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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.

24 Jun, 2015 PCP 2015 National Measures Report – Survey

FCM member municipalities are invited to participate in the National Measures Report report survey! The report seeks to capture the status and direction of municipal actions in order to provide a snapshot of the types of projects, both current and anticipated, that members are taking.

19 Jun, 2015 PIBC awards Gold to CRD for Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan Implementation Project!

CRD Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan wins Planning Institute top award!

18 Jun, 2015 Banff launches the first municipal solar feed-in tariff in Canada

Exploring new and innovative approach to supporting renewable energy through local feed-in-tarif program!

15 Jun, 2015 View Royal and Waste Management Debut Clean Air Waste Truck

Congratulations to View Royal on reducing their carbon footprint! The Town now gets its waste managed with a new “clean air” truck, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The environmental benefits include nearly zero air particulate and 23% fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

14 Jun, 2015 New Success Story: Nanaimo Harvests Energy from Drinking Water Support System

The City of Nanaimo implements a unique water energy harvesting system to offset GHG emissions.

12 Jun, 2015 Environmental Protection and the Built Environment - Develop with Care 2014

Develop With Care 2014 Webinar - Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia.

Presenters:
Helene Roberge, Unit Head, Clean Communities, Ministry of Environment
Margaret Henigman, Ecosystem Biologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

09 Jun, 2015 Nanaimo's Project Receives Award of Excellence: Reservoir Number One Energy Recovery Recognized by ACEC-BC

At the Nanaimo Council meeting of June 1st, Carl Miller of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC presented the Mayor and Council with an Award of Engineering Excellence in the Energy & Industry Category.

03 Jun, 2015 CEA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Climate & Energy Action Awards

Applications are due by 5:00 PMMonday, July 20thApply here

01 Jun, 2015 Acting on Climate Change: Solutions by Canadian Scholars

A scholarly consensus on science-based, viable solutions for greenhouse gas reduction.

28 May, 2015 New Program Targets Renewal of Community Facilities
The federal government has issued a call for applications to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The new fund, managed by Western Diversification, will deliver $46.2 million over two years to communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for the rehabilitation of existing community facilities. Eligible recipients include local governments and First Nations. The closing date for applications is June 17th, 1:00 pm PST.
 
24 May, 2015 Bike To Work Week Starts Monday

Find out more here

Registration for spring Bike to Work Week is now open, local organizer HUB Cycling is once again expecting record-breaking numbers of participants, teams and trips during the event, which takes place May 25-31.

21 May, 2015 B.C. signs on to new Global Climate Leadership Pact
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement Tuesday:
 
“As a recognized world leader on climate action, British Columbia is pleased to join an ambitious new international action to tackle climate change - the “Under 2 MOU.”
 
19 May, 2015 New LED Streetlight Replacement Program Underway In Cranbrook
CRANBROOK - Work is now underway to upgrade 357 streetlights in the City of Cranbrook to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures as part of Phase 1 of its streetlight replacement program. Over the next month, fixtures located on standalone metal poles, primarily along main corridors within municipal boundaries, are being replaced through this project.
 
18 May, 2015 City of North Vancouvers Library Gets Gold for Being Green

City of North Vancouver library granted major green building award.

15 May, 2015 B.C. names Climate Leadership Team: for 2016 Climate Leadership Plan
VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark today introduced the team providing government with expert advice and recommendations as British Columbia begins developing a new climate action plan that will build on its climate successes.
 
14 May, 2015 e-news
13 May, 2015 Asset Management for Sustainable Service Delivery

Understanding asset management will help governments take climate action in government infrastructure and help understand and manage risk. Climate change is a significant risk to many of the critical services delivered by local governments.  

13 May, 2015 Asset Management: A Framework for British Columbia

The asset management framework provides a high-level, systematic approach that supports local governments in moving toward service, asset and financial sustainability through an asset management process. 

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