Energy & Transportation Committee
Squamish CAN's Energy and Transportation committee is primarily operated by the hearts and souls of volunteers who donate their expertise and passion across the organization. We support sustainable initiatives and share our inputs on potential projects across town.
Our strategic priorities are:
1. Advocate for renewable energy sources, reduced energy consumption and improved transportation networks. Priority activities include:
Work with the District of Squamish: the Squamish Official Community Plan targets a 20% reduction in natural gas and hydro consumption (measured on a per capita basis). Help them to realize and build upon this goal.
Explore greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation (particular commuters to Whistler), and work to understand the viability of alternative transportation plans and improved transit.
2. Educate residents on ways to reduce personal energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels. Priority activities include;
Education series: movie nights + community presentations and discussions
Commuter Challenge (aka GoByBike Week - Bike to Work & School Week)
EcoHome Hops or similar events
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Our Strategic Priority
Reduce community energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels in Squamish
Transportation and energy use in residential buildings are the two areas of focus. We will address our areas of focus through activities related to:
Education and outreach: we need to share information with the public, and work with people to engage them in ways to achieve our goal.
Advocating and informing: we need to increase our understanding of problems and encourage solutions.