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.
March 10, 2017
Over to you: New Open Data portal puts District of Squamish data in the hands of the public
The District of Squamish has made it easier to view, map, chart and share the District’s currently published data thanks...
March 10, 2017
District of Squamish Technology Transformation Program gains momentum
District of Squamish technology systems are getting a major upgrade as part of the Technology Transformation Program (TTP), a multi-year...