Powering a sustainable future

This award recognizes a program or project that generates or stores energy for community use in an innovative, sustainable way to increase resilience to climate change and lower GHG emissions.

Examples of eligible initiatives:

  • Community energy initiatives, like renewable energy generation or district energy solutions that are working toward total decarbonization.
  • Battery storage systems to increase energy security and community resilience.
  • Other energy solutions that improve community equity through unique ownership models that involve equity-seeking groups, community profit-sharing or reduced energy poverty.

Who can apply?

All Canadian municipalities and their partners are eligible to apply for an FCM Sustainable Communities Award.

Learn about our 2020 energy category winner, the Town of Raymond, AB, and the installation of a series of solar panels that offsets 100 percent of the town’s operational electricity use and saves nearly 700 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Get inspired by the City of Westminster, BC, which is planning to transform wastewater into green energy.

Discover how the Green Municipal Fund can support energy projects in your community with financing through our Community Efficiency Financing initiative and Community Energy Systems offers.

Submit an application before June 28, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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FCM's 2024 Sustainable Communities Awards

Submit an application before June 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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