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Need Help?  You can get free target-setting guidance by contacting the Smart Planning for Communities Sustainability Facilitators.


Vancouver is on target: Find out how they reduced community-wide GHG emissions to 1990 levels.


Send us your GHG reduction Success Story or Tool and your community will be entered to win an Idle-Free sign. 

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FCM Sustainable Communities Conference Materials Available online.

Saanich Solar Hot Water Checklist

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Getting on Target

Just a reminder that all BC communities are required to put targets, policies and actions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in their Official Community Plans by May 31, 2010. More information here...

Setting targets is a key step in reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions and an important element of a community’s climate action planning process.

Find out what other communities are doing to set targets:

Taking Action It is estimated that local governments have control or influence over close to half of the total community-wide greenhouse gas emissions in the Province. Find out more on how to take action to reduce community-wide emissions and how to make a Quick Start.

Local leadership is important in reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions. Find out why.

Low-carbon Learning

Building Capacity in B.C. Communities is a series of free web-based seminars hosted by the Ministry of Community and Rural Development (MCD).

The sessions will provide access to expert advice and a virtual venue to share knowledge and best practices about issues and opportunities in B.C. communities.

Topics include:

Check the MCD website each month for more sessions on topics relevant to the needs of both urban and rural communities in B.C.

Preview the upcoming events listed on the homepage about ways to take climate action in your community.

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