Lake Country has been awarded Level 2 recognition by the joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee for its achievements in reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions for the 2015 reporting year.
Lake Country signed the Climate Action Charter in 2007 making a commitment to work with the Province and UBCM to take action on climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community and corporate operations. Lake Country demonstrated progress on fulfilling the commitments in the Charter. The Level 2 award recognizes the District’s completion of a corporate carbon inventory and familiarity with the Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI).
The Green Communities Committee supports local governments in achieving their climate goals under the Climate Action Charter and recognizes local governments who demonstrate progress on their Climate Action Charter commitments.
By reducing or offsetting municipal carbon emissions, Lake Country intends to provide an example of how municipal carbon neutrality can become a reality, and by doing the right thing can also position themselves for continued senior government grants. “Our plan has allowed us to inventory all aspects of the municipal operation over time, identify cost saving areas and historic trends, as well as focus on those facilities needing the most attention,” says Mayor James Baker.