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BC’s Carbon Neutral Government Program wins United Nations Award

Dear colleagues,

As you may know, Langara College has been actively reducing its carbon footprint since 2000. Since that time, we have made large strides towards becoming a carbon neutral zero-waste environment. What you may not know is that this was actually part of a larger carbon neutral initiative spearheaded by the BC provincial government (the BC Carbon Neutral Government Program). This year, those efforts have been recognized with an award from the United Nations.

We would like to share with you the note from BC’s Climate Action Secretariat. Thank you for keeping Langara Green.

Facilities Team 

Dear public sector colleagues,

I have the pleasure of letting you know that B.C.’s Carbon Neutral Government Program has been recognized with a 2018 United Nations Momentum for Change award.

The award, in the “Climate Neutral Now” category, recognizes “… efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality.”  The announcement was made late last week during Climate Week in New York City.  The Program will also be showcased in series of Momentum for Change events taking place during the second week (10 – 14 December 2018) of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.  You can find more details about the award using the following link.

Of course, this award wouldn’t have been possible without the support of you and your organizations. Together, we’ve collectively achieved carbon neutrality over the past eight years, and in turn, this shared recognition.  On behalf of my colleagues at the BC Climate Action Secretariat, I’d like to offer our sincere thanks for your important contributions to the province’s climate action.  Congratulations and thanks to all of you.

Orest Maslany, Director, Carbon Neutral Government
B.C. Climate Action Secretariat


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