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.
2023 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to Christy Juteau and Judy Wu, recipients of the 2023 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health.
Xeni Gwet’in Community Electrification
Xeni Gwet'in, a community in the remote Nemiah Valley, relies on a micro-grid system that is powered by a hybrid diesel generator set, 250 kW photovoltaic solar array and 1 MW a lithium-ion battery storage system. The system did not reach all community homes, however, until a recently completed project bridged that gap. This was done by laying an underground electrical distribution line to tie a more distant group of homes — previously powered by individual gas and diesel generators — into the micro-grid system.
Read about it in a new project profile — one of the initiatives of the Renewable Energy for Remote Communities program.
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.
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.