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What Can you Do?

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You can help clear the air! Here are some of the ways.

Individuals

  • Drive less. Consider using sustainable transportation options such as carpooling, transit, cycling or walking whenever possible. If you need to drive, combine errands to reduce the number of trips (& time) you take. Go idle-free. Don’t idle for more than 10 seconds (except in traffic), and reinforce your commitment by making an idle-free pledge.
  • Avoid drive-thrus. Rather than waiting in line idling, park and go inside.
  • Consider low-emission vehicles. Could an electric, hybrid or other clean energy vehicle work for your family? The City of Kamloops has free, public Electric Vehicle charging stations.
  • Burn wood more cleanly. Put an insert in your fireplace and cure your firewood properly. Follow BC Lung’s Burn Smart Tips. If you're replacing your old wood stove, look for a CSA/EPA-certified clean-burning option, or an efficient gas, propane or electric alternative.
  • Avoid open burning. Compost organic materials at home or take them to the City's compost facilities. If you do open burn, obey all applicable bylaws (p.14-19) and conditions of permits.
  • Manage home heating. Put on a sweater instead of turning up the heat; install a programmable thermostat; keep the heat down when you are away; increase energy efficiency by replacing older windows.

Businesses and Institutions

  • Manage your fleet. Encourage and monitor idle-free operations among the drivers in your fleet.
  • Consider low-emission vehicles. Consider whether electric, hybrid or other clean energy vehicles could work for your business or institution.
  • Carefully choose winter traction material. Consider the impact of dust created from winter traction material, and whether alternates can be used.
  • Incentivize sustainable transportation options. Make it easier for your employees to take transit, carpool, bike or walk to work, as well as for travel during the work day.
  • Improve energy efficiency. Save on energy costs while reducing emissions related to operating buildings. Here are tips.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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