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Date Summary
19 Sep, 2008 S14_Council

The City of Williams Lake’s Council stands proudly in front of the City’s new hybrid / City of Williams Lake.

19 Sep, 2008 G15_kelowna_water_efficiency

The City of Kelowna made water conservation a priority and developed educational resources including water efficiency guidelines / City of Kelowna

19 Sep, 2008 G15_aeration_blowers

300 HP air blowers for a wastewater treatment plant / Mixing Systems Inc.

19 Sep, 2008 PR10_Recycled_park_bench

Products made from recycled plastic include park benches / Enviro Curb.

19 Sep, 2008 PR09_UBCcomposter

UBC's in-vessel system composts campus organics including food waste / University of BC.

19 Sep, 2008 PR09_windrowcomposting

Open windrow composting / American Bio Tech.

18 Sep, 2008 Official Community Plan (OCP)
18 Sep, 2008 Community Climate Change Agenda

Taking action on climate change can strengthen an integrated sustainability agenda that advances fundamental economic, social and environmental priorities in the community. The OCP creates an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across every sector of activity.

Land Use | Transportation | Buildings | Infrastructure | Government Operations

18 Sep, 2008 Blueprint for a Healthy Community

The Local Government Act authorizes the development of Official Community Plans (OCPs) in BC (Sections 875-879). An official community plan is a local government bylaw that provides objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management within the area covered by the plan. OCPs are significant because, after their adoption, all bylaws and works undertaken by a Council or Board must be consistent with the plan.

18 Sep, 2008 S06_GHG_Comparison

Lonsdale Energy Corporation.

18 Sep, 2008 S06_energygraph

Lonsdale Energy Corporation

18 Sep, 2008 S06_dh_diagram

Lonsdale Enerfy Corporation.

18 Sep, 2008 PR22_Toronto_bikes

The City of Toronto is creating opportunities for City employees to move away from automobiles with a pool of City bicycles. / City of Toronto, 2008

18 Sep, 2008 S04_Decal

This decal reminds drivers to turn off their engine and avoid idling / Township of Langley, 2007.

18 Sep, 2008 S04_JohnMcQueen

John McQueen, Equipment Maintenance Manager for the Township of Langley, is one of the leaders of the Township of Langley’s GHG reduction activities / Township of Langley, 2007.

18 Sep, 2008 S05_Funding

Funding announcement / City of Dawson Creek.

18 Sep, 2008 S05_WindMonitor

Wind monitor / City of Dawson Creek.

18 Sep, 2008 S05_SolarStreetLight

Solar panel traffic lights / City of Dawson Creek.

17 Sep, 2008 Density Bonusing
17 Sep, 2008 Getting More from Density Bonusing

Land Use

Local governments can allow density bonuses in strategic areas to encourage compact communities. This in turn will help achieve densities that can support transit, commercial centres and more protected green space.

Density bonuses are often used in infill and brownfield redevelopment as an incentive for developers to convert underused lands into vibrant neighbourhoods.


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