The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) announced at its Sept. 18, Board of Directors meeting that it has been awarded a Level 3 Achievement of Carbon Neutrality from the Climate Action Charter. A formal letter of recognition was sent to the TNRD acknowledging this accomplishment.
Climate action is a provincial priority and local governments are key partners in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create complete, compact and energy-efficient communities. In 2007-08, the TNRD became a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, along with 182 other local governments. The TNRD has measured and reported carbon emissions to the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program since 2010, and has taken measures to reduce corporate emissions. The TNRD has been working on retrofitting buildings, improving fleet management, expanding recycling and diversion opportunities for solid waste, and incorporating carbon-neutral initiatives into planning exercises, all in an effort to reduce corporate emissions.