Project Partners: BC Hydro, Regional District of East Kootenay, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Employment Services
This guide was compiled by CEA with the generous support of the Province of B.C. - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The foundation of much of the content in the Tools and Technologies section is from the original Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) Guide, Resources from Waste (2009), authored by Stephen Salter and the Province of B.C. In compiling this resource, CEA worked with an advisory committee who guided the direction of the project and we are grateful for their time and expertise while reviewing and providing suggestions.
The guide was transformed into an online resource to make it more accessible to local governments making infrastructure plans that recover energy and resources from waste. Using Closing the Loop, local governments can access a multitude of information including technology, case studies and funding support. “Closing the Loop” places IRR into a broader approach we are calling “regenerative infrastructure”. The approach, and its name, is inspired by the concept of regenerative design, which mimics nature’s processes. In nature, there is no waste, as all resources cycle through closed loop systems and serve a purpose.
Project Partners: City of Edmonton, MD of Greenview, Town of Drayton Valley, Town of Edson, Town of Hinton, Town of Rocky Mountain House, Town of Whitecourt, City of Grande Prairie
EVenture northwest AB is a community-driven, collaborative program seeking to build a Level 3 (DC Fast Charger) EV charging network across west/central Alberta. It is a multi-year initiative supported by...
Project Partners: Regional District of Nanaimo, City of Nanaimo, Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, City of Campbell River, Town of Tofino, District of Ucluelet
The Mid Island EV Network is a community-driven, collaborative program building a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging network across Central Vancouver Island, BC. It is a multi-year initiative including nine Owners, the Province of BC and the Government of Canada. The project, facilitated by the Community Energy Association, will create a Level 2 EVSE charging station network that enhances existing connectivity across Mid-island.
Location: South West Ontario-County of Wellington, County of Perth, County of Dufferin, Bruce County, City of Guelph, City of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Huron County, Grey County and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Project Partners: County of Wellington, County of Perth, County of Dufferin, Bruce County, City of Guelph, City of St. Marys, City of Stratford, Huron County, Grey County and Nuclear Innovation Institute.
Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership has grown considerably in Ontario, along with opportunities for rural communities to benefit from EV tourism. The partnership of County of Wellington, County of Dufferin, County...
Project Partners: BC Hydro, Real Estate Foundation of BC
The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) is composed of leading Mayors and Councillors from across BC representing communities - big and small, north and south, east and west - who are committed to climate action.
Since September 2010, BCMCLC members have come together to volunteer to assist locally elected officials to move climate action forward.
BCMCLC is facilitated by the Community Energy Association who provide staff support and content expertise to create resources, coach members and organize events like the Climate Leaders Institute.
Project Partners: Bc Hydro, FortisBC, Real Estate Foundatin of BC (REFBC)
The Climate Leaders Institute is a two-day workshop expressly designed to help British Columbia mayors, councillors, and regional district directors confidently lead or support bold climate action in their communities.
CLI moves beyond a traditional conference setting so participants gain the tools they need to translate their inspiration and political capital into real world, community-specific climate solutions. This is achieved through a combination of small break out groups along with presentations designed and delivered by colleagues, leading professionals and inspirational speakers.