News

Return to News Listing

Delta Recognized for Achievement of Carbon Neutrality

Sep 10, 2019

For the 7th consecutive year, City of Delta has achieved its goal of corporate carbon neutrality as part of the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities Green Communities Committee’s (GCC) multi-level Climate Action Recognition Program.

Through ongoing commitment and investment in energy efficient retrofits in Delta’s building, infrastructure upgrades and greening our fleet, Delta’s 2018 corporate emissions associated with buildings and fleet was 20% below the 2007 baseline. This is equivalent to taking 291 passenger vehicles off the road for 1 year.

This distinction identifies Delta with Level 4 recognition for achieving corporate carbon neutrality, highlighting Delta’s commitment to reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions in the community. Since 2012, Delta has been labelled as an environmentally-conscious community by the GCC for its demonstration of climate leadership and climate action.

Since its establishment in 2007 under the Climate Action Charter, the GCC has been supporting local governments in developing community strategies, actions, supports and incentives in light of the complications of climate change.

To learn more about Delta’s Environmental Initiatives, please visit Delta.ca/Environment.