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Smart planning, with compact communities, energy-efficient buildings and more clean transportation alternatives is the way of the future. Across British Columbia, communities are going green.
Residential and commercial buildings produce about 12 per cent of B.C.’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
The new B.C. Green Building Code requirements will increase energy and water efficiency.
LiveSmart BC Green Cities Awards
An important part of making our communities greener and healthier places to live is the recognition of those innovative local governments that are making a difference, designing sustainable and vibrant communities that encourage physical activity, energy conservation and produce environmental benefits.
The LiveSmart BC Green Cities Awards profiled these leading-edge communities, and provided them with the funds to invest further in initiatives that make their environment even greener and healthier for their citizens.
Up to $500,000 annually over five years - a total program value of $2.5 million - has been provided to eight local government categories.
The LocalMotion program provides local governments funding assistance for projects that make communities greener, healthier and more active and accessible places in which to live.
Towns for Tomorrow
Towns for Tomorrow provides funding for smaller communities to pursue projects that enhance the quality of life for residents, including projects that reduce emissions, encourage physical activity, and improve the environment.
Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program
The Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program is a cost-shared program where the Government of British Columbia partners with local governments to build new transportation cycling infrastructure and promote cycling to work, school, or errands as a means of reducing traffic congestion and green house gas emissions.