2006 thru 2010

“Green” Legislation Supports Local Governments in British Columbia

“Local governments already have access to a variety of options that can make their communities more environmentally sustainable, and this legislation supports this further by ensuring local governments have the tools and guidelines necessary to create more compact neighbourhoods, with a stronger focus on energy conservation, greenhouse gas reduction, and affordability,” stated Ida Chong.

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Implementing Green Infrastructure in British Columbia through Policies and Bylaws

At a GVRD Sustainability Community Breakfast, Susan Rutherford provided an overview of a guide that West Coast Environmental Law is developing. “The guide focus is on case studies / examples that demonstrate how local governments have addressed liability/risk concerns, and are moving forward with monitoring and adaptive management consistent with the approach/methodology laid out in Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia”, stated Susan Rutherford.

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