Larry’s journey with electric vehicles began with driving a plug-in hybrid, then a 100% electric car, onto researching about charging infrastructure for condo buildings, and now to educating other drivers who want to go electric.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Saturday, September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.
This is an opportunity for people to come together for connection, reflection and learning about Canada’s residential school system and its harmful impacts. It is a time to honour both the Survivors of residential schools and the children who never made it home, and to support their families and Indigenous communities.
We have pulled together some of the online and community events on and around September 30.
Please take a look and share with family, friends and colleagues!
Salmon-Safe Certification of Hue
Congratulations to Marcon for achieving Salmon-Safe BC certification of its new condominium development “Hue” in Port Moody! The site borders School House Creek, home to both salmon and trout, so protection and conservation of the local ecosystem is important to everyone in the community. Learn more.
FBC's Annual Highlights
Check out FBC's work in the 2022-2023 Annual Highlights report!
Down to You Podcast
Get ready for the FBC Youth Program's DOWN TO YOU podcast, coming this fall. Youth from throughout BC will talk about their work to reduce their climate footprint and share inspiring ideas for a net-zero future.
Do you have a compelling story to share? Contact the FBC Youth team through the new Down to You podcast site!
Learn more about this and other projects on the Youth Program page.
Learning Grants for Energy Efficiency. Apply Now!
The First Nations Home EnergySave (FNHES) Learning Grant Program is an FBC initiative to help build the capacity of Indigenous in advancing energy efficiency through training and skills development. Grant applications for the Summer and Fall Semesters are being accepted now through September 30. Learn more!
Energy Efficiency Policies in Three Communities
Here's a look at the experiences in three BC First Nations communities — Musqueam, Laxgalts'ap Village and Tsawwassen — to develop and implement energy efficiency policies. Learn about the approaches each community is taking to create efficiency, lower utility costs and improve health, and safety of people’s homes and other amenities.
Floodplain Mapping Projects
The Province of BC is seeking to create high-quality floodplain maps for BC communities that are exposed to riverine, lakeshore and/or coastal flood hazards. The new floodplain mapping initiative is managed by FBC on behalf of the Province and at the direction of project committees.
Kwadacha Solar Energy
Kwadacha Nation has advanced clean energy for their remote community — 500+ km north of Prince George — with a new solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of Aatse Davie School. The system now produces clean energy to directly power the school, which cuts fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and saves money. Other important benefits: this clean energy transition reduces air pollution and noise pollution from diesel power generation.
The Fraser Basin Council welcomes charitable donations at any time through Canada Helps — via our Canada Helps Donation Page.
Thanks to all donors who are supporting FBC in our sustainability projects.