Climate and Sustainability
The City of Castlegar was a signatory to the Climate Action Charter in 2007. It won the Community Energy Association’s Energy Award in 2008 for the design of its City Hall.
In 2011, the City furthered its commitment to carbon neutrality through completion of its Official Community Plan which integrated sustainability objectives. In 2012 the City passed policy to ensure that all funds received from CARIP go into a Climate Action Fund specific to projects that further GHG emission reduction targets.
The City participated in the development of a Strategic Community Energy Plan in 2015. That same year, it adopted a Street Tree Master Plan in support of retaining urban forest. The City has also won the 2019 UBCM Sustainability Award for its Columbia Avenue Complete Street Project which furthers action on active transportation and sustainable infrastructure. The City installed rooftop solar panels that same year. Its Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan which was developed in 2007 will be updated in 2021.
The City of Castlegar is participating in several initiatives that are building on past successes toward our community sustainability goals. More information on these initiatives and how you can participate can be found on Castlegar Connects.