Apply now! Nominate Your Community for a 2022 Climate & Energy Action Award
Is your community increasing the use of public transit, active transportation, or electric vehicles? Are you fostering energy-efficient new buildings and neighbourhoods? Are you advancing climate resilience and adaptation initiatives? Receive recognition for your community's work by applying for a Climate & Energy Action Award.
The call for nominations is now open! Download the nomination form below, and follow the listed steps. The deadline has been extended to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022.
Why should you nominate your community for a Climate & Energy Action Award? By applying, you can showcase your community’s commitment and leadership in confronting climate change. Just by applying, CEA will provide you with some communications materials to help celebrate your community nomination.
Each winner will also benefit from the following:
- Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the 2022 UBCM convention
- Their project or program featured in an article in the December edition of Municipal World
- A press release for distribution and other communications materials to tell your community’s story
- A presentation to your community’s Council or Board
- Complimentary one-year membership at CEA
The awards categories are:
- Community Planning & Development
- Corporate Operations
- Climate Adaptation.
The Award program accepts applications from any municipality, regional district, or Indigenous community in British Columbia. The submission must represent a plan, policy, program, or project, with an emphasis on implementation. The Awards Judging Panel will assess applications based on the following:
- Demonstrated community leadership
- Energy or emissions impact
- Best practices and innovation
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Celebrating Climate Work at the Local Level
The Climate & Energy Action Awards showcase climate action in communities across British Columbia. CEA runs this program because:
- We all need a space to celebrate the progress local governments and Indigenous communities are making in creating low carbon, resilient communities
- Big or small, urban or rural, north and south, we want to recognize all communities that are bringing innovative solutions to the table
- Recognizing where we've been allows us to look forward and embrace the decade of climate action.
- Showcasing programs and projects with high impact solutions means that other communities can learn and replicate work that's already proven successful
Our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation
CEA is honoured to celebrate with communities. We recognize that the projects and initiatives take place on the traditional territories of Indigenous communities across British Columbia. CEA is committed to the principles of Truth and Reconciliation. As an organization, we support the Calls to Action released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and recognize the importance of the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples as articulated in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Learn more here.
Last year's winners: 2021 Climate & Energy Action Award Winners
Community Energy Association, BC Hydro, FortisBC, the Province of BC, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and the Union of BC Municipalities are pleased to present the winners for the 2021 Climate & Energy Action Awards.
Community Planning & Development
This is the biggest category because the actions involved have the biggest impact community-wide. Winners of this category will take home the prestigious Climate & Energy Action Award Trophy. Projects and programs in this category include widespread planning and implementation of GHG-reducing solutions.
City of Richmond, District Energy Implementation Program, 2021
District of Saanich, 2020 Climate Plan: 100% Renewable & Resilient Saanich, 2020
City of Richmond, EV Ready Leadership, 2019
City of Victoria, All Ages & Abilities Bicycle Network, 2018
The Corporate Operations category profiles local governments that know how to “walk the walk” and are demonstrated leaders when it comes to implementing in their own work.
District of Summerland, Low Carbon & Renewable Energy Project Implementation, 2021
City of Powell River, Climate Action in a Small Coastal Town, 2020
Village of Granisle, Biomass Energy System, 2019
District of Hudson’s Hope, Solar Initiative, 2018
Climate Adaptation was added as a category in 2019, as an important way to recognize communities who are pushing the envelope in this growing field.
District of North Vancouver and the North Shore Partners, North Shore Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Adaptive Management Strategy, 2021
Cowichan Valley Regional District, Climate Risk Assessment Framework for Infrastructure, 2020
City of Surrey, Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy, 2019
Previous Winners & Nominees