[Whistler] The Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presented awards recognizing the leadership of BC local governments and public sector organizations at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention. “These award-winning actions on waste reduction, active transportation, renewable energy, and more demonstrate creativity and innovation at the community level.
Local government has consistently demonstrated true leadership year after year, and this will be crucial to help us reach our new climate targets,” said Minister Heyman.
The City of Victoria won a CEA award in the Community Planning and Development category for the All Ages & Abilities Bicycle Network.
The District of Hudson’s Hope won in the Corporate Operations category for its Solar Initiative.
The Capital Regional District won a Climate & Energy Action Award in the Public Sector Collaboration category for its Zero Emissions Fleet Initiative.
Honourable Mentions were awarded to the City of Nelson for the Nelson Community Solar Garden (Community Development Category) and the City of Surrey for both the Surrey Biofuel Facility (Corporate Category) and Integrated Sustainability Education Program (Collaboration Category).
The Community Energy Association organizes the Climate and Energy Action Awards annually in partnership with the Province of BC, Union of BC Municipalities, BC Hydro, FortisBC, and Real Estate Foundation of BC.
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For summaries of all ten CEA award applications, please view this document.