. In response to the climate emergency, New Westminster City Council has endorsed a 2020 Climate Action Budgeting Framework for the City’s 2020 budget process, as well as seven bold steps to guide the process with the goal of moving New Westminster towards a zero carbon future by 2050.
08 Nov, 2019 All-electric BC transport economical, thanks to low-cost renewables
If all vehicles in British Columbia were powered by electricity instead of liquid fuels by 2055, BC would need to more than double its electricity generation capacity to meet forecasted energy demand—and the move could prove surprisingly cost-effective. 
06 Nov, 2019 Rooftop Solar Panels Provide Sustainable Solution for Castlegar City Hall
The City of Castlegar is now generating electricity using solar panels on the rooftop of City Hall.
04 Nov, 2019 Infrastructure Planning Grant Program
The infrastructure planning grant program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. The program is open for applications year-round, and has regular processing deadlines. Next deadline: January 15, 2020.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help develop or improve long-term comprehensive plans including, and not limited to:
30 Oct, 2019 Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood and Community Levels
October 27 marks the release of ACT’s latest report: Low Carbon Resilience Interventions: Case Studies at the Building, Neighbourhood, and Community Levels. A compilation of comprehensive LCR interventions and associated case studies, this report gives readers a robust understanding of practical LCR application in communities. 
30 Oct, 2019 CivX 2019: Civil Ideas for Less Civil Times
At this one-day seminar (8:30am – 4:30pm) delegates will hear practical ideas for making our towns and cities more inclusive for our citizens, regardless of age, gender, culture, or socio-economic background. Our exciting line-up of guest speakers includes:
Diane Kalen-Sukra, Author, “Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do about It”.
Tasha Henderson, Director, Women Transforming Communities
30 Oct, 2019 Adaptation Canada 2020 Conference
You’ll join friends and colleagues from across Canada in Vancouver for three intensive days of learning, networking lunches and poster sessions, and an exploration of climate adaptation challenges and solutions in the places we live, work and play.
29 Oct, 2019 Value of Biogas West Conference
Day 1 will begin with a half-day Biogas/RNG Workshop. Join us to discuss government Plans, Strategies and Standards related to biogas/RNG, and what will be required to meet them. In the afternoon attendees have the opportunity to go on a Biogas/RNG Tour to Lush and Village Farms. Day 1 will conclude with a Networking Reception.
22 Oct, 2019 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - October 2019
26 Sep, 2019 2019 Climate Leaders Institute
Three key themes will guide the plenary, peer panel and small break out group discussion sessions:
     • Knowledge Sharing: Hear about high impact actions from across BC and design bold solutions that fit the context of your community
     • Organizational Planning: Discover approaches for embedding climate action across all aspects of municipal decision making to ensure lasting impact
25 Sep, 2019 Structural Flood Mitigation Grant

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities is currently accepting applications for Structural Flood Mitigation. The intention of this funding is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impacts of hazards through construction of structural flood mitigation projects. 

Applications are being accepted until October 25, 2019.

19 Sep, 2019 CARIP Releases Annual Summary Report on Local Government Climate Action

This report illustrates the continued progress by local governments to reduce carbon emissions through highlighting examples of the achievements and experiences of small, medium, and large communities. The 2018 CARIP Summary Report includes:

11 Sep, 2019 Province releases greenhouse gas numbers for 2017

The Province has released the annual inventory of greenhouse gas emissions numbers for 2017.

09 Sep, 2019 City of Courtenay Creates Urban Forest Strategy

The Urban Forest Strategy was created to guide how the city of Courtenay protects and manages trees on public and private land within the Courtenay boundaries. The urban forest includes the collection of trees, vegetation, soil and associated natural processes across the city’s landscape.

The goals of the Urban Forest Strategy are to:

03 Sep, 2019 UBCM Strikes Climate Action Committee

UBCM has struck a Special Committee on Climate Action to generate new ideas, explore opportunities and barriers to local government action, and identify avenues for further partnership work in mitigating, and adapting to, the effects of climate change.    The new committee is comprised of elected officials and senior staff from l

27 Aug, 2019 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - August 2019
21 Aug, 2019 British Columbia Releases Active Transportation Design Guide

The British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide is a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across the province. The primary audience for the Design Guide is design professionals in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and architecture fields.


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