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In Colombia, women elected officials face many barriers to political leadership. This case study shows how women can support each other to overcome those barriers to lead their communities with confidence.
  • International
  • Inclusive communities
  • Women in local government
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To meet greenhouse-gas reduction targets and cut utility costs, the City of Toronto considered solar, wind, geothermal and waste-to-energy options for heating, cooling and lighting its 2,215 community housing buildings.
  • Energy
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The City of Yellowknife's Biomass District Energy System is the 2018 winner in the energy category of FCM's Sustainable Communities Awards. Watch the video and read the case study to learn more about this project. Download our guide below to get started on a similar project in your community.
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
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Unlike provinces in southern Canada, the northern territories spend proportionately more on heating to cope with a demanding climate. With higher costs come higher emissions, so it's easy to see why the City of Yellowknife focused on energy to meet its GHG reduction targets and to reduce costs.
  • Climate change
  • Energy
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Since adopting its corporate GHG reduction plan in 2010, the City of Nelson has undertaken full and partial building retrofits, green fleet initiatives, and staff and stakeholder engagement workshops.
  • Climate change
  • Energy
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In 2005, the Government of Ontario released the Places to Grow Act, allowing it to designate geographic regions that need further development to accommodate projected population growth.
  • Climate change
  • Energy
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The Niagara Region created an integrated community and corporate climate change action plan with targets for local energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction based on a previously-compiled regional inventory.
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
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After the roof collapsed on the Springhill Arena in 2001, the Town of Springhill constructed a new multi-purpose community centre to accommodate sports, recreation, culture, tourism and business activities.
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
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