The Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program, from International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) — Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Canada) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), helps our Town do its part to influence the reduction in Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The program consists of a five-step Milestone Framework to use as a guide as we take action against climate change by reducing emissions in Florenceville-Bristol.

 

As of 2020, we are currently working on Milestone 4:

Milestone 1: Create a Baseline Emissions Inventory and Forecast

It was identified that the Town of Florenceville-Bristol consumed 8,678 GJ of energy, produced 736 tCO2e and spent $325,104 on a corporation level for 2017. On a community side, it was identified that the Town of Florenceville-Bristol consumed 250,609 GJ of energy, produced 21,099 tCO2e and spent $7,500,796 for 2017.  The largest producer of greenhouses gases comes from residential buildings (67%), primarily through heating and water consumption.

 

Milestone 2: Set Emissions Reduction Targets

The Goal for Florenceville-Bristol is to reduce our GHG emission levels by 25% of 2017 level by 2027 and reduce community GHG emissions by 10% of 2017 by 2027.

 

Milestone 3: Develop a Local Action Plan

Click HERE to view the Town of Florenceville-Bristol’s Action Plan.

 

Milestone 4: Implement the Local Action Plan

In 2020, we started on this step.  A list of programs for individuals and corporations are below to help you improve on GHG reduction.

 

Milestone 5: Monitor Progress and Report Results

 

Moving through these five milestones can save our Town money, improve air quality, create jobs, and improve local residents’ health.

Click HERE to learn more about the Partners for Climate Protection program on their website.

There are many programs available to help individuals, businesses and the community have a positive impact on our environment.

Programs for Individuals

NB Power:  Total Home Energy Savings Program

The goal of the Total Home Energy Savings Programs (THESP) is to lower energy bills, increase comfort at home, and help the environment through home improvement.

NB Power: Low-Income Energy Savings Program (LIESP)

The LIESP will assist low-income homeowners in New Brunswick to reduce their energy consumption and energy costs through targeted upgrades free of charge. NB Power selects a contractor and is sponsored by the Government of New Brunswick.

Corporate Programs

 

Green Municipal Fund: Sustainable Affordable Housing

The GMF initiative offers support to local affordable housing providers – including municipal, not-for-profit organizations and housing co-ops – to retrofit existing affordable housing units, or construct energy efficient new builds that emit lower GHG emissions.

Government of NB - Environmental Trust Fund (ETF)

The Environmental Trust Fund provides funding for community projects with major goals relating to the Protection, Restoration, Conservation, Education, Beautification, and/or Sustainable Development of New Brunswick.

 

NB Power: Community Outreach Program

The COP provides Energy Efficiency Kits and training not for profit organizations that work with underserved populations. They provide energy efficiency lights bulbs, water efficient showerheads, faucet aerator, and water heater pipe wraps to low income households to help low income people save money on energy bills and the environment

QUEST: Smart Energy Community

QUEST is a national non-government organization that works to accelerate the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems in Canada by informing, inspiring, and connecting decision-makers.

EDC: Corporate sustainability and responsibility

EDC’s goal is to help Canadian companies become internationally recognized as leaders in sustainability and responsibility, giving them the competitive advantage they need to succeed. EDC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is focused on ensuring our operations protect the environment and people, conducting our business with the highest level of integrity, building a supportive and inclusive workplace, and contributing to the communities where we live and work.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

SDTC provides funding to promising clean technology development and demonstration projects (i.e., when the technology itself is beyond proof-of-concept but is still pre-commercial). The technology must demonstrate the potential for GHG emissions reductions, reductions in water consumption, and/or the reduction of water, soil or air contamination.

Programs for Communities

 

Government of NB: Environmental Trust Fund (ETF)

The Environmental Trust Fund provides funding for community projects with major goals relating to the Protection, Restoration, Conservation, Education, Beautification, and/or Sustainable Development of New Brunswick.

Partners for Climate Protection (PCP)

PCP helps communities act on climate change by reducing emissions in their municipality. Reducing emissions can save money, improve air quality, create jobs, and improve the overall health of residents.

Click HERE for the complete catalog of programs available.

 

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