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Climate Action

What's New?

FUNDING AVAILABLE through the Climate Action Pilot Project

Do you have an idea that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Summerland? The Summerland Climate Action Committee invites you to submit an application for funding for a pilot project to put your idea into action. Apply by March 31, 2014.

Climate Action Pilot Project Brochure

Climate Action Pilot Project Application Form

Annual Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Report

Click here to view the annual (2013) CARIP report for Summerland

Click here to view the annual (2012) CARIP report for Summerland.

Click here to view the presentation slides for the 2012 CARIP report.

Climate Action Committee

The District of Summerland formed a Climate Action Committee in 2012 with the first meeting on April 18, 2012. The purpose of the Climate Action Committee is to initiate climate action, implement corporate and community climate action Plans, and provide advice on climate change and environmental considerations as requested by Council.

The Committee is currently seeking new members. For more information please contact Municipal Hall. All meetings are open to the public. 

Click here to view the TERMS OF REFERENCE for the Climate Action Committee.


Background

The Province of BC enacted new Provincial legislation to address climate change.

  1. Bill 27 (2008), Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes

  2. Bill 44: GHG Reduction Targets Act (2007)
    Province-wide reduction of GHG emissions 3% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2007 levels by 2050.

  3. BC Climate Action Charter

  • Carbon Neutral District operations by 2012

  • Measuring and reporting GHG emissions

  • Creating complete, compact, more energy efficient rural and urban communities

What were the Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Summerland in 2007?

  • 77,365 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)

  • 54.6% On-road transportation, 26.4% Buildings, 19.0% Solid Waste

See the NEW Provincial Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Report

 

What did the District of Summerland set out to do?
See the Terms of Reference for the Climate Action Project.

 

The District of Summerland Created two plans:

  1. Summerland's Corporate Energy & Emissions Assessment

  2. Summerland�s Climate Action Plan


Project Update

Summerland's Community Climate Action Plan

  • Summerland's Community Climate Action Plan went to Council on May 9, 2011 to amend the OCP and to accept the Plan.
  • To read the Community Climate Action Plan, click the link below.

Summerland's Community Climate Action Plan

Open House III - DRAFT Summerland Community Climate Action Plan- March 9, 2011

The Open House at Municipal Hall was attended by approximately 24 people. Julie McGuire was available to answer questions. There were presentation boards with details of the Community Climate Action Plan and a presentation. A questionnaire was available for people to fill out. To read the DRAFT Community Climate Action Plan, click the first link below.

Summerland's Community Climate Action Plan - DRAFT

 Storey Boards - Open House March 9, 2011

Presentation - Open House March 9, 2011

Changes to the Official Community Plan

Council directed staff to bring forward a bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan  to address climate change.  The bylaw went for final reading and was passed on September 13, 2010.

To view the OCP amendment to address climate change, click here.

Open House II - Proposed Changes to the OCP - July 15, 2010

The Open House at the Area Banquet Room was attended by approximately 25 people. Julie McGuire and Ian McIntosh were available to answer questions. There were presentation boards with details of the proposed changes to the Official Community Plan to address climate change. A questionnaire was available for people to fill out.

Presentation Boards for the July 15, 2010 Open House

Climate Action Advisory Group

A Group of stakeholders have been assembled from a range of sectors within the community of Summerland to discuss and review ideas for Summerland's Climate Action Plan. Volunteers signed up at both open houses and we had more than enough names to choose from. If you signed up to be a member of the Advisory Group and have not heard back, I'm sorry, all positions have been filled. Thank-you to everyone who volunteered.

Open House I - Project Introduction - May 6, 2010

The Open House at the Area Banquet Room was attended by approximately 28 people. Julie McGuire, Anna Milner, and Ian McIntosh were available to answer questions. There were presentation boards with details of the project and a questionnaire for people to fill out.

Presentation Boards for the May 6, 2010 Open House

Results from Open House Questionnaire


Join the Climate Action Mailint List

If you would like to be added to the Climate Action Mailing list, please send an email to the contact below.




For More Information

Contact Ian McIntosh at 250-404-4048 or imcintosh[at]summerland.ca