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Carbon Offset Brainstorming Session

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  • While I am unconvinced that carbon offsetting can play a significant role in mitigating climate change, there are offsetting programs in place that might be used productively. I've had an idea running through my head for a few years, but would like some feedback on it's viability. I think it might make a significant contribution to reducing energy use in this city.

    The idea is to replace windows & patio doors in older rental apartments with cold climate LOW-E Windows. Governments, BC Hydro, etc only have projects for homeowners. Landlords have zero incentives to make efficiency improvements, and renters would be foolish to make the investment themselves.

    I recently looked through the website. They have a section where one can suggest projects to them. I'm not an expert at writing project proposals, so I'd love to meet with some people who would be able to assist and/or critique the idea. Given the 2nd class status of renters, the proposal may need to somehow mitigate that bias too.

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  • rob.Zeeee

    Strongly suggest you watch a YouTube documentary, FORESTS ARE DYING, ARE WE NEXT? I was surprised to learn, in the last 3 days, that the city hall in-charge for "food security" have not informed themselves even of the California Mega Drought, a climate trend, which has already arrived in Abbotsford -- learned that some farmers have no water, from the Terminal Farmers Market vendors.

    August 13, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've heard of this kind of thing being done in the States, and particularly for tenants, but I don't remember where I saw it.

    I wonder, would it make sense to consider carbon taxes as part of the same discussion, or would you see that as a separate issue?

    December 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, I see this is a pretty old post :-) Oh well. Still an interesting topic.

      December 11, 2014

  • Ryan William H.

    Myself + the Green Party of BC Candidate for Vancouver-False Creek might attend if you finalize a time.

    December 4, 2012

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