District of Saanich, BC

Canada Mayor: Fred Haynes
Summary
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    Population 109752
  • km 2
    Area 103.44
  • CAD
    GDP 0
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    Targets by N/A N/A
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Actions
EV Pooled Fleet - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Saanich pooled fleet vehicles with the first 4 vehicles switched to EVs. The EVs are used 85% of the time in the pooled fleet.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Community Carbon Calculator and Fund Project - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Carbon calculator provides residents with tool to determine carbon footprint and donate to a carbon offsetting alternative. Local residents have donated to the
Saanich Community Carbon Fund to
support climate action school curriculum
projects. Two local middle schools,
Lansdowne and Arbutus Global, joined in
WildBC’s year long program, Science In
Action, with a focus on climate change
and sustainable action projects. Student
learning was supported through teacher
training and curriculum resources. Fund can also now be used to help plant trees in Saanich.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Transport
(Pending for 2016) Assess the Feasibility of 100% RE in Municipal Buildings by 2025 - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
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Fleet Centre Heating Improvements - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Improvements to building and heating system.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Carbon Champions Program - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

Program's goal is too engage residents to take action and provide the tools they need to do so.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Transport
  • Waste
E3 Fleet Program Initiatives - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

A combination of right-sizing vehicles, integrated hybrid and electric vehicles and behaviour change.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Community Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Installed 12 EV stations in key locations throughout the community to support the adoption of electric vehicles, including way-finding signage. Uptake will be evaluated April 1, 2014

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Sectors:
  • Transport
Saanich Climate Action Plan - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Plan provides complete approach to mitigation of GHG emissions in municipal operations and for the community.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Transport
  • Waste
(Pending for 2016) Installation of low carbon boiler system at Gordon Head Recreation Centre - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
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TapbyTap Showerhead Exchange Program - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: Completed

Free low-flow showerheads were provided to residents to reduce hot water consumption. Project was piloted in Saanich and is now used Province wide. Significant water savings were also achieved.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
Electric Ice Resurfacer - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Replaced propane system.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Solar Hot Water System at Gordon Head Recreaction Centre - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Provided hot water to recreation centre showers.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Saanich Community Sustainability Grants - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Grants to support community developed and implemented GHG reductions. Community based action is hard to quantify.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
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Saanich Carbon Fund - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Our most significant initiative, the Carbon Fund is a leading edge alternative to purchasing carbon offsets. In this model, carbon accounting is completely integrated into our budgeting process and departments are responsible for their own footprint and contribute to the Fund each year based on their emissions. They can then access this fund for GHG reducing projects. Our community has decided to use these funds to invest in the carbon resiliency of our municipality instead of sending the money to offsetting projects.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Transport
Heating Oil Removal in Operations - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Removing high carbon intensity heating oil systems from smaller buildings. Another 50 tonnes will be removed by the end of 2015..

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Greener Garbage - New Kitchen Scraps (Compost) Collection Service - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Waste
Sustainable Saanich Official Community Plan - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

The Municipality updates the Official Community Plan approximately every 10 years. However, the 2008 version is unique because of its extensive commitment to sustainability and climate action. The plan includes specific objectives and policies regarding planning and land use management through a sustainability lens. Specifically, the Plan encourages a focus on increasing density in "centres and villages" in response to earlier residential housing sprawl. The plan also provides a range of other commitments related to climate changes (GHG targets) and the natural environment. Attachment not working, document can be found here: http://www.saanich.ca/living/community/ocp/ocp_adopted_jul808_amended_aug1715.pdf

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
Saanich Adaptation Plan - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Plan provides complete approach to climate change adaptation in municipal operations and for the community.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
Sea Level Rise Mapping and Policy Options - District of Saanich, BC
  • Start year:
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

A two-phase sea level rise project was completed which included 1) mapping of potentially impacted areas using various scenarios and 2) a review of policy options for the municipality to consider to address pending sea level rise impacts.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The District of Saanich, BC has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2010, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from District of Saanich, BC
GHG inventory in 2010
Government operations inventory

The District of Saanich, BC has reported 8 government operational inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2014, the Transport is identified as key emission source.

GHG emission from District of Saanich, BC
GHG inventory in 2014

Mayor Fred Haynes
District of Saanich, BC, Canada

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Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Earth Hour City Challenge

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