Resources for residents
GET INVOLVED AND LEARN MORE
We all have a role to play in reducing GHG emissions and there are plenty of resources, grants and organizations ready to help you on the journey. Taking action to lower pollution and prepare for climate change impacts will also make your community safer and more livable, and you will save money too.
GRANTS AND INCENTIVES
Upgrade your home’s energy efficiency and look into renewable energy.
Make the switch to an Electric Bike.
Purchase an Electric Vehicle at a lower cost with provincial and federal rebates.
Climate and energy issues can feel complicated, especially with the pace of innovation and new technologies arriving. Check out the resources below to learn more and feel more confident in the path you choose to reduce GHG emissions.
Only a decade ago, you would rarely see an electric vehicle on the road. Now nearly one in five new vehicles sold are electric! Despite their growing popularity, you might have questions about how well an EV can perform in our northern community. Watch these videos to answer your questions and see how other rural BC residents have gone electric.
CLIMATE CHANGE 101
Sometimes people confuse the terms weather and climate. Weather varies day-to-day and year-to-year, but climate is the long-term average of weather over at least 20 or 30 years.
Climate change, then, refers to the long-term shift in weather and temperature patterns. While the Earth has undergone natural changes in these patterns over time, human activities from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas (to power vehicles, heat homes, and industrial processes) are accelerating these changes. The change in Earth’s climate is happening faster than ever before and this is affecting livelihoods, population health, economies, food security, and natural environments, to name a few.
Use Active Transportation: Walk, bike, or roll more often. Take advantage of the paths, trails and infrastructure that make downtown Mackenzie so great. You can lead by example by joining Go By Bike Week.