Develop a Clean Growth Strategy and mindset: There are huge opportunities to position Salmon Arm for a greener economy by reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and by focusing on clean growth policies.
A Clean Growth Strategy would have these core areas of focus
- reducing GHG emissions,
- increasing our resilience to future climate risks and events and
- a sharp focus on how best to compete in a low carbon economy
This involves reviewing existing city policies and approaches, new ideas and the insights of community stakeholders. Expanded public transit, a renewed tree bylaw involving no net loss as well as expanded planting, promoting alternative energy sources and continued improvements in energy efficiencies in city buildings are all a part of responsible and forward-looking solutions for the city and residents. The city has a key role in convening these discussions and in providing education as well.
Timeline: FCM funding application – Spring 2019