Colwood Council and City staff are committed to both reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to minimize the impacts of a changing climate, while also adapting our community to be more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Colwood is recognized by the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee as a Climate Action Community.
We want to encourage our community to work together to promote low carbon businesses and lifestyles in order to have the greatest impact and see faster progress in our efforts towards climate action. The City of Colwood has taken strong action through programs like Solar Colwood and Wastewater Recovery planning and is committed to working with community partners to reduce our community-wide greenhouse gas emission by 2020, while also moving towards carbon neutral municipal operations.
Climate Action Revenue Incentive (CARIP) Final Public Report for 2015
As a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, Colwood has been making efforts to reduce community wide and corporate greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral in its corporate operations. The City is required under the Province's Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) to develop and make publicly available an annual CARIP Public Report.
Key initiatives include:
- transportation improvements that encourage active transportation, such as new crosswalks, bicycle lanes, trail connections and bicycle parking
- promoting awareness and uptake of clean energy solutions through the Solar Colwood program
- purchasing practices that consider impact on carbon footprint
- energy efficiency improvements at City Hall and Colwood Fire Department
Read the full report: