Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)
The CARIP program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to local governments that have signed the B.C. Climate Action Charter equal to 100 per cent of the carbon taxes they
pay directly to support municipal operations. The program encourages investment in climate action.
In 2019, the City of Nanaimo was recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee as a BC Climate Action Community for reaching Level Three in the Climate Action Recognition Program.
Significant progress in reducing the City’s corporate emissions was made in 2018 through a number of actions including converting streetlights to LEDs, replacing a boiler in Beban Park pool with two high-efficiency condensing boilers and generating
802 megawatt hours of energy at the Reservoir #1 facility. Initiatives taken in the community include restoration projects in Jingle Pot Marsh to reintroduce the endangered Vancouver Island beggartick species, Departure Creek to enhance salmon habitat
and the riparian area along the Chase River near Harewood Centennial Park.
* New Beban Park boilers
More information about this recognition is available in the City's news release: City awarded "Green Communities" designation.
* REALice technology at Frank Crane arena
At the FortisBC Efficiency in Action Awards on Wednesday, October 30, the City of Nanaimo received the Public Sector - Municipal award for work done in lowering energy use and greenhouse gas emissions at Nanaimo's facilities namely Beban Park Pool,
Frank Crane and Cliff McNabb arenas.
Some of the most effective, sustainable choices that the City has put into play at our arenas and pools are quietly reducing our impact on the environment while saving on operating costs. The estimated annual natural gas savings at these facilities
is more than 3,800 gigajoules per year, or the equivalent of removing approximately 50 gasoline-powered cars off the road for a year.
Read more about this award here: City's green initiatives place Nanaimo as a top BC energy saver.