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Local Government Action Program Survey Submission Report for MissionEnvironmental Charter

Mission’s 2008 Environmental Charter was revised in 2022 to bring it up to date with current environmental concerns. After a thorough public consultation process, the new Environmental Charter was adopted by Council on July 18, 2022.

The Environmental Charter 2022-2027 is a 5-year action plan to address climate change, foster resilient and vibrant communities, and protect and enhance ecosystems and green spaces now and into the future.

With the growing events of climate change and increasing demand on our world’s natural resources, it is now more urgent than ever to take climate action to better steward our environment and cut greenhouse gas emissions in our community.

See the Environmental-Charter-2022-2027

As part of the City’s commitment to taking climate action, the City joined the Province’s Local Government Climate Action Program in June 2022. Joining the provincial program will allow the City to receive annual funding of approximately $200,000 from the Province to help fund the climate action initiatives identified in the Environmental Charter. Joining the program required the City to submit and post a Local Government Action Program Survey Submission Report  for Mission, as well as a Local Government Climate Action Program Attestation Form.

Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP)

The City has developed a Community Energy and Emissions Plan for Mission to help our community become more resilient, energy efficient, increase our use of renewable energy sources, and reduce our impact on climate change.

The CEEP attempts to answer the following questions:

Why take action?
Where are we now?
Where are we going?
Where do we want to go?
How will we get there?

District of Mission Community Energy and Emissions Plan

 

Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club

Originally launched in 2012 as the Junior Bug Club, the Junior Anti-Litter Bug Club is a large-scale stewardship club encouraging children aged 5 to 11 years in active citizenship through reducing litter and discouraging littering behaviours.

To register and receive your child’s club kit, please visit the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society’s online website.

For more information on the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society (MESS), formally known as “Adopt-A-Block”, please visit their website.

South Coast Conservation Program – Nature Stewards Program

The South Coast has a high level of biodiversity thanks to a variety of ecosystems.  However, the region’s natural plants and animals also face the challenge of living in the most densely populated area of the Province. Currently, there are over 260 endangered species that can be found in the region.

The South Coast Landowner Stewardship Program encourages landowners to actively play a role in stewarding and improving wildlife habitat on their land. This can include monitoring, maintenance, enhancement, or protection for wildlife including species and ecosystems at risk.

Nature Stewards Program brochure

For more information on Environmental Community Initiatives, contact the City’s Engineering Department.

 

For more information on Environmental Community Initiatives, contact the City’s Engineering Department.

General Inquiries:
Email: engineering@mission.ca
Phone: 604-820-3736