Rhona Martin

Colwood scores two awards at this week’s UBCM in Vancouver

Solar Colwood earns the city a pair of recognitions

The City of Colwood doubled up on acclaim for its leadership in energy planning and efficiency plus the use of renewable energy.

“Colwood is proud to be recognized for taking a leadership role in promoting clean energy options,” said mayor Carol Hamilton. “Our vision is that the Solar Colwood program will serve as a model of collaboration other municipalities can build upon to make solar solutions accessible and affordable.

” At the Union of BC Municipalities convention, Steve Thompson, Minister of Forests, presented the city with a Climate and Energy Action award for commitment to and implementation of the Solar Colwood program. The next day, Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development presented Colwood with the Community Excellence Award for leadership and innovation in climate action.

“These awards highlight the incredible momentum amongst BC communities toward achieving energy sustainability,” said Darrell Mussatto, Co-chair of the Community Energy Association and mayor of North Vancouver. “Many municipalities are well on their way to meeting their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.” Learn more about Solar Colwood at www.solarcolwood.ca.