Parksville recognized again for carbon neutrality

City implements variety of energy-saving programs

For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Parksville has successfully achieved its goal of corporate carbon neutrality for the 2018 reporting year.

As a Climate Action Charter signatory, Parksville was also awarded Level 4 recognition, “Achievement of Carbon Neutrality” for 2018.

Recognition is provided on an annual basis to local governments who demonstrate progress on their Climate Action Charter commitments by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities Green Communities Committee.

The committee was established under the Climate Action Charter to support local governments in achieving climate goals.

There are many ways Parksville achieved this recognition in 2018.

The city approved recommendations in the Community Park Master Plan and the Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, continued the LED street light replacement program, converted lights on the outside of the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre to LED and turned the standard heat setting in the building down two degrees to conserve energy.

The city also installed additional bike racks in city parks, completed the multi-use Jensen Greenway corridor, constructed the Eagleview trail and the planting of approximately 1,600 trees and plants in city parks.

As well, the city continues to offer low flush toilet rebate and rain barrel rebate programs. Through the Regional District of Nanaimo, the city is a partner in the diversion of food waste in the regional waste collection program and is a partner in the drinking water and watershed protection program.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

Just Posted

Handmade for Hope proposal at Orca Place denied by council

Motion carried to allow use of the former temporary shelter space as exercise room instead

Ballenas Whalers advance to junior varsity Subway Bowl title game

Parksville squad will play for provincial high school football crown

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop a close game in Parksville

Spruce Kings come back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3

Language showcase at Qualicum Beach Museum

2019 is the year of Indigenous languages

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

Canucks erupt with 5 power-play goals in win over Nashville

Vancouver ends three-game slide with 6-3 triumph over Predators

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

Vancouver Island hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Security guard at Kamloops music festival gets three years for sexually assaulting concertgoer

Shawn Christopher Gray walked the woman home after she became seperated from her friends, court heard

Most Read