PROGRAM LEAD, NORTHERN INTERIOR
We're hiring in our Prince George office! Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Program Lead, Northern Interior will assist in the effective management, coordination, implementation and administration of Fraser Basin Council programs and operations within the Northern Interior region.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE ADVISOR
Bring your talent, energy and experience to this unique opportunity. The Fraser Basin Council is seeking an EV Advisor to join the Climate Change and Air Quality team and to support electric vehicle initiatives under the Plug In BC program.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and will help different audiences understand the barriers, benefits and options for deploying charging stations, with a focus on workplace and residential charging applications.
Could you or someone you know be the right fit for these roles? We hope so! Take a look.
Our Strategic Plan
The 2021-2026 Strategic Plan will guide the Fraser Basin Council in our work over the next five years. As we approach the close of our first 25 years of service, the plan also helps us keep an eye on the horizon to prepare for the next 25 years — which will bring sustainability challenges and opportunities.
We look forward to continuing our work with communities in the Fraser Basin and throughout BC.
Energy Efficiency Day
October 6 is Energy Efficiency Day! Hats off to communities that are advancing energy efficiency – including First Nations in remote areas that are transitioning away from diesel and towards energy-efficient housing. The First Nations Home EnergySave 12-part podcast series has tips for community housing managers and individuals on maximizing home comfort and efficiency.
Missed the original broadcast? Today’s the day to check it out!
Northern BC Solid Waste Forum
The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA), in partnership with the Fraser Basin Council, will host the first-ever Northern BC Solid Waste Management Forum on October 12 and 13, 2021 to address waste management issues, challenges and potential solutions specific to northern and rural communities.
The virtual forum will bring together waste managers, policymakers, industry professionals, and local government staff and elected officials from north-central BC communities. It's an opportunity to identify key barriers and explore possible solutions to solid waste reduction, disposal, diversion and recycling issues across the region.
Rosemary Cooper of the Share Reuse Repair Initiative and BCIT’s School of Business will deliver the keynote address on how communities can adopt a circular economy model to shape the future of waste management and encourage business innovation.
To learn more and register, visit the Forum website.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Thanks to all who took time to come together on September 30 to reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, to honour the lost children and the Survivors of these schools, and to show support for their families and communities, both in grief and in healing. At FBC we acknowledge that Indigenous peoples have suffered deep and lasting injustices in Canada, and we are committed to doing our part to learn about and face these realities, to understand the need for truth-telling and time for healing, and to support meaningful paths to reconciliation.
New Flood Report to Support Strategic Planning
Check out the wrap-up summary + reports for the initiative Investigations in Support of Flood Strategy Development in British Columbia. FBC oversaw this initiative to gain and share a better understanding of challenges and opportunities in flood management in BC. The summary points to the value of enhanced funding, capacity and governance for flood management, including to support foundational information tools, flood management planning, emergency response planning, and implementation of flood mitigation measures.
Youth Sustainability Leaders - Join Us!
Calling all youth aged 16-30 with a passion for climate action, sustainability, and community! Are you proud of where you live and have ideas on how to improve your community? Are you interested in connecting with and learning from other youth living in other regions of BC?
Join our Co-Creating a Sustainable BC initiative!
Share your ideas; deepen your knowledge on climate action, impacts, and solutions; build your networks with sustainability professionals; and collaborate on projects that address community challenges. Applications are now OPEN on our FBC youth website.
2021 Renewable Energy for Remote Communities
Take a look at the exciting clean energy projects ahead at Kwadacha First Nation, Hesquiaht First Nation and Lhoosk'uz Dené First Nation with support from provincial Renewable Energy for Remote Communities program.
As part of CleanBC, the Province of British Columbia’s Renewable Energy for Remote Communities (RERC) Program aims to reduce reliance on diesel by funding the capital costs of renewable electricity projects. The program is designed to complement other initiatives that assist remote communities as they undertake energy planning, increase energy efficiency, and decarbonize their energy systems.
The RERC Program is a key part of the CleanBC Remote Community Energy Strategy (RCES). The Strategy targets the largest diesel generating stations in BC and aims to reduce province-wide diesel consumption for generating electricity in remote communities by 80% by 2030.
New Study on Creating Salmon-Safe Cities
Read about nature-based opportunities in urban and suburban spaces! The Salmon-Safe BC team and the Pacific Water Research Centre invite you to read “Creating Safe Cities for Salmon: Exploring How Government Policy Aligns with the Salmon-Safe Urban Standards” – by researcher Andrea McDonald.
This new research flags opportunities for local governments and developers to advance salmon-friendly development practices and demonstrate environmental leadership. Read highlights and find a link to the full report on the Salmon-Safe BC site.