The City of Vancouver won in the Community Planning and Development category for the Greenest City Action Plan. The Plan’s ambitious goals are already being implemented thanks to staff commitment from all departments and the leadership of Mayor Robertson and Council.
The City of Dawson Creek won in the Corporate Operations category for its Internal Carbon Fund of $100/tonne to support emissions reduction projects.
“The City of Colwood won the Public Sector Collaboration category for the Solar Colwood Initiative. A unique collaboration between the City, Royal Roads University and BC Hydro, Solar Colwood is targeting energy retrofits of 1,000 homes in the community.
“The awards draw attention to the diverse challenges of achieving energy sustainability – and to the creativity and tenacity of those who are aiming to overcome them,” said Dan Rogers Chair, Community Energy Association and Mayor of the City of Prince George.
Honourable Mentions were awarded to:
· Village of Burns Lake for a bioenergy retrofit of the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena.
· City of Coquitlam for its holistic approach to reducing emissions from City buildings.
· The Carbon Neutral Kootenays project, a regional collaboration between Kootenay local governments and the Columbia Basin Trust.