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City of Brandon’s Environmental Initiatives Recognized by FCM


January 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon has received another national accolade for its environmental sustainability efforts after successfully completing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection Program (PCP).

FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program is a network of more than 250 Canadian municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to acting on climate change. The program empowers municipalities to take action against climate change through a five-milestone process.

The City of Brandon initially signed on to the PCP program in the spring of 2005 and successfully achieved the fifth and final milestone of the program late in 2015.

“After completing our baseline inventory in 2008, we’ve worked hard to achieve program milestones through initiatives like setting and, subsequently, updating greenhouse gas reduction targets for both the private and public sector,” says Lindsay Hargreaves, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator with the City of Brandon. “We’ve also created and continue to update our Environmental Strategic Action Plan, which functions as a living document to help us navigate both short and long-term goals to reduce the City’s negative impact on the environment and produce a positive outcome.”

Brandon has now joined an elite list of 32 municipalities across Canada that have reached Milestone 5 in the PCP program and is also the only municipality in Manitoba that has reached Milestone 5 level for both the public and private sectors. The City of Brandon’s efforts will be officially recognized at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Conference in Ottawa next month.

The City of Brandon’s environmental sustainability efforts were also recently recognized with the receipt of the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association Environmental Action Award at the 2015 Communities in Bloom National Symposium.

You can read more about these awards, as well as the City of Brandon Environmental Initiatives section’s numerous other successes in its 2015 Environmental Update here: http://brandonenvironment.ca/strategic-plans-and-programs.


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