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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. Except in traffic, remember to turn off your engine if you're otherwise going to idle for more than 10 seconds. Learn why it's great to Turn Your Key and Be Idle Free!
  • 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 EV charging stations and has flagged some of the benefits of going electric. Check it out!
  • Burn wood more cleanly. Put an insert in your fireplace and cure your firewood properly. Three are incentives to switch out old wood stoves for cleaner burning options through the Woodstove Exchange Program — so don't miss out! Learn more about burning cleaner via the online Wood Smoke Education Course, a portal developed by FBC's Prince George team.
  • 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; and increase energy efficiency by replacing older windows.

Businesses and Institutions

  • Manage your fleet. If you run a business with work vehicles, 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.

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

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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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We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.