News Release: Town of View Royal Recognized as Leader in Climate Change Action


Climate Action Leader
Achievement of Carbon Neutrality  

September 22, 2017

VIEW ROYAL - The Town of View Royal is pleased to announce that is has just been recognized for achieving corporate carbon neutrality by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee and has been awarded level four recognition for the ‘Achievement of Carbon Neutrality’ for the 2016 reporting year.

The Town of View Royal is proud to be one of the initial signatories to the Climate Action Charter in 2007. As a signatory, the Town of View Royal has demonstrated its commitment to work with the Province and the Union of BC Municipalities to take action on climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate operations and the broader community.

The Town of View Royal has been measuring and reporting on its efforts to reduce emissions since 2012. Carbon neutral operations were achieved, for example, by participation in the the household organic waste pickup program and reducing vehicle emissions by switching to a solid waste truck that uses Compressed Natural Gas for much reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The Town of View Royal is proud of the progress and efforts being taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will continue to strive toward reaching their climate goals and achievement of this recognition in the coming years.

For more information about the View Royal Community Climate Action Plan, visit:

Contact Information:

Kim Anema

Chief Administrative Officer

Phone: 250-479-6800