Climate Action

Do you have ideas for moving our community towards renewable energy and low greenhouse gas emission (GHG) levels? We need your input as we take action on climate change.

Like other cities and municipalities, we are focused on our two largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions: transportation and building energy efficiency.

Do you have ideas for moving our community towards renewable energy and low greenhouse gas emission (GHG) levels? We need your input as we take action on climate change.

Like other cities and municipalities, we are focused on our two largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions: transportation and building energy efficiency.

  • What's on the books for 2019!

    4 months ago

    We are very excited to be adding our first Climate Action Specialist to our team this spring. The posting is open until Feb 28 and can be viewed here: https://www.centralsaanich.ca/our-community/news/were-hiring-climate-action-specialist

    This is a big year for us; we are working on a number of projects focused on developing a culture of sustainability in the community:

    · A net-zero solar power demonstration project at Fire Hall #1.

    · Replacing our light duty fleet of vehicles with electric.

    · Bringing MODO Car Share to Central Saanich.

    · Implementing Step Code for improving building energy efficiency.

    · Installing more public electric vehicle chargers...

    We are very excited to be adding our first Climate Action Specialist to our team this spring. The posting is open until Feb 28 and can be viewed here: https://www.centralsaanich.ca/our-community/news/were-hiring-climate-action-specialist

    This is a big year for us; we are working on a number of projects focused on developing a culture of sustainability in the community:

    · A net-zero solar power demonstration project at Fire Hall #1.

    · Replacing our light duty fleet of vehicles with electric.

    · Bringing MODO Car Share to Central Saanich.

    · Implementing Step Code for improving building energy efficiency.

    · Installing more public electric vehicle chargers (dependent on grant support).

    · Developing a model deep energy retrofit and emissions reductions strategy with a group of other local governments on Vancouver Island.

    · Participating in the CRD's Regional Electric Vehicle/Electric Bike Charging Infrastructure Strategy, which will see a network of charging stations throughout the region.

    We may be small community but we are committed to becoming a leader in climate action both locally and regionally. We will be posting updates on these projects throughout the year, so please check in periodically or subscribe for updates!
  • Council adopts Climate Leadership Plan

    12 months ago

    We are pleased to inform you Central Saanich Council has adopted the Climate Leadership Plan, at their meeting on June 18, 2018. We thank you for your interest and ideas and hope you will continue to engage with us as we roll out new initiatives and seek your input in the future.

    We are pleased to inform you Central Saanich Council has adopted the Climate Leadership Plan, at their meeting on June 18, 2018. We thank you for your interest and ideas and hope you will continue to engage with us as we roll out new initiatives and seek your input in the future.

  • Draft Climate Leadership Plan is Available for Review

    about 1 year ago

    We are happy to share the draft Climate Leadership Plan, a community-wide plan that sets targets and outlines key action areas we, as a community, can act on.

    We would like to thank you for your involvement as we sought ideas for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ideas received so far are included in the draft plan, and you are welcome to continue to offer feedback and ideas. The draft plan will be presented to Committee of the Whole on Monday, June 11, 2018.

    Goals

    The draft plan renews Central Saanich’s commitment to substantially reduce GHG emissions in...

    We are happy to share the draft Climate Leadership Plan, a community-wide plan that sets targets and outlines key action areas we, as a community, can act on.

    We would like to thank you for your involvement as we sought ideas for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ideas received so far are included in the draft plan, and you are welcome to continue to offer feedback and ideas. The draft plan will be presented to Committee of the Whole on Monday, June 11, 2018.

    Goals

    The draft plan renews Central Saanich’s commitment to substantially reduce GHG emissions in community-scale and municipal operations with three ambitious targets.

    • Goal 1: 80% less community-scale GHG emissions by 2050, relative to 2007
    • Goal 2: 100% renewable energy community-wide by 2050
    • Goal 3: 90% less GHG emissions from municipal operations by 2050, relative to 2007.

    Action Areas

    This draft plan outlines action in five areas within the realm of responsibility and influence of the District:

    1. Transportation
    2. Buildings
    3. Solid Waste
    4. Municipal Operations
    5. Adaptation to Climate Change

    In addition, the draft plan highlights the importance of preparing the District and community members for changes to our climate; this includes preparing our infrastructure, social and economic systems and natural systems to handle these changes.

    To meet the goals, the District will require the support from senior governments, community members, industry and other partners.

  • It's time to update our Energy Plan

    about 1 year ago

    The District is reflecting on progress and refreshing our former energy plan into a Climate Leadership Plan to guide climate action planning, programs and activities in the community for the next 10 years based on goals for 2050.

    We are setting goals to educe energy and greenhouse gas emissions and create a community that is vibrant, responsible, sustainable, and resilient in the face of climate change, and we want to hear from you!


    The District is reflecting on progress and refreshing our former energy plan into a Climate Leadership Plan to guide climate action planning, programs and activities in the community for the next 10 years based on goals for 2050.

    We are setting goals to educe energy and greenhouse gas emissions and create a community that is vibrant, responsible, sustainable, and resilient in the face of climate change, and we want to hear from you!