The BC Government, in partnership with the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, developed the Climate Action Charter in 2007 with the goal of encouraging British Columbia and municipalities to work cooperatively to take action on climate change.
Squamish signed the Climate Action Charter in December 2008.
The District of Squamish has been measuring and reporting on the District’s emissions since 2010. By doing so the District has achieved Green Communities Level 2: Measurement, but has not yet achieved carbon neutrality.
The District of Squamish is taking steps to achieve carbon-neutrality through the growth of its own local, low-carbon economy through the development of a Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM).
Stay tuned for further information on how local businesses and organizations can get involved as details are finalized.
Read the Report to Council - November 22, 2016 Committee of the Whole
Squamish to pioneer local carbon offset program (CBC Vancouver, February 2, 2016)
Carbon marketplace on its way to Squamish (Squamish Chief, January 26, 2016)
Cowichan Energy Alternatives (CEA) was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization focused on providing energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories and planning services, renewable energy feasibility studies and implementation, and leading community carbon offsetting initiatives through Community Carbon Marketplace (CCM). Funds generated through CEA's GHG inventory and other revenue-generating sustainability services go to support educational initiatives and a growing list of alternative energy projects and carbon offsetting services that truly demonstrate leadership by example.
February 23, 2017
District of Squamish aims to combat ‘build first ask permission later’ mentality with new surcharge
Initiating work in Squamish without a permit now comes with a costly consequence.
February 17, 2017
Squamish Murals Project aims to bring colour and creativity to public spaces
Public spaces throughout Squamish will soon be transformed into permanent works of art thanks to a new public art project...