Building on Progress 2018

Now is the time to take climate action to the next level and step up to meet the climate challenge head-on.


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We’re joining a global movement to take ambition to the next level and generate climate action. Okanagan College and the Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan have partnered with the Global Climate Action Summit to host an affiliate event during the Summit. 

With a focus on two of the Summit’s themes of healthy energy systems and sustainable communities, this Affiliate event will demonstrate progress by showcasing local projects addressing sustainable energy, building, and infrastructure.  

The event will include an ongoing expo with exhibits from local businesses and organizations helping to achieve climate progress and building toward a more sustainable future.  The event will be open to the public and the press.

Healthy Energy Systems

The Community Energy Association will speak to their activities in community and corporate energy and emissions plans, energy efficient new and retrofitted buildings, support with renewable energy projects, and implementing electric vehicle charging stations.  Fortis BC will address rebates and support for energy efficient building construction and renovations, and renewable energy (solar and renewable natural gas).  

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The theme of sustainable communities will address the intersection between local and global initiatives, especially opportunities for coordination.  Participants will focus on building, infrastructure, and planning. 

Confirmed participants:

  • Archineers
  • BC Council for International Cooperation - GECCO
  • City of Kelowna
  • City of Penticton
  • Community Energy Association
  • District of Summerland
  • Fortis BC
  • Fresh Outlook Foundation
  • Landform Architecture
  • Okanagan College
  • Project Recharge
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Is your company or group interested in participating?


    Contact: rowarner@okanagan.bc.ca

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