Introducing the Game-Changer Grant - a CEA initiative to support communities in BC, AB and YT advance game-changing climate policies/regulations, programs, or infrastructure.
Game-Changer Grant Recipients
Squamish & Whistler
Welcome to the District of Squamish and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. The two local governments will be collaborating, with support from CEA staff, to address the emissions associated with the materials used in buildings. The manufacture, transportation, and installation of these materials are considered "embodied" and account for about one-quarter of the emissions associated with buildings in BC, but they aren't reported or measured in municipalities.
On September 21, 2021, the Squamish and Whistler Councils approved a project to work on the embodied carbon associated with local buildings and apply their findings to an Embodied Carbon Guide for all BC municipalities. CEA is helping by providing hundreds of hours of staff expertise to the project, through the CEA Game-Changer Program.
Read the full press release here, and we look forward to posting more as we begin to design the project with staff.
The City of Rossland
Welcome to the City of Rossland who, with support from CEA staff, will be developing a Home Energy Leadership Program (HELP). HELP will develop an incentive program by initially empowering 100 homeowners with personal energy use data. The goal is to use local data and context to create tangible reductions in household emissions.
Read the full press release here, and we look forward to posting more as we begin to design the project with City staff and officials.
The City of Kamloops
Welcome to the City of Kamloops! Kamloops will be initiating a network of local owners/managers of commercial, light-industrial, and multi-unit residential buildings with a goal of increasing the energy efficiency of the buildings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’re proud to support Kamloops on this project!
Read the full press release here, and we look forward to collaborating with City staff on this important step forward to reduce emissions from larger buildings.
The City of Powell River
About 70% of Powell River’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation and the City wants to see more of its residents walking, cycling and taking public transit instead of driving personal vehicles. We’re happy to help them implement that vision. Together, we’ll be developing public engagement programs, securing additional funding, and updating related policies, plans, and regulations.
Read the full press release here, and we look forward to collaborating with City staff on this exciting project.
About the Game-Changer Program
donation of professional services
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grant for climate action innovation
About the Game-Changer Program
It’s going to take game-changing innovation to meet local 2030 emissions reduction targets. CEA is ready to change the game.
As a non-profit consultant, we are committed to transforming all proceeds from our work into advancing solutions for community climate action. And now is the time for us to support ambitious communities to implement game-changing climate action innovations. That's why we have developed the CEA Game-Changer Grant. This grant allows us to invest what we’ve saved over the last decade to fund cutting edge actions that utilities, Province, FCM, and others are not set up to fund.
This is the decade of climate action - a critical time to accelerate implementation of proven solutions while testing actions that push the boundaries of local government climate action to create deep emissions reductions.
To learn more about the Game-Changer Grant and how to submit an Expression of Interest, read the full details here. We encourage local governments and First Nations communities to respond. We understand that the timing associated with this offer won’t work for everyone. CEA is also exploring how we can provide longer-term relationship-based support in the future. Read the full details here.
For more information, register for the upcoming Game-Changer Webinar on May 4, 2021 at 10:00 am Pacific / 11:00 am Mountain. During the webinar, there will be a Q&A session for details on the grant and EOI submission.
The Game-Changer Grant is just one "Decade of Climate Action" pathway. We are ready to support local governments every step of the way by offering three pathways of community climate action implementation support. This allows us to take current needs and local context into account, ensuring all communities can implement proven solutions for significant emissions reductions and ultimately meet 2030 targets. The 3 pathways are:
Which pathway is right for you?
Local governments can choose to participate in just one pathway, or maybe have capacity and motivation to apply to all three! Stay tuned for more details about Peer Networks and Big Moves Implementation, or sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.