Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Fostering sustainable communities
Status Indicators for Most Recently Reported Results: On Target | Caution | Below Plan | No Information
General Services & Fleet
In an effort to be more environmentally conscience and reduce the County's carbon emissions, when appropriate, existing fleet vehicles will be replaced with alternative fuel vehicles. The goal is to have 25% of the total vehicle fleet comprised of alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.
Permitting & Inspections
Implementing electronic plan review and eliminating paper plan submissions is the first step of this department to help reduce deforestation and pollution by reducing paper consumption. In addition to this important environmental benefit it will also provide: financial savings, free up office space now used for storage, instant access to plans, better paper trail for auditing and record retention, improvement of departmental collaboration, protection of documents, and better compatibility with remote working.
The data compiled about recycling activities are from the BC Solid Waste (local governments programs); municipalities & private sector data (commercial, industrial, private owned transfer station) are not included for lack of reliable data. The recycling rate is calculated by dividing the total waste tons processed through BCSW and the total tons recycled. The recycled items included are scrap tires, yardwaste, whitegoods and scrap metal, residential/commercial cardboard, concrete/brick; mixed paper, plastic, glass, aluminum cans, TV’s, electronics and household hazardous waste.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the active landfill are calculated annually using EPA's greenhouse gas emissions tool. Utilizing the landfill "gas to energy system" reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The reported values reflect the amount of CO2 equivalent emissions.
Increased renewable access and installations will reduce our community's impact on climate change and offset utilty rate increases in the long term. Reported values reflect the count of weatherizations perfomed throughout the community.
The County is committed to installing and encouraging development of renewable energy sources for its internal operations wherever feasible. The incorporation of these resources will ultimately lead to a significant reduction in our carbon emissions, improve resiliency, and reduce the operations costs for our facilities