Vernon Climate Action Plan
In 2020, CEA collaborated with All One Sky Foundation and FlipSide Sustainability, to support the City of Vernon to create their Climate Action Plan.
In 2020 CEA collaborated with All One Sky Foundation and FlipSide Sustainability, to support the City of Vernon to create their Climate Action Plan. This is currently undergoing additional public engagement prior to likely adoption in 2021.
It's one of the first Plans in B.C. to combine mitigation and adaptation actions, taking the opportunity to integrate these into feasible low-carbon resilience strategies. The Plan is unique in its final design, in that it is written for the public, and specifically identifies the responsibilities of individuals and businesses and other community partners to successfully implement the Plan.
The Plan asks every person and every organization in Vernon to play their part by committing to at least one action per year.
Mid-Island EV Network
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.
The partnership developed between Mid-Island communities demonstrates collaborative leadership on addressing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation while supporting economic development and enhancing tourism opportunities.
The initiative is proudly supported by funding partners who share the clean transportation vision: The Province of BC, the participating communities and the Government of Canada.
This region-wide EV initiative is a unique opportunity to build an effective network and represents a major infrastructure investment in Central Vancouver Island. Furthermore, it will substantively:
- Increase tourism by electric vehicle drivers to the region
- Address the gap of Level 2 EVSE in the region
- Facilitate the transition to low-emission vehicle ownership locally
- Support market transformation of vehicle purchases
- Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
Mid-Island EV Charging Network RFP
A request for proposals to participate in the implementation phase of the project is available for download below.
UPDATED: Closing Date & Time - January 27, 2022, 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time
Need more info?
Please contact Danielle Wiess, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing the Loop
Local governments making infrastructure plans that recover energy and resources from waste can use this resource to access a multitude of information including technology, case studies and funding support. This guide was compiled by CEA with the generous support of the Province of B.C. - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and our team is grateful to the project advisory committee who guided the direction of the project and provided helpful review and suggestions.
“Closing the Loop” is a guide about capturing value from local government infrastructure by recovering energy and other resources from waste.
This guide builds from past work related to “Integrated Resource Recovery” (IRR), including:
- Resources from Waste: Integrated Resource Management Study (2008)
- Resources from Waste: A Guide to Integrated Resource Recovery (IRR) (2009)
- Integrated Resource Recovery Inventory (2010)
In the ten years since the original study, many local governments have demonstrated that IRR technologies can use solid and liquid waste to create energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, and recover nutrients, while saving money and potentially generating revenue.
“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.
There are 4 main sections in the resource:
*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.