Find out the next steps this October 2019
The City of Richmond will be moving forward with the next steps on updating the Community Energy and Emissions Plan after hearing ideas from the community from June to August 2019. In October 2019, we will be looking for your feedback on options and directions that the City could pursue to achieve deep GHG reductions in the community.
There are three ways to get involved:
- Reserve your spot at a Community Meeting
- Drop by the Community Directions Fair
- Complete a survey (Available in October 2019)
Reserve your spot at a Community Meeting
Join us for an in-depth discussion about the options and trade-offs that the City of Richmond will be exploring as we shape the draft of the renewed Community Energy and Emissions Plan.
We can’t wait to have a dynamic discussion with residents from different backgrounds (age, culture, gender, etc), so please invite your friends and family.
Attend one of two meetings:
- Tuesday, October 1
- Time: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Britannia Shipyards - Chinese Bunkhouse, 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond V7E 6S2
- Thursday, October 3
- Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
- Location: East Richmond Community Hall, 12360 Cambie Road, Richmond V6V 1G4
There are three ways to register:
- Register via Eventbrite (see above)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org (please include the names of each attendee and their relationship with Richmond)
- Call 604-276-4100
- Learn more about the City of Richmond’s next steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and which options and trade-offs the City will explore. Provide your feedback on the City’s directions.
- Chat with City transportation, City recycling, U-Bicycle, Modo team members and others to find out more about current options that will help you reduce your emissions. Modo is offering $50 in free drive time to trial Modo, the City's only car-share service.
- Test drive an electric vehicle for free and find out why this may be a good option for you when choosing your next car. This test drive will be available on a first come, first-served basis, so come early!
- Fix your broken item. Whether it’s your favourite kettle that just won’t turn on, or a pair of jeans missing a button or two, bring it over and we’ll have volunteer repair specialists who can help you reduce waste from landfills. Please note that only one item will be assessed per person. This service will be available on a first come, first-served basis, so come early! Help us ensure that we have a specialist who can help you fix your broken item by letting us know ahead of time.
- Bring your kids and we’ll show them how to make a wind turbine pinwheel!
- Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your reusable cup and water bottle.
- Please consider carpooling, cycling, walking, taking transit to the event. Richmond City Hall also has an electric vehicle (EV) charging station, as well as parking.
- Richmond City Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Questions and answers
How does the Fix-it Station work?
Many items get thrown away at landfills annually. Save money, learn a new skill, and reduce waste this October!
At the Fix-it Station, you will learn how to fix your broken item. Please note that only one item will be assessed per person. Bring your broken/ripped textiles (or piece of clothing), or broken small electronics and appliances. Please only bring items that you can bring alone (no huge appliances such as fridges or stoves). The specialists will assess if they can help you fix your item on the spot. If the item cannot be fixed, the Richmond Recycling Depot will give you information on what else you can do.
Who can test drive an electric vehicle (EV)?
Those 21 years or older with a valid BC Driver’s License (Class 5) will sign waivers to test drive an electric vehicle (EV). The electric vehicles will be hosted by Emotive - The Electric Vehicle Experience, Plug-in Richmond, and various community car dealerships. The goal of this activity is to show residents how an EV works. No purchase necessary. Please register for your test drive at the Emotive booth on the day of the event. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first-served only as availability is limited.
How can I get involved?
We’d love to have more volunteers for this event. Please read more about our requirements and sign up here.