Case studies: FCM 2018 Sustainable Communities Award Winners
We are pleased to present the nine municipalities that have been selected to receive the 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. These winning projects showcase the most innovative environmental initiatives in communities of all sizes across Canada.
Read the case study for each winner to:
- Discover how municipal projects in are making communities more sustainable
- See what environmental, economic and social benefits the initiatives provide to communities
- Learn sustainability best practices and lessons learned you can apply in your municipality's initiatives
Are you interested in developing a similar project in your community? This spring, we'll post videos of each project team's presentation at FCM's 2018 sustainable Communities Conference, along with a guide.
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Starting from scratch, this small community adopted asset management practices that increase the village's sustainability and resilience.
Innovative natural techniques, such as reconditioning soil and using plants to absorb contaminants, transformed a former sanitary lagoon. Learn how.
This unique climate adaptation planning process blends scientific data predicting future weather patterns with local expertise. Learn more.
A Biomass District Energy System in Yellowknife, NT, is leading the way to reduced heating costs and GHG emissions in Northern communities.
A new sustainable community in Guelph, ON, will create a unique live-work space connected to the larger city.
A partnership between the municipality and school boards is increasing high school students' independence and their long-term use of sustainable transportation.
Small-scale projects in Montreal, QC, neighbourhoods add up to big improvements in the city's pedestrian and bicycle culture.
Getting the community engaged in their waste management program helped this BC community divert more waste and stimulate the local economy. Read our profile to learn more.
An innovative bioretention system in Alberta is demonstrating the benefits of natural stormwater management, and producing research and public education. Learn more.