Climate Action

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The Township of Langley recognizes that climate change is a serious risk to our community, and is working hard to reduce our emissions and limit future impacts. High-level plans such as the Official Community Plan (OCP)  and Sustainability Charter each prioritize energy efficiency and emission reduction measures, and in 2019, Township Council made a Climate Emergency Declaration  with the goal of accelerating climate change action.

In response to the risks of a changing climate, the Township is currently developing a Climate Action Strategy that will work to:

  1. tackle the causes of climate change through actions to mitigate climate change
  2. prepare our community to better adapt to climate changes well into the future

The strategy will include emission reduction targets that align with regional, provincial and federal targets and best practices.

Climate Action Strategy

The Climate Action Strategy brings together targets and actions from the following plans.

Other Programs

Earth Hour

Every year, the Township of Langley uses darkness to shed some light on an important environmental issue: energy conservation. By turning off lights at select facilities for a period of one hour and hosting celebratory events, the Township takes part in an initiative that encourages energy conservation and raises awareness about climate change, both at home and around the globe. Learn more about Earth Hour at EarthHour.org.

Empower Me Program

Empower Me is an award-winning energy conservation and behaviour change program delivered in communities and in language. Empower Me helps participants understand energy bills and choices, save energy, save money, and increase the comfort and safety of their homes. 

Participation in Empower Me is open and completely free for any Township resident or family, but is best suited to new Township residents, especially multilingual newcomers.

Participants receive:

  • Admission to a free Energy Saving Workshop
  • Consultation with an Energy Mentor (available in nine languages)
  • A custom energy saving plan for their home
  • An energy savings kit valued around $90
  • Follow-up support