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01 Sep, 2015 How Road Diets Work

Watch How Road Diets Work - a short video tour of four different street redesigns by planner Jeff Speck.

27 Aug, 2015 Renewables Global Status Report delivers good news on emissions

The latest edition of the annual Renewables Global Status Report, launched at the Vienna Energy Forum, emphasizes the increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency as a key contributor to this occurrence, observed for the first time in four decades. 

26 Aug, 2015 Nominations Open for Energy Efficiency Working Group

Great opportunity for communities interested in nominating their candidates for the Energy Efficiency Working Group! 

25 Aug, 2015 Climate survey closed but still time for public comment (until Sept 14)

VICTORIA – Almost 6,000 British Columbians have shared their climate change views with government by taking the Climate Leadership Plan survey – the first in a series of public consultations to help develop the Province’s new climate plan.

20 Aug, 2015 Nominate Your Climate Action Story for a Healthy Communities Short Video

BC Healthy Communities is inviting BC communities to submit their Story for a Healthy Communities Short Video. This is a great opportunity to showcase health benefits that result from your climate action efforts. Story nominations due: September 11, 2015.

18 Aug, 2015 Nominations open for QUEST Community Energy Builder Awards

Nominations for the QUEST Community Energy Builder Awards are open until October 1, 2015.

07 Aug, 2015 BC's Largest Solar Project Begins Operation in Kimberley

The City of Kimberley's solar project, SunMine is now commercially operational.  This is B.C.’s first grid-connected solar facility, as well as being Canada’s largest project to use solar trackers.

06 Aug, 2015 Outcomes from the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum

Outcome materials from the Global Learning Forum are now available for anyone interested in advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency. Please read, watch, listen, and share these materials.

28 Jul, 2015 Become a GTI Pilot Community to accelerate your Community Energy Plan implementation!

Get involved! GTI is seeking three pilot communities to apply the leading practices for building and maintaining support, leadership and funding to accelerate the implementation of Community Energy Plans (CEPs).

22 Jul, 2015 Webinar recordings: How GMF can help fund your sustainable initiatives

The live recordings of FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF) funding webinars are now available online.

20 Jul, 2015 Join the Discussion: B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan and call for public consultation

The province is inviting feedback on Climate Leadership Plan discussion paper from July 17th to August 17th at 4pm. Share your ideas and priorities for this next phase of climate action

15 Jul, 2015 WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics 2015

WBA launches Global Bioenergy Statistics 2015

13 Jul, 2015 Climate & Energy Action Award application deadline is 12:00 noon, Monday, July 27

Time is running out! Apply for a 2015 Climate & Energy Action Award before 12:00 noon, Monday, July 27.

13 Jul, 2015 PCIC Science Brief: Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) periodically releases Science Brief, reports on recent climate science literature, relevant to stakeholders in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada.

09 Jul, 2015 B.C. celebrates five consecutive carbon neutral years

British Columbia has achieved carbon neutrality across its provincial public sector for the fifth consecutive year, as confirmed in the Carbon Neutral Government Year in Review 2014 report.

06 Jul, 2015 Infrastructure Planning Grant Program Deadline: July 31, 2015

Applying for the Infrastructure Planning Grant? The deadline is on July 31, 2015! The Infrastructure Planing Grant Program supports local governments in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure. 

02 Jul, 2015 Registration for UBCM's 2015 Convention is now open!

 Registration is now open for the 2015 Convention.

30 Jun, 2015 First Nations to develop community energy plans

Managing energy consumption and developing strategies for future clean energy projects - that’s the focus of four new community energy plans to be developed by the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council.

29 Jun, 2015 Caring for the Air – Emotive Campaign Offers a Unique Perspective on the Electric Vehicle Experience

The Emotive campaign aims to raise awareness of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in BC by focusing on personal experience of driving and owning an EV.

26 Jun, 2015 Youth Sustainability Garden to be Built in Fort Nelson

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is building a Youth Sustainability Garden in Fort Nelson. The garden will act as an education centre to teach children registered in the summer fun program about gardening, food security, water conservation, and composting.

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