Our Green City by the Sea

The City of White Rock takes action on climate change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our corporate operations and the broader community.

The City has been awarded Level 3 recognition – ‘Achievement of Carbon Neutrality’ for 2013 by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities Green Communities Committee.

Some of the initiatives included supporting shoreline clean-up projects by community groups through providing garbage bags and litter collection, ongoing support of the community garden, the planting of 45 trees, and landscaping throughout the community.

Furthermore, the City adopted Town Centre guidelines which include provisions for ‘green’ building practices including planted roofs, use of recycled materials, and the use of renewable energy sources.

The City of White Rock recognizes that climate change is a global issue. Moving forward, the City will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020 and 50 per cent below 2007 levels by 2050.