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Neighbouring municipalities create a pathway to sustainable procurement on P.E.I.

Charlottetown and Stratford, PE, identified sustainable procurement as an opportunity to increase their positive impact on the climate and the community. In partnership with a consultant, a five-year action plan was created to shift toward sustainable procurement, with some high-impact actions identified for more immediate change.
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Webinar recording: Accelerate your community’s net-zero transformation with new GMF funding

Watch our webinar to discover how GMF’s new funding can help you upgrade infrastructure and reduce local GHG emissions.

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Case study: Increasing waste diversion to reduce landfill use

Discover the environmental and economic benefits of an appointment-based collection service for divertible waste in Drummondville, Québec.
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Webinar recording: How to get a project started, tips for small francophone communities

If you’re a small francophone municipality looking to develop sustainability projects and access funding, watch this webinar to learn how others overcame common challenges.

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Webinar recording: Net-Zero Circularity: Procurement

Watch this webinar recording to see how circular procurement can help put the principles of a circular economy into action.

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Resources: Strengthening your municipality’s circular economy initiatives

Find case studies, exercises and worksheets to help your municipality reduce waste and strengthen its circular economy initiatives.

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Case Study: How Lac-Saint-Jean’s Réemploi+ program is building a circular economy

A challenge facing many municipalities is how to divert more waste from landfill, both to lower GHG emissions and to reduce their need for landfill space. In Quebec’s Lac-Saint-Jean region, communities and waste management have teamed up to create Réemploi+, an organization that is creating a system for waste diversion and reuse while also developing skills training opportunities.
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Case Study: How Guelph-Wellington is building a sustainable food future

In order to find the most impactful ways to reduce food waste, Guelph-Wellington conducted a study that examined the local food system from production to export and consumption. It found a number of solutions to the food waste problem that have the potential to both address economic inequality and reduce the community’s carbon footprint.
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Piloting a new method of diverting organics from landfill

Read our case study to learn how a group of Quebec municipalities piloted an innovated method of separating organics from trash.
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energy Energy

Webinar recording: The 5 keys to a green municipal project business case

Watch this webinar recording and discover the five critical focus areas you need to address to get your project started, from financing and partnerships to integrating a triple-bottom-line approach.

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Circular Cities & Regions Initiative

Interested in learning more about how the circular economy can come to life in cities and regions? Review the CCRI webinar recordings featuring speakers from leading organizations and global cities.

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Case studies: 2020 Sustainable Communities Award winners

Discover the outstanding environmental initiatives that received FCM’s 2020 Sustainable Communities awards.
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Case study: Campbell River, BC, develops plan to protect against rising sea levels

Learn how Campbell River, BC, developed an action plan to protect their community and coastline from the risk of sea level rise due to climate change.
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Case Study
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Case study: Animal-proof bins wrapped in local art get Canmore, AB, composting

Learn how Canmore, AB, developed a composting program using animal-safe bins decorated with local artists’ designs.
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Case Study
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Study helps set direction for new composting facility

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, BC, extensively studied the viability of a new composting facility that would divert the region’s considerable organic waste from landfill.
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One-stop shop for waste management sparks community pride

The integrated waste management complex in Quebec’s Manicouagan region is the first of its kind in the province to collect, treat and recover value from waste—all in one place.
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Pilot program proves textile recycling within reach for Canada’s municipalities

Thanks to the pioneering spirit of the City of Markham, ON, residents can now donate old clothes and other textiles through a program that creates jobs, supports local charities and keeps millions of pounds of textiles out of landfill.
A resident opening the bin and donating a large bag of clothing.
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energy | housing Energy | Housing

Webinar recordings: Best practices in municipal sustainability

How are cities and communities of all sizes tackling their environmental challenges? Find out from our five-part webinar series on innovations and opportunities in municipal energy, waste, water, transportation and land use initiatives.

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Report
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Report: Solid waste management in Canadian municipalities

Expanding responsibility for producers to include the post-consumer stage of their products is a key solution for financial and environmental sustainability in the waste sector.

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